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June 9, 2021, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Broadcasters of television programmes are obliged to identify programmes or other broadcasts permitted from the age of 18 by way of displaying an appropriate graphic symbol throughout their duration, in particular those containing pornography or exposing violence" (21).
Feb. 13, 2021, 6:07 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

“In March 2016, Pakistan introduced a law criminalising sexual assault against minors, child pornography and trafficking. Previously, only acts of rape and sodomy were punishable by law” (para 19).
Jan. 29, 2021, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Pornography is illegal in South Korea and has been blocked online since 2007, driving Molka underground" (para 21).
June 19, 2020, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography and provides for penalties including fines and imprisonment of up to 10 years" (27).
May 31, 2020, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"In order to eliminate acts stimulating sexual exploitation of women, the Criminal Law provides that a person who brings in without permission, develops, spreads or illegally possesses pictures, photos, books, videos or electronic medium containing degenerate, pornographic and obscene contents shall be subject to reform through labour of not more than five years (art. 183)" (12-13).
May 6, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, which are punishable by penalties if convicted of six months to seven years’ imprisonment and a fine of 500,000 to 20 million Rwandan francs ($592 to $23,670)." (37).
April 28, 2020, 8:53 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children, the sale of children, offering or procuring a child for child prostitution, and practices related to child pornography." (39).
April 12, 2020, 7:57 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Japan’s parliament passed a bill Wednesday to ban the possession of child pornography. Under the new law, people found with explicit photos or video of children can be imprisoned for up to one year and fined up to 1 million yen ($10,000). The passage of the legislation comes after years of international pressure urging the country to tighten lax possession laws, which activists say endangered children. Despite banning the production and distribution of child pornography in 1999, Japan is the last Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development nation to make possession a punishable offense" (para. 1-2). "The new law does not include the banning of anime and manga that feature...more
April 4, 2020, 8:45 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"Organic Law No. 01/2012/OL of 2 May 2012 instituting the Penal Code, which prohibits the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography;" (2).
April 1, 2020, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Freedom House claimed that more than 200,000 (down from 400,000 in 2016) websites were banned in the country because of their allegedly anti-Islamic, pornographic, or blasphemous content" (25). "The Ministry of Culture operated the Central Board of Film Censors, which previewed and censored sexual content and any content that glorified Indian heroes, leaders, or military figures in foreign and domestic films" (26). "Child pornography is illegal under obscenity laws" (43).
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).
Nov. 14, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Child pornography is illegal. The production, possession, storage, or importation of child pornography involving children younger than 15 is punishable by imprisonment for a period of three months to 10 years. During the year police conducted several operations against child pornography and pedophiles" (19).
Nov. 7, 2019, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: PRN-LAW-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. The minimum age for consensual sex is age 18." (46).
Oct. 25, 2019, 9:36 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Recruitment of children for sexual exploitation and pornography is illegal" (20).
Oct. 22, 2019, 6:25 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Penalties for offenses related to the sexual exploitation of children vary and can include imprisonment, fines, or both. The government tried to enforce laws criminalizing sexual exploitation of children. Some police stations included “child friendly” protection units and provided legal, medical, and psychosocial support for children." (pg 44). "Pornography, including child pornography, is illegal. Statutes prescribe a fine and period of imprisonment not to exceed 15 years for offenses involving child pornography." (pg 44).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law does not address child pornography" (22).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The production, possession, and distribution of child pornography are illegal, and penalties range from one month to life in prison, plus fines from 50,000 to five million pesos ($1,000 to $100,000), depending on the gravity of the offense" (28).
Sept. 5, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"A child protection code provides penalties for crimes against children such as trafficking, pornography, neglect, and abuse...The penalty for child pornography includes a prison sentence of up to one year and a fine up to 500,000 CFA francs ($883)" (25).
Aug. 9, 2019, 1 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The penal code prohibits child pornography, with imprisonment of 10 to 20 years for those convicted" (page 43).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law considers unmarried persons under age 18 to be minors and prohibits their sexual exploitation, prostitution, and involvement in pornography. Anyone convicted of facilitating the sex trafficking of children is subject to a prison term of two to five years and a fine of 150,000 to one million Comorian francs ($338 to $2,250). Conviction of child pornography is punishable by fines or imprisonment. 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-LAW-1

"The anticybercrimes law stipulates that punishment for such crimes, including the preparation, publication, and promotion of material for pornographic sites, may be no less than two and one-half years’ imprisonment or a fine of 1.5 million riyals ($400,000) if the crime includes the exploitation of minors" (45).
July 30, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The production, distribution, or possession of child pornography is a crime with penalties ranging from two to 20 years’ imprisonment" (p. 16).
July 30, 2019, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes the use of a computer to publish, produce, procure, or possess child pornography, punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years, a fine of up to 5,000 penalty units (60,000 cedis or $13,300), or both" (p. 18).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law also prohibits child pornography" (p. 18).
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 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography" (p. 9).
July 19, 2019, 12:46 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits producing or disseminating child pornography and stipulates a prison sentence of up to two years as well as a fine for violations" (page 53).
July 15, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the production, distribution, import, or export of child pornography" (page 31).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law provides for 14 years’ imprisonment for conviction of commercial sexual exploitation of children and five years for involvement in child pornography" (p. 15).
July 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law provides for protection of women, girls, and boys from exploitation through prostitution and 'other immoral purposes,' including pornography" (p. 17).