30 January - 6 February 2013
 
This Week  Putting free expression issues in focus
SPOTLIGHT Ukraine
Twelve years later, murderer of Ukrainian journalist convicted
Committee to Protect Journalists
Aleksei Pukach has been convicted of strangling and beheading journalist Georgy Gongadze in September 2000, and sentenced to life in prison. Gongadze, founder of the critical news website Ukrainska Pravda, was the first online journalist worldwide to be murdered for his work, according to CPJ research. (read more)
Former Interior Ministry General Aleksei Pukach looks out from a defendant's cage during a court session in Kiev on January 29, 2013
Former Interior Ministry General Aleksei Pukach looks out from a defendant's cage during a court session in Kiev on January 29, 2013


International Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
Surveillance firms face formal complaints for complicity in abuses in Bahrain
Privacy International


Africa Compiled by Caro Rolando
Eritrea
Eritrean soldiers stage mutiny, storm information ministry
Reporters Without Borders
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Americas Compiled by Erin Woycik
Canada
Crisis in Canada's access to information system
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression


Asia and Pacific Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
Tibet (China)
China urged to stop sentencing Tibetans for "inciting" immolations
Human Rights Watch


Middle East and North Africa Compiled by Hiba Zayadin
Kuwait / Bahrain / Oman
Gulf rulers intensify repression against rising online activism
Electronic Frontier Foundation

 
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