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Philippines: New ‘Cybercrime’ Law Will Harm Free Speech

A new Philippine “cybercrime” law drastically increases punishments for criminal libel and gives authorities excessive and unchecked powers to shut down websites and monitor online information. President Benigno Aquino III signed the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012on September 12, 2012. (New York) – A new Philippine “cybercrime” law drastically increases punishments for criminal libel and gives authorities excessive and unchecked powers to shut down websites and monitor online information, Human Rights Watch said today.read more

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