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SPOTLIGHT International
Privacy for the other five billion
Privacy International
The collection of citizens' fingerprints, photographs and iris scans in the developing world and other such Western-backed biometrics programmes pose a threat to civil liberties. (read more)
A US Army soldier takes a biometric scan of an Afghan police officer before paying his monthly salary, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, October 2012
A US Army soldier takes a biometric scan of an Afghan police officer before paying his monthly salary, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, October 2012


Africa Compiled by Caro Rolando
Uganda
Journalists attacked, arrested while protesting seizure of Ugandan media outlets
Human Rights Network for Journalists - Uganda


Americas Compiled by Erin Woycik
Mexico
VIDEO: Mexican reporter describes flaws in journalist protection system
Reporters Without Borders
Español


Asia and Pacific Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
Vietnam
Injustice reigns as eight Vietnamese pro-democracy activists lose appeal
ARTICLE 19


Europe and Central Asia Compiled by Caro Rolando
Western Europe
European economic crisis coincides with press freedom decline
Freedom House


Middle East and North Africa Compiled by Hiba Zayadin
Egypt
Coptic Egyptian teacher faces jail for allegedly insulting the Prophet Mohammed
Index on Censorship

 
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