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Colombian Supreme Court reverses decision to pursue defamation charges
The Criminal Chamber of the Colombian Supreme Court announced that it would not pursue criminal defamation charges against a journalist who had written opinion columns critical of the Court. (read more)
Journalists María Jimena Duzán and Cecilia Orozco have come under attack for their criticisms of the Supreme Court
Journalists María Jimena Duzán and Cecilia Orozco have come under attack for their criticisms of the Supreme Court


Africa Compiled by Diane Partenio
Africa
Mobile news apps a boon to citizen journalists in Africa
World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers


Asia and Pacific Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
India
News media expand, but freedom lags in Kashmir
Committee to Protect Journalists


Europe and Central Asia Compiled by Diane Partenio
Azerbaijan
Journalist sentenced to four and a half years in prison in Azerbaijan
Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety


Middle East and North Africa Compiled by Khadija Mahi
Tunisia
Old-style repression threatens free expression in new Tunisia, says IFEX-TMG
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