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Qatar: New cybercrimes law endangers freedom of expression

Headline Title:  Qatar: New cybercrimes law endangers freedom of expression 18 September 2014 A controversial new cybercrimes law that criminalizes the spreading of “false news” on the internet poses a serious threat to freedom of expression in Qatar, said Amnesty International. Under the new law, the authorities may ban websites that they consider threatening to the “safety” of the country and punish anyone who posts or shares online content that “undermines” Qatar’s “social values” or “general order”, though the law fails to define the meaning of these terms. “The new…

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