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Sept. 15, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"In this industrial northern state, you can buy footage of a woman being raped for the price of a cheap meal. Al Jazeera found several videos that appeared to depict rape for sale across the state. They cost from Rs 20 to Rs 200 (30 cents to $3) and are transmitted to a customer's mobile phone in a matter of seconds. The faces of the women are visible in these films. Their voices are clear. The attacks on them are brutal" (para 1-3). "Shahnawaz, who declined to use his real name, said that the videos are not generally made with the intention of being sold on the open market. Still, ...more
July 17, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

¨Ironically, in India’s conservative society, where internet porn and risque cinema are considered mainstream and enthral millions of consumers, public discussion on topics like menstruation is taboo¨(para 11)
April 6, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Court proceedings took place during the year against a man arrested in 2013 and charged with raping several underage girls. Authorities also charged him with recording pornographic scenes with underage girls and with grooming approximately 200 underage girls through social networking web sites over a 10-year period" (18).
March 24, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"In the first six months of the year, the Ministry of Justice reported that courts convicted 59 individuals for production or handling of child pornography; all 59 received suspended sentences. Courts convicted seven individuals of misuse of a child for production of pornography, and four of them received prison sentences" (18).
March 24, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1, PRN-PRACTICE-1, PRN-LAW-1

"Recruitment of children for sexual exploitation, pornography, and illicit activities is illegal, but the UN reported that armed gangs recruited children as young as 10 years old for such purposes" (29).
March 14, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: IRP-DATA-2, PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman received 477 complaints of commercial sexual exploitation of children between 2009 and October 2015: 413 complaints of child prostitution, 60 for child pornography, and four for child sex tourism" (19).
March 8, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"According to criminal statistics published by the BKA, in 2014 there were 2,535 cases involving the distribution of child pornography and 3,982 cases of ownership and procurement of child pornography" (21).
Feb. 23, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"In August 2016, the Times of India found that hundreds - perhaps thousands - of video clips of rape were being sold in shops across the northern state of Uttar Pradesh every day. One shopkeeper in Agra told the newspaper: 'Porn is passé. These real-life crimes are the rage.' Another, according to the same report, was overheard telling customers that they might even know the girl in the 'latest, hottest' video" (para 23).
Feb. 13, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Authorities continued to employ an internet filter designed to block child pornography" (6). "In 2014 authorities prosecuted 71 cases of child pornography, up from 28 cases in 2013, perhaps due to changes in statistical methods" (12-13).
Feb. 8, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"In 2014 the ministry registered 771 sexual crimes involving a minor, including 141 related to the production of child pornography and 19 associated with the distribution of child pornography on the internet. It operated a website known as Red Button for the public to report child pornography to police" (13).
Jan. 31, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"But before Geeta could gather the courage to tell the police, a video of the rape began to circulate on the messaging service WhatsApp. Within hours it was being watched and shared on mobile phones by young and old men, while women spoke in hushed whispers" (para 8). "13The rape and shaming of Geeta is not an isolated incident. In recent years, mobile phones and chat apps have spread through even the poorest and most remote areas of the country, and India has seen a series of recent cases in which gang rapes have been filmed on mobile phones and circulated on messaging services. In August 2016, the Times of ...more
Jan. 4, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1, PRN-LAW-1

“The law prohibits the distribution of pornography involving persons under the age of 18 and provides for a fine of 300 to 5,000 JD ($420 to $7,000) or at least three months’ imprisonment. The law does not prohibit the possession of child pornography. The law penalizes those who use the internet to post or distribute child pornography with a fine of 500 to 5,000 JD ($700 to $7,000) or at least six months’ imprisonment” (34, 35).
Jan. 4, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1, PRN-LAW-1

“Commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography are punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment. Street children and children living in orphanages were reportedly particularly vulnerable to exploitation. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the number of exploitation cases was very small” (40).
Jan. 3, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

“In the state of Minas Gerais, police were investigating the killing of journalist Evany Jose Metzker, who was found tortured and decapitated in a rural area in the southeastern region of the state in May. The Union of Journalists in Minas Gerais reported he had been investigating child prostitution in the Jequitinhonha Valley region, one of the country’s poorest areas” (8). “The law criminalizes child pornography. The penalty for possession of child pornography is up to four years in prison and a fine. Although the country is not a large-scale producer of child pornography, such material was disseminated on social networking websites” (16).
Jan. 3, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1, PRN-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-2

“The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography and authorities generally enforced the law. The production of child pornography is prohibited and punishable by imprisonment of one to five years and up to eight years in special circumstances. Possession of child pornography is also prohibited and punishable by imprisonment not exceeding three years” (10, 11).
Jan. 3, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

“The penalty for child pornography ranges from six to 12 years in prison. The National Center for the Fight against Child Pornography, a special unit within the postal and communications division of the National Police, monitored approximately 18,000 websites. In 2014 the center added 1,745 sites to the list. Authorities reported 428 persons to prosecutors and arrested 38 for crimes involving online child pornography” (15).
Dec. 12, 2016, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Children were also used in the production of pornography" (22).
Nov. 17, 2016, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"According to official figures, the federal police investigated 723 child pornography cases in 2014" (12).
Nov. 15, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1, PRN-PRACTICE-1

