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By olga on Apr 7th, 2010

The Daily Telegraph, Australia
12 February 2010 – A catholic school student was disciplined for setting up a Facebook page that appeared to advocate killing prostitutes. The page titled "Killing your hooker so you don't have to pay her", has been removed by Facebook but not before almost 18,000 people joined it.

By olga on Apr 7th, 2010

The Telegraph, UK
8 March 2010 – The UK Home Office has announced that men who have sex with “exploited” women will face fines of 1,000 pounds under a new law applicable from April 1.The law will criminalize anyone who pays for sex with a prostitute who is “controlled”-such as those with pimps, in brothels or who have been trafficked.

By olga on Apr 7th, 2010

http://apnswdollhouse.wordpress.com, Cambodia
March 2010 – Recent pronouncements by the Prime Minister in Cambodia that sex work is an affront to traditional Cambodian culture and to the dignity of Cambodian women have led to more raids on bars and arrests of sex workers.

By olga on Apr 7th, 2010

list.co.uk, UK
March 2010 – In a collaboration with International Union of Sex Workers, artist Natasha Gomperts decided to highlight the danger to prostitutes whose human, civil and labour rights are being eroded by legislation.

By olga on Apr 7th, 2010

A film about sex work in the Caribbean

January 2010 – A film from the Caribbean Treatment Action Group and the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition about the problems faced by sex workers in the Caribbean. There is a focus on migrant workers, HIV, abuse from the state, stigma and discrimination from the community and efforts to overcome them.
Part 1
Part 2

By olga on Apr 7th, 2010

The Louisiana Weekly, USA
January 2010 – New Orleans city police and the district attorney's office are using a state law written for child molesters to charge hundreds of sex workers like Tabitha as sex offenders. The law, which dates back to 1805, makes it a crime against nature to engage in "unnatural copulation" – a term New Orleans cops and the district attorney's office have interpreted to mean anal or oral sex.

By olga on Apr 7th, 2010

31 January 2010 − Created with the goal of preserving sex worker culture and discourse, the Sex Worker Media Library in the Centre for Sex & Culture (CSC) is a database of videos by and about sex workers from around the world. The library is located on-site at CSC and available for viewing by application only.

By olga on Apr 7th, 2010

The Telegraph, UK
18 February 2010 − Brothel owners in the Lugano area say electric shock treatment to restart customer's hearts is needed because so many elderly customers are using their services. The most recent victim was a pensioner, thought to be having fun with the help of anti-impotence medication.

By Aliya on Dec 18th, 2009

17 December, 2009, Budapest --- Hungarian news agency Hirszerzo writes about Hungarian prostitution and the press-conference held in Budapest on December 17 by the Association of Hungarian Prostitutes.

* Read the article in Hungarian below. Please use the YAHOO!. Babel fish translation to get the article translated into your language.

By Aliya on Dec 16th, 2009

The Guardian, UK
For five years, it was one of Internet’s best kept and most guessed secrets. The truth, unveiled by the blogger herself, is quite astonishing.

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