IFEX This Week for 25 July 2012
Privacy International is pressuring the government to ban exports of British surveillance technologies to regimes that routinely engage in internal repression and serious human rights abuses.
Compiled by Diane Partenio
ARTICLE 19 is concerned over a spate of assaults on and threats against journalists and is calling on the authorities to take immediate action to protect them.
Compiled by Erin Woycik
Hiram González Machi said that in previous break-ins the criminals had stolen valuable items. This time, however, nothing was taken; the only evidence was damage to his property and the threat "Reporter, you're going to die."
Asia and Pacific
Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
The arrest of Mutafizur Rahman Sumon was prompted by his campaign against impunity for crimes against media workers.
Yale's acceptance of Singaporean restrictions on basic rights at the new Yale - National University of Singapore campus shows a disturbing disregard for free speech, says Human Rights Watch.
Middle East and North Africa
Compiled by Khadija Mahi
Authorities were urged to end the crackdown immediately, and release all activists detained for exercising their rights to free expression.
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