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Feb. 14, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The law permits, and authorities selectively used, prior censorship of pornographic material...The DGS may review and censor all foreign newspapers, magazines, and books to determine admissibility into the country, but these reviews are mostly for explicit, pornographic content" (13). "The penal code prohibits and punishes commercial sexual exploitation, child pornography, and forced prostitution" (30).
Jan. 30, 2020, 1:05 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits pornography, including child pornography, although there was no information available on whether the legal prohibitions were comprehensive" (31).
Jan. 29, 2020, 11:11 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Relevant institutions will comprehensively implement the respective measures in cooperation with each other. Specifically, the new items that were incorporated into the 2009 Action Plan are as follows: Taking stringent actions against the sexual exploitation of children, and enhancing action to eliminate child pornography." (52).
Jan. 13, 2020, 8:20 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The law does not expressly prohibit child pornography. The law on sexual exploitation was rarely enforced, and such exploitation reportedly was frequent." (35).
Nov. 7, 2019, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The law provides for sentences of not less than five years’ imprisonment and fines of up to EGP 200,000 ($11,315) for conviction of commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography. The government did not adequately enforce the law." (46).
Oct. 25, 2019, 9:36 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Recruitment of children for sexual exploitation and pornography is illegal, but the United Nations reported that criminal gangs recruited children as young as 10 years of age" (20).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Law enforcement agencies and NGOs reported that criminals and family members continued to use minors unlawfully in the production of pornography and in cybersex activities. The country is the top global internet source of online child pornography" (28).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"There were no official statistics regarding these matters and no reports in local media of cases, prosecutions, or convictions relating to either child sex trafficking or child pornography" (page 11).
July 31, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The governmental Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) filtered and blocked access to websites it deemed offensive, including adult content" (27) Adult content implies pornography (AMG-CODER COMMENT).
July 24, 2019, 6:29 p.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes the use, procuring, or offering of a child for the production of pornography, but no cases of child pornography were reported during the year" (page 17).
July 15, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

Children from Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, and ethnic minority communities were engaged in labor in informal sectors in the country, including farming, fishing, restaurants, street vending, auto services, food processing, manufacturing, construction, domestic work, and begging. Some children engaged in the worst forms of child labor, including in commercial sexual exploitation, child pornography, as well as production and trafficking of drugs (see section 6, Children). Factors contributing to child labor can include poverty, family commitment, distance from schools, parents’ occupations, and importance placed on education by parents. Limited reports continued that insurgent groups in the southernmost provinces recruited children to commit arson or act as scouts or informants" (page 39).more
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications set up a technical working group to regularly monitor the spread of pornography and negative information and images of women on the Internet. The group has requested Internet users and website owners to close the accounts and remove pornographic content from social media and other communication technologies" (14).
July 9, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"While the law prohibits commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and the government enforced the law, both activities occurred. Evidence was limited, and the extent of the problem was unknown" (page 24). "With regard to the worst forms of child labor, traffickers subjected children to commercial sexual exploitation, used children in the production of pornography and drugs, and sometimes forced children to beg and commit crimes" (page 32).
July 3, 2019, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"NGOs reported that they rarely enforced laws prohibiting child pornography. The government reported that, as of July, six children had been sexually exploited, but there were no cases involving pornography" (page 19).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia

"Violence against girls and women--including defilement, rape, marriages of girls under age 18, and prostitution--was a major problem affecting female asylum seekers and refugees in camps and among those residing independently, especially in urban areas. Gender inequality, economic dependence on men, and impunity of perpetrators were among the factors contributing to abuse" (p. 13).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"According to the Ministry of the Interior, officials opened five criminal cases involving child pornography during the first eight months of the year" (p. 13).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities enforced the law" (13).
April 24, 2019, 8:54 a.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and the government enforced the law. However, commercial sexual exploitation and the use of children in production of pornography occurred. Evidence of these activities was limited and the extent of the problem was unknown" (page 23).
April 10, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The National Council for the Child received a number of complaints during the year of abuses related to physical and sexual abuse, child pornography, and poor educational environments" (40).
April 5, 2019, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Within the country girls and boys were exploited in prostitution and sexual servitude" (12).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The country is not a destination for child sex tourism, and child prostitution was rare" (15-16).
March 31, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation, sale, offering or procuring for prostitution, and practices related to child pornography. The authorities generally enforced the law" (48). "he Investigative Committee reported filing charges in 1,645 cases of rape involving children in 2015 as well as in more than 5,300 cases of sexual assault of children" (48). "Authorities considered child pornography to be a serious problem" (49). "Roskomnadzor has the power to shut down any website immediately and without due process until its owners prove its content does not include child pornography. In 2014 approximately 15 percent of the 45,700 links Roskomnadzor shut down were related to child pornography" (49).more
March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"There were no government restrictions on academic freedom during the year; however, the government sporadically censored films that it deemed contained culturally sensitive or sexually explicit material" (para 51). "The law prohibits child pornography and using a child for public entertainment of an immoral or harmful nature. The maximum penalty for conviction of engaging in child pornography is 14 years in prison, while those found guilty of procuring a child for public entertainment are liable to a fine of 100,000 MWK ($133) and imprisonment of seven years. The law was not effectively enforced" (para 101).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Penalties for rape increase as the age of the victim decreases." (P. 23).
March 18, 2019, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The government blocked violent, sexually explicit, gambling-oriented, and other websites found to violate law and order, including, but not limited to, the illegal trade of internal organs, food, or medical supplies; violation of intellectual property rights; and the encouragement or planning of suicide" (10).
March 12, 2019, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"During the year a defector reported being pulled from school to witness the public execution of 11 musicians accused of making a pornographic video. The defector described a brutal process including antiaircraft artillery, used to kill the prisoners, and tanks, which were used to run over the bodies postmortem" (3).
Feb. 14, 2019, 10:48 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"From January to November, the Internal Affairs Ministry investigated 63 cases of the production and distribution of child pornography. Twenty-nine minors were victims of sexual exploitation, including 25 in child pornography, and four in prostitution" (37).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"UK Government... has given £178,000 over the last two years to fund the Revenge Porn Helpline which has received over 6,000... A further £80,000 has been awarded… to ensure victims of revenge porn continue to receive the support they need" (12). These monetary contributions show the prevalence of nonconsensual pornography in the United Kingdom (KYK-CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The government’s Information Technology Institution reported 150,924 complaints regarding offensive internet content, including vulgarity (56 percent), sexual exploitation of children (7 percent), prostitution (28 percent), and other offenses like gambling and insults against Ataturk. The institution did not provide numbers for the year and did not describe how many of the complaints resulted in blocking orders" (page 34).
Nov. 15, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"When Philippine police smashed into the one-bedroom house, they found three girls aged 11, seven and three lying naked on a bed. At the other end of the room stood the mother of two of the children – the third was her niece – and her eldest daughter, aged 13, who was typing on a keyboard. A live webcam feed on the computer screen showed the faces of three white men glaring out" (para 1-2). "Then more cases of live-streaming child abuse appeared in different parts of the Philippines" (para 6). "Now, the United Nations says, there are tens of thousands of children believed to be involved in a rapidly...more