Title of talk: A Blogger’s Rights and Responsibilities & the other legal issues on the use of Social Media in Brunei Darussalam
Are you a blogger? Like bloggers elsewhere, Brunei bloggers publish on a multitude of topics ranging from the mundane to those with attention grabbing content. As a blogger, you need to be aware of legal issues arising from their online activity in Brunei Darussalam.
There has been development of case law in neighbouring jurisdictions such as Malaysia and Singapore which has resulted in imprisonment for comments made by bloggers. Although no known cases have been brought in the local courts, the common legal background and systems of our neighbouring countries will provide some guidance on the likely outcome when similar issues come up for hearing in our courts. Visit our website at http://www.agc.gov.bn for more information on the talk.
Speaker: Ahmad Jefri Rahman & Hjh. Rahayu bte Dato Hj. Abd. Razak
Date: Saturday, 25 September, 2010
Time: 2:30 p.m
Venue: 2nd Floor, The Law and Courts Building
In light of the growing number of bloggers in Brunei Darussalam, the purpose of the talk is to educate local bloggers on their rights as well as their responsibilities and ensuring that they are aware of the legal repercussions whenever content is posted up on their website.
This talk is held as part of the Attorney General’s Chambers outreach programme which continuously aims to raise public awareness on various legal issues touching on public interest as well as other topics of current concern.