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Latest items for PRN-PRACTICE-1

June 14, 2022, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Online bullying, harassment, revenge porn, trolling and other types of digital harassment have increased, Both sexes are targeted, but girls and women are more affected and feel more limited in their participation online than boys and men" (5). "Simultaneously, one specific case of illegal sharing of an intimate video of a young woman and young man has led to charging of more than 1,000 individuals. The so-called Umbrella-case has resulted in awareness raising and changes in perception of digital sexual assaults. It has set an important precedent in taking digital sexual violations seriously as well created greater public awareness among both young people and adults of the potential damage and...more
May 12, 2022, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Paraguay
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"...In September, seven Panamanians were detained for their connections to an international child pornography ring based in Brazil. For two and one-half months, Panama and Brazil worked together with authorities in El Salvador, Paraguay, Chile, Ecuador, and other foreign countries to capture and imprison the individuals responsible for this child pornography ring as part of Operation Luz de la Infancia" (13).
May 12, 2022, 5 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"...In September, seven Panamanians were detained for their connections to an international child pornography ring based in Brazil. For two and one-half months, Panama and Brazil worked together with authorities in El Salvador, Paraguay, Chile, Ecuador, and other foreign countries to capture and imprison the individuals responsible for this child pornography ring as part of Operation Luz de la Infancia" (13).
March 25, 2022, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The country’s two internet service providers, both linked to the government, used a proxy server to block materials deemed inconsistent with the country’s values, as defined by the Ministry of Interior. Blocked material included pornographic websites and a wide variety of other sites deemed indecent..." (17).
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"...According to the Ministry of the Interior, during the first eight months of the year, officials opened three criminal cases involving child pornography…" (13).
Feb. 24, 2022, 10:11 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The Attorney General’s Office reported opening 796 investigations related to cases of child pornography and sentenced 24 perpetrators…" (26). "Significant rates of child labor occurred in the production of clay bricks, coal, coffee, emeralds, gold, coca, pornography, and sugarcane..." (39).
Jan. 11, 2022, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The country was a site for the production of child pornography and the exploitation of children by traffickers" (20).
Jan. 10, 2022, 10:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Despite the penalties, law enforcement agencies and NGOs reported that criminals and family members continued to use minors in the production of pornography and in cybersex activities. The country remained the top global internet source of online child pornography. Children continued to be victims of sex trafficking and the country remained a destination for foreign and domestic child sex tourists. Additionally, the live internet broadcast of young Filipino girls, boys, and sibling groups performing sex acts for paying foreigners continued. The government continued to prosecute accused pedophiles and deport those who were foreigners and to stop the entry of identified convicted sex offenders. To reduce retraumatization of child victims and...more
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Pornography is not socially accepted in Somalia. However, that does not mean pornography is not being watched or produced" (1).
Dec. 10, 2021, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Authorities considered child pornography to be a serious problem" (58).
Nov. 15, 2021, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"There were reports of child pornography. On June 21, the Postal Police (under the National Police) announced an operation conducted in 10 regions to dismantle a network responsible for exchanging and selling pornographic material showing minors online and using two WhatsApp groups to entice new victims. Authorities investigated 51 persons. In 2018 Postal Police reported 532 persons allegedly involved in child sexual abuse or sexual exploitation, of whom 43 were arrested" (16).
Nov. 8, 2021, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, PRN-PRACTICE-1

