24 July 2013
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SPOTLIGHT  |  Yemen
Yemen releases investigative reporter Obama wanted in jail
Index on Censorship
Yemeni journalist Abdul-Elah Haider Shaye was freed after being kept in prison for three years at the request of Barack Obama; however, he will not be allowed to leave the capital, Sana'a for two years.
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Africa | Somalia
35 IFEX members call for amendments to Somalia's draft media law
National Union of Somali Journalists
 
Americas | Mexico / United Kingdom
Corruption scandal reveals use of surveillance software in Mexico
Privacy International
 
Americas | México
Diario en el sur de México sufre amenazas y actos de intimidación
Centro Nacional de Comunicación Social
 
Asia and Pacific | Nepal
Nepali newspaper office vandalised; journalists come under attack
Freedom Forum
 
Asia and Pacific | Philippines
Filipino radio host assaulted, sent three bullets the next day
Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility
 
Asia and Pacific | Vietnam
Appeal for immediate release of Vietnamese blogger Dieu Cay on hunger strike
Southeast Asian Press Alliance
 
Europe and Central Asia | France
France's ban on full-face veils violates freedom of expression, group says
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Middle East and North Africa | Israel
Israel launches controversial biometric database
Privacy International
 
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People standing in protest in Istanbul with a man reading a book by Alev Alatli, a writer who has experienced censorship in Turkey, on 18 June 2013.

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