Open Internet Red Alert: World Conference on International Telecommunications

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The World Conference on International Telecommunications, a U.N.-sponsored global summit of government officials from 193 countries to draft a new international treaty on telecommunications regulations, began in Dubai, United Arab Emirates today, amidst strong opposition from various NGOs and companies like Google that have raised concerns of transparency surrounding the 12-day long, closed-door conference. More updates to come.

Uganda's Parliament Speaker Says "Kill the Gays" Bill Will Pass Before 2013

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Uganda's Parliament Speaker Says "Kill the Gays" Bill Will Pass Before 2013
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Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill, a legislative proposal that was introduced in 2009 to prosecute the gay population across the country, will be put to vote before the end of this year, according to the Speaker of the Parliament Rebecca Kadaga. If passed, all same-sex relations will be categorized into two classes of offense: "aggravated homosexuality," in which an offender would receive the death penalty, or "the offense of homosexuality" in which an offender would receive life imprisonment.