22 March 2013
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SPOTLIGHT International
UN resolution calls for end to impunity, protection of dissent
ARTICLE 19
ARTICLE 19 welcomes the UN Human Rights Council's adoption of a new resolution on human rights defenders, which calls upon States to end impunity for acts of intimidation or reprisals against defenders, and to avoid criminalisation and other impediments to their work. (read more)


Africa Compiled by Caro Rolando
Rwanda
Rwandan media law fails to fully protect press freedom, group says
ARTICLE 19


Americas Compiled by Erin Woycik
Guatemala
Guatemalan journalist shot dead
Centro de Reportes Informativos sobre Guatemala
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Asia and Pacific Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
Cambodia
Peaceful protestors attacked by security forces in Cambodia
Cambodian Center for Human Rights

Tibet (China)
China imposes alarming new surveillance, security in Tibet
Human Rights Watch


Europe and Central Asia Compiled by Caro Rolando
Russia
NGOS inspected for "compliance" with Russian laws
Human Rights Watch

Turkey
Turkish columnist resigns amid alleged government pressure
International Press Institute


Middle East and North Africa Compiled by Hiba Zayadin
Iraq
Call for action over 2003 murder of Australian cameraman in Iraq

Oman
Sultan Qaboos of Oman pardons all convicted netizens and activists
Reporters Without Borders

United Arab Emirates
UAE crushes dissent at home, tarnishing its image abroad
Freedom House

 

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