"There were reports that criminals subjected children to trafficking in the sex trade and forced solicitation, as well as pornography. Police databases do not automatically register foreign children intercepted at the borders, making them vulnerable to exploitation, including forced begging and commercial sexual exploitation (see section 6, Children)" (24).
Nov. 3, 2021, 9:41 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Domestic and foreign law enforcement officials reported that a significant amount of child pornography on the internet continued to originate in the country. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported that children from socially disadvantaged families and those in state custody continued to be at high risk of trafficking, including for commercial sexual exploitation and the production of pornography. For example, on September 4, the Pechersk District Court in Kyiv authorized the arrest of a Kyiv resident who allegedly produced and disseminated pornography of his two children. An investigation was underway as of October" (45-46).
Oct. 4, 2021, 9:10 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The law criminalizes child pornography. The creation of child pornography carries a prison sentence of up to eight years and a fine. The penalty for possession of child pornography is up to four years in prison and a fine. On March 28, a nationwide operation involving more than 1,500 civil police resulted in the arrest of 141 individuals allegedly involved with child pornography. The Federal Police, in coordination with the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, conducted a series of operations to combat child pornography. On May 23, they executed 28 arrest warrants in eight states" (21-22).
Aug. 6, 2021, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents was a problem, and children were victims of sex trafficking with and without third-party involvement. Children were also used in the production of pornography. The law prohibits all forms of human trafficking, prescribing penalties ranging from five years and one day to 15 years in prison, plus fines, for trafficking offenses. Nevertheless, child sex-trafficking cases were often prosecuted under a different law, Article 367 of the penal code, which provides lesser penalties. Due to sentencing guidelines for first-time offenders that provide automatic parole for any sentence of less than five years' confinement, many convicted traffickers were given weak and inadequate sentences, which hampered...more
July 17, 2021, 10:03 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Elections are less than a year away -- at which point lawmakers will have to start over from scratch. If it doesn't pass before then, the bill's supporters say millions of children will remain vulnerable to exploitation -- and with reports of images depicting child sex abuse skyrocketing during the pandemic, the threat has never been more urgent" (para 12). "The Philippines is the world's largest source of livestreamed child sex abuse, according to UNICEF -- but children are also being abused offline at home. In a 2015 study involving 3,866 Filipino respondents aged 13 to 24, about 3.2% said they had been raped during childhood. And more than 17%...more
Jan. 29, 2021, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The woman was a victim of Molka, a digital sex crime rife in South Korea where hidden cameras are set up to capture pornographic footage of women without their knowledge, which is then shared on the internet. Since 2010, Molka cases have jumped 600 per cent, with 6,800 cases reported in 2018" (para 4-5).
Aug. 26, 2020, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

“Petter Stordalen, sole owner of Nordic Choice Hotels, has decided to remove pay-tv-porn movies from all his 171 Scandinavian hotels. At his new flagship hotel The Thief in Oslo he is replacing porn with contemporary video art…“We believe it is a natural part of our social responsibility to not support an industry that contributes to trafficking, which is why this decision will be implemented with immediate effect,” says Petter Stordalen” (para 1-2).
Aug. 26, 2020, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

“Petter Stordalen, sole owner of Nordic Choice Hotels, has decided to remove pay-tv-porn movies from all his 171 Scandinavian hotels. At his new flagship hotel The Thief in Oslo he is replacing porn with contemporary video art…“We believe it is a natural part of our social responsibility to not support an industry that contributes to trafficking, which is why this decision will be implemented with immediate effect,” says Petter Stordalen” (para 1-2).
Aug. 26, 2020, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

“Petter Stordalen, sole owner of Nordic Choice Hotels, has decided to remove pay-tv-porn movies from all his 171 Scandinavian hotels. At his new flagship hotel The Thief in Oslo he is replacing porn with contemporary video art…“We believe it is a natural part of our social responsibility to not support an industry that contributes to trafficking, which is why this decision will be implemented with immediate effect,” says Petter Stordalen” (para 1-2).
Aug. 26, 2020, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

“Petter Stordalen, sole owner of Nordic Choice Hotels, has decided to remove pay-tv-porn movies from all his 171 Scandinavian hotels. At his new flagship hotel The Thief in Oslo he is replacing porn with contemporary video art…“We believe it is a natural part of our social responsibility to not support an industry that contributes to trafficking, which is why this decision will be implemented with immediate effect,” says Petter Stordalen” (para 1-2).
Aug. 13, 2020, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The government is struggling with a growing problem with digital sex crimes—non-consensual online sharing of intimate images, including secretly filming using hidden cameras (known as molka). On March 18, Jung Joon-young, a K-pop star, was arrested after admitting to secretly filming himself having sex with at least 10 women and sharing the videos with friends on a group chat. On March 23, two men were arrested for streaming the 'intimate private activities' of at least 1,600 motel guests across the country from hidden cameras in 30 motels in 10 cities. Government data released in 2019 showed that victims reported about 6,800 molka cases to police in 2018 but only a...more
June 19, 2020, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The Film and Publications Board maintained a website and a toll-free hotline for the public to report incidents of child pornography" (27)
May 15, 2020, 6:53 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"That the prevalence of pornography and the so-called sexualization of the public sphere in the State party may exacerbate sexual harassment and gender-based violence against women and girls" (7).
April 12, 2020, 7:57 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Japan is known as an “international hub for the production and trafficking of child pornography,” according to the 2013 U.S. Department of State’s human-rights report. In 2012, the police reported investigations involving 1,264 child victims featured in pornography — a 98% increase from the previous year" (para. 3). "Justice Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki is optimistic that the law will help change the cultural acceptance of child pornography. “We must fight against a tendency of looking at children as sexual objects, and allowing them to be taken advantage of, sexually and commercially,” he said in parliamentary testimony, Reuters reports" (para. 7).
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).