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9 January 2014
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SPOTLIGHT  |  Bangladesh
Bangladesh elections tainted by arbitrary arrests, crackdown on critics
Human Rights Watch
"While in some cases the government has acted appropriately to stop violence by some opposition forces, this spate of arrests is part of a pattern of weakening critics, limiting dissent, and consolidating ruling party power," said HRW. "The Awami League claims that it is the leading democratic party in Bangladesh, but there is nothing democratic about this kind of widespread crackdown on critics."
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PEN American Center
Americas | Colombia
Reiteradas amenazas a periodistas intimidan cubrimiento sobre tema político en Colombia
Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa
Americas | Ecuador
Presidente ecuatoriano amenaza a caricaturista, llamándolo "sicario de tinta"
Fundación Andina para la Observación y el Estudio de Medios
Americas | Mexico
Assailants storm home of renowned Mexican investigative journalist
International Press Institute
Asia and Pacific | Cambodia
Detainees in Cambodia crackdown denied rights
Human Rights Watch
Asia and Pacific | Hong Kong (China)
Concern over Hong Kong newspaper's sudden decision to replace its chief editor
Hong Kong Journalists Association
Europe and Central Asia | Turkey
Gezi resistance documentary faces investigation in Turkey
IPS Communication Foundation
Europe and Central Asia | United Kingdom
Jailed for being "annoying": It could happen in Britain if ministers get their way
Index on Censorship
Middle East and North Africa | Bahrain
Bahraini journalist still awaits justice in beating case
International Press Institute
Middle East and North Africa | Syria
Three citizen-journalists among hostages executed by ISIS in Syria
Reporters Without Borders
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