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World: Draft Counterfeiting Pact in Final Stages of Completion

(Nov. 18, 2010) On October 6, 2010, a draft text of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was made public, after three years and 11 rounds of negotiations. The current negotiating parties are Australia, Canada, the European Union (including all its Member States), Japan, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United States. The […]

World: Annual Press Freedom Index Published

(Nov. 2, 2010) The media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières, RSF) issued its ninth annual World Press Freedom Index on October 20, 2010. Northern Europe still dominated the highest ranking, with several countries sharing first place as those providing the greatest freedom of the press: Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. The […]