15 July 2013
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SPOTLIGHT Jamaica
Jamaican Senate passes bill to abolish criminal defamation
International Press Institute
Currently, all 16 independent countries in the Caribbean maintain some form of criminal defamation law, including seditious libel or desacato. Should the Defamation Bill 2013 pass the House of Representatives, Jamaica would become the first country in the Caribbean to have no such laws on the books. (read more)


International Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
Around the world, fine words on open government don't match actions
Index on Censorship


Africa Compiled by Caro Rolando
Somalia
Somalia's draft media law would give government more control over press
National Union of Somali Journalists

Zambia
Zambian reporter charged with sedition, suspected of affiliation with critical website
Media Institute of Southern Africa


Americas Compiled by Erin Woycik
Colombia
Colombian TV director resigns from network in protest
Committee to Protect Journalists
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México
Atacan tres portales de internet en México
ARTICLE 19

México
Informe presente el daño reiterado a la libertad de expresión en México
Centro Nacional de Comunicación Social


Asia and Pacific Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
China
Chinese journalist released but restrictions remain
Committee to Protect Journalists

Fiji
Fijian market seller assaulted by police, security forces for expressing criticism
Pacific Freedom Forum


Middle East and North Africa Compiled by Hiba Zayadin
Bahrain
Detained Bahraini rights activists denied a fair trial in their first court hearing
Bahrain Center for Human Rights
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