18 December 2012
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Call for release of Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo and wife Liu Xia
 
Daily Digest
SPOTLIGHT Ukraine
Party members attack LGBT rights protestors in Ukraine
Human Rights Watch
LGBT rights groups were attacked while protesting against a homophobic bill under consideration in the Ukrainian parliament. Members of the Svoboda party claimed responsibility for ripping the demonstrators' posters, referring to the event as "a Sabbath of 50 perverts." (read more)


Africa Compiled by Caro Rolando
Cameroon
Cameroonian writer and former presidential candidate faces jail term
Writers in Prison Committee, PEN International

The Gambia / Burkina Faso
Murdered West African journalists symbols of impunity
Reporters Without Borders
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Americas Compiled by Erin Woycik
Colombia
New decree undermines privacy rights of law-abiding Colombians
Electronic Frontier Foundation

United States
Parody campaign website fights takedowns in USA
Electronic Frontier Foundation


Asia and Pacific Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
Nepal
Nepalese journalists come under fire over critical reports
Freedom Forum


Europe and Central Asia Compiled by Caro Rolando
United Kingdom
UK activist appeals law banning tents in Parliament Square
ARTICLE 19


Middle East and North Africa Compiled by Hiba Zayadin
Bahrain
Bahraini protest violently disrupted, rights defender arrested
Bahrain Center for Human Rights

Iran
Iranian activists choose exile over harassment and detention
Human Rights Watch
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Iraq
Iraqi broadcaster and radio station forced off the air
Committee to Protect Journalists

 

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