IFEX This Week for 25 July 2012

Secret police in three continents are currently using British technology to enter victims' computers and mobile devices.
24 July 2012 | United Kingdom

Exports of surveillance technology spark legal action

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

23 July 2012 | Mali

Government urged to guarantee safety of journalists in wake of post-coup violence

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

20 July 2012 | Mexico

Nuevo Día journalist gets death threats in Sonora

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

19 July 2012 | Bangladesh

Concern for journalist illegally arrested and beaten

The arrest of Mutafizur Rahman Sumon was prompted by his campaign against impunity for crimes against media workers.
20 July 2012 | Singapore

Yale University to curtail rights on new campus

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

18 July 2012 | United Arab Emirates

Authorities detain 13 activists, including prominent lawyers

Authorities were urged to end the crackdown immediately, and release all activists detained for exercising their rights to free expression.

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