30 April 2013
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SPOTLIGHT Russia
Voters' group first to be fined under 'foreign agents' law
Human Rights Watch
The Association in Defence of Voters' Rights Golos is alleged to have violated a law requiring organisations in receipt of foreign funding to describe themselves as “foreign agents” if they engage in undefined “political activities”. (read more)


International Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
Iceland court orders Visa subcontractor to lift block on payments to WikiLeaks
Reporters Without Borders
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Africa Compiled by Caro Rolando
Sierra Leone
Private radio station has licence withdrawn in Sierra Leone
Media Foundation for West Africa

The Gambia
Gambian regulatory body limits use of services such as Skype, Viber
ARTICLE 19

Uganda
Uganda: No justice for April 2011 killings
Human Rights Watch


Americas Compiled by Erin Woycik
Argentina
Argentine journalist's car set on fire
Foro de Periodismo Argentino
Español

Brazil
Brazilian property development protestor silenced by court
ARTICLE 19

Panamá
Someten a juicio equipo de prensa panameño por "ofender honor" de empresa
Inter American Press Association


Asia and Pacific Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
Cambodia
Briefing note on freedom of expression and Internet censorship in Cambodia
Cambodian Center for Human Rights

India
Provincial journalist killed in eastern India
Committee to Protect Journalists


Europe and Central Asia Compiled by Caro Rolando
Kosovo (Serbia)
Journalist beaten while covering protest in Kosovo
International Press Institute

Russia
Russian security forces shut down protest at Sochi olympic site
Human Rights Watch


Middle East and North Africa Compiled by Hiba Zayadin
Middle East & North Africa
Support for online free speech widespread in the Arab world
Electronic Frontier Foundation

Iran
Iranian government trampling workers' rights
Human Rights Watch

Libya
Multiple kidnappings of media workers in Libya
Reporters Without Borders

 

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