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Philippines protest cyber crime law

Demonstrators claim the controversial law is a threat to free speech.
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2013 10:10

The Philippines Supreme Court is due to hear a challenge in the coming hours against a controversial new cyber crime law.

Protesters say its a threat to free speech - but the government maintains it is there to prevent child pornography and data theft.

Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reports.

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