The arrests have triggered international concern over "the narrowing space for freedom of expression and independent media" in the African country.
The reform to the penal code applies to those who "reproduce and transmit messages or communications originating or allegedly originating from" the criminal groups.
A new draft law targeting a movement critical of Indian influence in the Maldives follows previous alleged attempts to silence dissent.
During his annual press conference, Putin expressed the importance of artistic freedom without hindrance to religious freedom.
Azzam Alameddin, the company's director of public policy covering the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey told the Turkish parliament's digital media committee that the company is always open to negotiations with the public and the authorities.
India's Electronics and Information Technology Ministry sends a letter to Twitter as a "final notice", otherwise the company “shall be liable to consequences" if it does not agree to restrict content criticising PM Narendra Modi’s government.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen posted graphic images on Twitter of crimes committed by Daesh in late 2015 after a prominent television interviewer compared her party to the terror group.
Rapper Pablo Hasel's case has put the spotlight on freedom of expression in Spain, prompting the government to announce it would relax free speech laws.
Police and demonstrators in Barcelona have clashed for a fifth night with thousands hitting the streets across Spain in protest against the jailing of a controversial rapper.
Lawmakers from President Macron's ruling party say they will propose a "complete rewrite" of part of a draft law that would restrict the filming of police, following massive outrage.
The protest outside the culture ministry was triggered by the eviction of fourteen artists - members of the San Isidro Movement – were evicted by the authorities from their premises in the historic centre of Havana.
Demonstrators in several Muslim countries call for a boycott of French goods after President Emmanuel Macron publicly defended Charlie Hebdo caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, which are considered blasphemous in Islam.
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