"From January to October, the Internal Affairs Ministry investigated 506 crimes involving the commercial sexual exploitation of children, including 25 cases of the production and distribution of child pornography and six cases in which minors became victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation" (40).
Nov. 10, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1, PRN-LAW-1

"Child pornography and the selling or distributing of such material is prohibited. The Pornography Control Act sets the maximum penalty at 10 years in prison and a fine of 500,000 taka ($6,250)" (28).
Nov. 4, 2016, 8:48 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Many of the objections made by campaign groups including End Violence against Women coalition, Object, Turn Your Back on Page 3 and Eaves, have been dismissed as an assault on the commercially successful Page 3 and its 'harmless' diet of topless women. If you don't like it, don't buy it is the oft-given response. But the evidence presented to Leveson by campaign groups, and outlined in my colleague Kira Cochrane's article suggests that the treatment of women in several papers is much wider than just one page. Leveson reserves his greatest criticism for the Sun, the Star and also the Sport, which he more or less dismisses as a top-shelf ...more
Aug. 23, 2016, 8:48 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The most common forum for child pornography today is the Internet, and once images are on the Internet they cannot be removed completely and can continue to circulate, re-victimizing the child each time the images are viewed. A federal conviction for possession of child pornography is generally punishable by imprisonment for 5–20 years and a fine not to exceed $250,000. Subsequent convictions, however, are punishable by imprisonment up to 40 years and a fine not to exceed $250,000. To decrease demand for these images, those who purchase and possess child pornography must be subject to serious prison sentences, fines, and asset forfeiture, and should be required to pay restitution to ...more
Aug. 23, 2016, 8:47 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Buyers of commercial sex acts with minors are increasingly turning to the anonymity of the Internet to identify and solicit minors, and arrange for commercial sex acts. Law enforcement operations across the country have revealed minors being sold for sex on the Internet, often on online classified websites, and have netted scores of adults seeking to buy commercial sex with minors. Child pornography also is widely available on the Internet, facilitated through peer-to-peer networks that webcast and sell live child sexual performance and images of sexual abuse"(49)
Aug. 19, 2016, 11:05 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"In addition, a scandalous, pornographic website tied to the ruling political party that is notorious for its no-holds-barred harassment campaigns against Azerbaijani journalists and activists has stepped up its campaign against Leyla Yunus. One cartoon on the site shows a scantily clad [Leyla] Yunus speaking on the telephone to U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan Richard Morningstar, asking him to 'send over another black Congressman' because the one she's already with is impotent"(para 9)
Aug. 7, 2016, 6:44 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1, PRN-LAW-1

“The law prohibits making or distributing child pornography; penalties are a prison sentence of three to 10 years. Possession of child pornography is illegal. The law explicitly includes minors in provisions that cover sexual abuse, harassment, exploitation for prostitution, benefiting from services offered by trafficked persons, facilitating trafficking, and domestic violence. Authorities generally enforced laws against the rape and sexual exploitation of minors effectively, but NGOs reported that laws prohibiting child pornography were rarely enforced” (21, 22).
April 8, 2016, 7:02 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Every single young Saudi guy watches porn" (6).
April 4, 2016, 7:21 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"All photographs of minors seized from suspects’ computers have originated from Internet web sites based abroad. A phenomenon of sexual exploitation of minors is not familiar in Israel" (32).
March 3, 2016, 11:33 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is further concerned...that pornography is becoming increasingly prevalent in the media" (6). "While the Committee welcomes legislative measures taken against child prostitution, such as the revision of the Act Banning Child Prostitution and Child CEDAW/C/JPN/CO/68 09-46110 Pornography which increased the maximum term of imprisonment for offences committed under this legislation, the Committee is concerned at the normalization of sexual violence in the State party as reflected by the prevalence of pornographic video games and cartoons featuring rape, gang rape, stalking and the sexual molestation of women and girls. The Committee notes with concern that these video games and cartoons fall outside the legal definition of child pornography in ...more
March 1, 2016, 1:01 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Research of online ‘rape porn’ found: (a) 86 percent of sites advertised content involving the rape of under 18s; (b) 46 percent of sites advertised rape content involving incest; (c) 43 percent of sites advertised rape content where the victim is unconscious; (d) 82 percent of perpetrators used restraint by force; (e) 48 percent of victims were choked/hit/punched/kicked/slapped/had their hair pulled; (f) 77 percent of victims showed signs of visible distress; (g) 68 percent of victims expressed pain" (18)
Feb. 12, 2016, 12:53 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Among crimes committed in the area of human trafficking are also those actions such as the recruiting for purposes of prostitution, organizing the activity of prostitution, the illegal distribution of pornographic materials and objects, and the manufacture and distribution of materials or objects with pornographic images to minors...For purposes of preventing the recruiting of children for the manufacture, storage, distribution, public demonstration, or advertising of materials and objects with pornographic images, a new article has been included in the criminal law, 'The manufacture and distribution of materials or objects with pornographic images to minors', which provides for punishments in the form of imprisonment for 6 to 8 years" (20). "According ...more