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16:02 EDT

[JURIST] The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) [official website] has ordered the country's 70 Internet service providers to block access to popular video-sharing website YouTube [corporate website] because of "blasphemous content, videos and documents" posted on the site, a government official confirmed Sunday. The order, issued by the director of the [read more]

14:02 EDT

[JURIST] The UK Home Office [official website] said Saturday that the government has no plans to create a compulsory DNA database for British citizens, citing ethical and information security concerns. The country's more limited existing National DNA Database [Home Office backgrounder], which retains DNA information collected from criminal suspects upon [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] Protests broke out in two Indonesian cities Saturday over the reprinting of a cartoon depiction of the Muslim prophet Muhammad [JURIST report] by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Poste [media website]. Protesters in the world's most populous Muslim country burned Danish flags and called for the death of the cartoon artist. [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] Serbia's chief prosecutor Slobodan Radovanovic said Saturday that Serbia is actively searching for the rioters that set fire to the US Embassy in Belgrade [JURIST report] last week over US support of independence for Kosovo [JURIST news archive]. Serbian police said they have already arrested over 200 rioters and [read more]

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