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Viktor Krasnov was reported to police by two young men who objected to his language in the dispute, on the Russian social network VKontakte in 2014. He was charged in Stavropol for having "insulted the feelings of worshippers".
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The US government's policy of fining broadcasters over the use of even a single swear word on live TV is justified, the Supreme Court has ruled.


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Publishes and comments on leaked documents alleging government and corporate misconduct.
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It was also illegal to write, print, utter, or publish anything that criticized the president or Congress. ... The Sedition Act, however, was (and generally still is) looked at as a direct violation of the First Amendment of the United States Bill of Rights, which granted the right of free speech.
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The new law, which was passed in July, means that blasphemy in Ireland is now a crime punishable with a fine of up to €25,000. It defines blasphemy as "publishing or uttering matter that is grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters sacred by any religion, thereby intentionally causing outrage among a substantial number of adherents of that religion, with some defences permitted".


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Australia intends to introduce filters which will ban access to websites containing criminal content.


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Controversial singer Doda is facing the prospect of doing two years behind bars for alleging that the Bible was written by people with a fondness for drinking too much wine and smoking herbal cigarettes.


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China has defended its right to censor the internet in a document laying out the government's attitude towards the web.


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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange told BBC News that other potential whistle-blowers should not be put off from sending material to the site.


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The website of whistle-blowing organisation Wikileaks has been shut down by the company providing it with domain name services.


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A woman in China has been sentenced to a year in a labour camp after posting a message on the social networking website Twitter.


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The US government will face significant legal and diplomatic hurdles if it attempts to prosecute Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in connection with the massive internet dump of secret US documents, legal scholars, defence lawyers and former prosecutors say.


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Protests have taken place across Spain calling for the release of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is facing extradition from the UK to Sweden for alleged sexual offences.


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Type a question into a search engine and the chances are one of the top results will be from Wikipedia - an online encyclopaedia created and maintained by everyone. Its founder, Jimmy Wales, acknowledges that having millions of contributors can lead to a few inaccuracies creeping in amongst the facts. But he believes his creation will continue expanding. Already 250 million people use Wikipedia every month.


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Journalist John Pilger, who like Ms Khan had offered to pay a surety to secure Mr Assange's release on bail, told the BBC. "I spoke to Julian Assange in Wandsworth Prison and he told me they put him in solitary confinement in a punishment block. This is ridiculous." Asked about Wikileaks, Mr Pilger added: "This should be the heart of journalism. The really great stories - the ones that tell us how the world works, help...


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