22 January 2013
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Daily Digest
SPOTLIGHT Mexico
Mexican teacher fired for showing gay rights film
Index on Censorship
A 28-year-old middle school teacher at a private school in Mexico City has been fired after showing her students the 2008 film Milk, which tells the story of gay rights activist Harvey Milk, who was murdered in San Francisco in the 1970s. (read more)


Africa Compiled by Caro Rolando
Tanzania
Coalition calls for end to ban on Tanzanian newspaper
Media Institute of Southern Africa


Asia and Pacific Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
Cambodia
Cambodian police detain youth who had assembled to promote pop group
Cambodian Center for Human Rights


Europe and Central Asia Compiled by Caro Rolando
Turkey
Nine human rights lawyers imprisoned in Turkey
Human Rights Watch


Middle East and North Africa Compiled by Hiba Zayadin
Syria
Syrian playwright arrested, whereabouts unknown
Writers in Prison Committee, PEN International

 

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