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Kenya signs bill criminalising fake news

​On Wednesday, President Kenyatta signed a lengthy new Bill into law, criminalising cybercrimes including fake news, cyberbullying and cyberespionage

R Kelly among artists affected under Spotify’s new policy

The digital music platform has announced new policy preventing the promotion of music from any 'hateful' artist

Child porn: ‘The heart of darkness’

The industry is buried in the dark web and children grow up haunted by that truth for the rest of their lives

FPB earmarks R8m to censor online

The Film and Publications Board plans to spend over R8-million a year to police YouTube, but is about to have its child pornography wings clipped.

Concern over legal loophole for child pornographers

Proposed amendments to the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Act have raised the ire of Christian-based organisations.

Singer Ian Watkins pleads guilty to numerous sex offences

In a change of plea, Ian Watkins of the Welsh band Lostprophets has pleaded guilty to the attempted rape of a baby, along with other sex offences.

Net censorship won’t stop child porn

Local legislators should not follow the UK prime minister's ill-advised plan, says Andrew Verrijdt.

Film Board could contest Of Good Report unbanning

The Film and Publications Board will wait til end of August to decide on contesting the Appeal Committee decision to unban the film, Of Good Report.

Child porn amendment fazes censors

The first movie to be banned since 1994 is the victim of a vague law driven by 'moral panic', writes Shaun de Waal.

Call for ‘virtual’ child porn stirs Dutch debate

A call by two Dutch sexologists for "virtual" child pornography to be legalised so as to assuage paedophiles' desires has sparked fierce debate.

End this epidemic of violent abuse

In terms of budget allocations and intent, the government has tried to correct the problems in urban communities but is failing via performance.

Trial date to be set for child porn accused

Nine members of a Pretoria family will return to the Pretoria North Regional Court on January 16 on charges relating to sexually assaulting children.

Child porn accused seek bail

Nine members of a Pretoria family who face charges related to child pornography will hear soon on whether their bail application is successful.

Japan internet providers block child porn

A group of Japanese internet service providers started blocking access to child porn websites on Thursday.

Mother in child porn case denied bail

A 31-year-old woman accused of a string of child pornography-related charges was denied bail by the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

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