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Sept. 17, 2021, 10 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography and provides for a maximum 14 years’ imprisonment, as well as maximum individual and corporate fines of NZ$200,000 ($129,000) if a person produces, imports, supplies, distributes, possesses for supply, displays, or exhibits an objectionable publication. The Department of Internal Affairs Censorship Compliance Unit polices images of child sex abuse on the internet and prosecutes offenders" (11).
Sept. 13, 2021, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The CNSA documents openly discussed the 'content review' standards it expected of these online video services. Other content to be removed included... 'foot fetishes or sexual moaning'..." (41). "Pornography of any kind, including child pornography, is illegal. Under the criminal code, those producing, reproducing, publishing, selling, or disseminating obscene materials with the purpose of making a profit could be sentenced to up to three years in prison or put under criminal detention or surveillance in addition to paying a fine. Offenders in serious cases could receive prison sentences of three to 10 years in addition to paying a fine. According to the law, persons broadcasting or showing obscene materials to...more
Sept. 10, 2021, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"As of December 2018, Mexico City and the states of Chihuahua, Jalisco, Puebla, and Yucatan had criminalized the distribution of “revenge pornography” and “sextortion.” Individuals may be prosecuted if they publish or distribute intimate images, audio, videos, or texts without the consent of the other party. The sentence ranges from six months to four years in prison"(23).
Sept. 8, 2021, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities enforced the law. Conviction of trafficking of children and taking a child from home for sexual exploitation carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. A person convicted of meeting a child for the purpose of sexual exploitation faces a maximum penalty of 14 years’ imprisonment. The Criminal Law (Sexual Offenses) Act sets a maximum fine of 5,000 euros ($5,500) and includes new offenses relating to child sexual grooming and child pornography. The minimum age for consensual sex is 17. The law provides for a fine of up to 31,000 euros ($34,100), a prison sentence of up to...more
Sept. 8, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes sexual exploitation of children. In addition to outlawing the practice of bacha bazi, the penal code provides that, '[i]f an adult male has intercourse with a person younger than the legal age, his act shall be considered rape and the victim’s consent is invalid.' The penal code also treats nonstatutory rape of a child as an aggravated form of the offense, punishable if convicted by up to 20 years’ imprisonment. The EVAW Law prescribes a penalty of 10 to 15 years’ imprisonment for conviction of forcing an underage girl into prostitution. Taking possession of a child for sexual exploitation or production of pornographic films or images constitutes...more
Aug. 31, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: 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 also illegal" (p 20).
Aug. 28, 2021, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1, WAM-LAW-1

"New Advertising Act that entered into force in 2008 included several new regulations concerning gender equality. According to the act, an adver tisement may not contain denigration or discrimination on the grounds of sex, disregard the principle of gender equality, derogate either sex or depict either sex as a dominating or subordinate. Additionally, it prohibits advertising that depict persons as sexual objects, contain inappropriate nudity, use expressions or images with a sexual undertone or contain visual or audible presentation of a sexual act. It also prohibits advertising works with pornographic content and advertising services provided for satisfaction of sexual desire, including advertising prostitution, and advertisements referring to such services or...more
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes child prostitution and child pornography. Those convicted of facilitating child prostitution or child pornography are subject to a fine ranging from TZS one million ($460) to TZS 500 million ($230,000), a prison term of one to 20 years, or both. There were no prosecutions based on this law during the year" (p 24).
Aug. 20, 2021, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"As of October, two former RFA journalists arrested in 2017 on charges of treason (charges which observers said were politically motivated), to which authorities later added charges of distribution of pornography" (12). "The law also prohibits the production and possession of child pornography" (23).
Aug. 6, 2021, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Heterosexual sexual relations with minors between the ages of 14 and 18 may be considered statutory rape depending on the circumstances; sex with a child younger than age 14 is considered rape, regardless of consent or the victim's gender. Penalties for statutory rape range from five to 20 years in prison. Child pornography is a crime. Penalties for producing child pornography range from 541 days to five years in prison" (11-12).
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law also prohibits child pornography, and the government generally enforced it. The penalty for an individual convicted of inducing, facilitating, promoting, or using a minor for sexual or erotic purposes is 10 to 15 years in prison" (p 22).
July 27, 2021, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Both the penal code and antitrafficking laws address pornography, specifying penalties of two to five years’ imprisonment and fines up to 10 million ariary ($3,100)" (p 23).
July 23, 2021, 2:27 p.m.
Countries: Macedonia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography and provides penalties of five to 15 years in prison for violations" (p 27).
July 16, 2021, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"There was no information available on laws prohibiting or penalties for the commercial sexual exploitation of children or prohibiting child pornography" (p 26).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits commercial sexual exploitation of children, child pornography, offering or procuring a child for prostitution, and engaging in or promoting a child in any form of sexual activity. The penalty for violations is up to life in prison. Authorities enforced these laws. Possession of child pornography is a criminal offense punishable by a maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment. Authorities enforced these laws" (p 16).
July 9, 2021, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law also prohibits domestic and international trafficking, or the recruitment, harboring, transportation, transfer, or receipt of children up to the age of 18 for the production of pornography or for pornographic performances. Provisions apply equally to girls and boys. The Sexual Offenses Act has specific sections on child trafficking, child sex tourism, child prostitution, and child pornography" (p 37).
June 25, 2021, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits commercial sexual exploitation, the sale and procurement of sexual services, and practices related to child pornography. The government did not enforce the law effectively, however, and the problem was pervasive" (p 32).
June 25, 2021, 11:48 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography and establishes penalties of six to 10 years in prison for producing, promoting, and selling child pornography and two to four years’ imprisonment for possessing it" (p 18).
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).