2 - 9 October 2013
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SPOTLIGHT  |  Azerbaijan
Azeri presidential election lacks credibility in light of human rights abuses
ARTICLE 19, Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety
Twenty-two human rights organisations and press freedom campaigners warn that Azerbaijan's presidential election on 9 October may not be credible, as journalists and activists are routinely persecuted for criticising the government.
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Police detain an opposition activist during an unsanctioned protest rally in Baku, Azerbaijan, 20 October 2012.
Police detain an opposition activist during an unsanctioned protest rally in Baku, Azerbaijan, 20 October 2012.
>> Click here to read about an official app that released Azerbaijani vote results -- before the election
 
International
Internet freedom deteriorates worldwide, but activists push back
Freedom House
 
Africa | Uganda
Censorship, pay offs and deportation: Artistic freedom in Uganda
Index on Censorship
 
Americas | Colombia
Newspaper vendor killed in broad daylight, a symptom of impunity in Colombia
Erin Woycik
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Asia and Pacific | Malaysia / Sri Lanka
Rights defender penalised for screening Sri Lankan documentary in Malaysia
 
Middle East and North Africa | Syria
On being a writer in Bashar al-Assad's Syria
PEN International
 
 
 
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