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SPOTLIGHT Turkey
Turkish mainstream media silent despite attacks on journalists
Reporters Without Borders
Approximately fourteen journalists have been injured since the Taksim Gezi Park protests began in Turkey last week. Demonstrators have denounced biased and sparse coverage by mainstream news outlets as attacks on journalists and activists grow. (read more)
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A protester gestures towards riot police after they fired tear gas in front of a barricade in Istanbul, 4 June 2013.
A protester gestures towards riot police after they fired tear gas in front of a barricade in Istanbul, 4 June 2013.

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International Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
Internet surveillance and free speech: the UN makes the connection
Electronic Frontier Foundation


Africa Compiled by Caro Rolando
Southern Africa
Journalists attacked in Malawi, South Africa and Zambia
Media Institute of Southern Africa


Americas Compiled by Erin Woycik
Venezuela
Venezuelan pro-opposition TV station eases combative stance after sale
Committee to Protect Journalists
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Asia and Pacific Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
Singapore
Singapore's new licensing scheme extends press controls online
Southeast Asian Press Alliance


Middle East and North Africa Compiled by Hiba Zayadin
Jordan
Jordanian authorities block over 200 'unlicensed' news websites

 
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