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13 December 2013
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SPOTLIGHT  |  Venezuela
Venezuelan president calls for boycott against national media
Instituto Prensa y Sociedad de Venezuela
Nicolás Maduro, the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, has requested a boycott against newspapers El Nacional, El Universal, Últimas Noticias, regional newspaper El Tiempo, for their reporting on the results of recent municipal elections.
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Africa | Botswana
Football team official attacks photojournalist in Botswana
Media Institute of Southern Africa
 
Africa | Somalia
Somali media workers get jail sentences for posting interview with alleged rape victim
Reporters Without Borders
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Americas | Cuba
Cuba Libre? The truth about free expression in Cuba
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
 
Americas | Uruguay
New challenges ahead after broadcasting law is passed in Uruguay
Reporters Without Borders
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Asia and Pacific | Japan
International journalists' organisation denounces state secrets law enacted in Japan
International Federation of Journalists
 
Asia and Pacific | Laos
One year on, NGOs call for new investigation into Laotian activist's enforced disappearance
 
Europe and Central Asia | France
France: Alarm over massive spying provisions in new military programming law
Reporters Without Borders
Français
 
Europe and Central Asia | Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan urged to reject draft "foreign agents" law
Human Rights Watch
 
Europe and Central Asia | Serbia
Deputy mayor makes homophobic remarks, reprimands Serbian news site for criticising him
Association of Independent Electronic Media
 
Middle East and North Africa | Kuwait
Kuwaiti court deals blow to free speech
Human Rights Watch
عربي
 
Middle East and North Africa | Lebanon
Even with reduced sentence, Lebanese journalist stands to lose press credentials
Committee to Protect Journalists
 
Middle East and North Africa | Tunisia
Tunisian rapper Weld El 15 now sentenced to four months in jail
Arabic Network for Human Rights Information
عربي
 
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