15 May - 22 May 2013
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SPOTLIGHT Middle East & North Africa
In post-revolutionary Arab states, rights situation dire
Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies
Two years after the "Arab Spring" swept the region and led to the ouster of rulers in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and Yemen, the state of human rights in these countries remains dire and the transition to democracy faces major challenges. (read more)
عربي
Female anti-government protesters display their hands, painted with the colours of the flags of Yemen, Egypt, Tunisia and Syria, during a demonstration in Sanaa
Female anti-government protesters display their hands, painted with the colours of the flags of Yemen, Egypt, Tunisia and Syria, during a demonstration in Sanaa


International Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
LGBT people's free expression rights must be strengthened
ARTICLE 19


Africa Compiled by Caro Rolando
The Gambia
Gambian government releases imam held for comments on death penalty
Media Foundation for West Africa


Americas Compiled by Erin Woycik
Brazil
In Brazil less than half of public bodies respect information requests
ARTICLE 19


Asia and Pacific Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
Burma
In Burma, telecoms risk complicity in surveillance, censorship
Human Rights Watch


Europe and Central Asia Compiled by Caro Rolando
Azerbaijan
Repressive draft bill threatens Azeri civil society
Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety

 
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