9 January - 16 January 2013
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This Week  Putting free expression issues in focus
SPOTLIGHT United States
After US activist's death, calls to amend computer crime law
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The tragedy of the suicide of Internet activist Aaron Swartz shines a spotlight on profound flaws in the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, current hacking laws are too broad and too vague, and the penalties are too heavy-handed. (read more)
Aaron Swartz was an Internet activist who played a key role in stopping a controversial online piracy bill
Aaron Swartz was an Internet activist who played a key role in stopping a controversial online piracy bill

>> Check out the Huffington Post to read about proposed changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act



International Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
Five essential principles for Internet regulation that were violated in 2012
Freedom House


Africa Compiled by Caro Rolando
Sudan
Sudanese government shuts down civil society groups
Human Rights Watch


Americas Compiled by Erin Woycik
Venezuela
Venezuelan private TV station investigated for "inciting anxiety"
Instituto Prensa y Sociedad de Venezuela
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Asia and Pacific Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
Pakistan
Three Pakistani media professionals killed in bomb blasts
Pakistan Press Foundation


Europe and Central Asia Compiled by Caro Rolando
Greece
Homemade bombs explode outside Greek journalists' homes
International Press Institute


Middle East and North Africa Compiled by Hiba Zayadin
Palestine / Israel
Palestinian journalists forcibly prevented from covering Israeli operation
Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms
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