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20 January 2014
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The new constitution: Why Egyptians shouldn't be rejoicing just yet
Hiba Zayadin
Egyptian voters have overwhelmingly approved the new military-backed constitution giving General Abdel Fattah El-Sisi the legitimacy he seeks to strengthen the army's grip on the country. Although it is considered preferable to the last constitution, local rights groups have voiced their reservations regarding its efficacy.
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Africa | Liberia
Minister of justice suspended for granting "compassionate release" to Liberian editor
Center for Media Studies and Peace Building
Americas | Argentina
Violenta represión de comunicadores indígenas en Argentina
Foro de Periodismo Argentino
Americas | Ecuador
Correa steps up fight with press in Ecuador; hacking alleged on both sides
Committee to Protect Journalists
Americas | United States
NSA reforms ignore real problem and leave foreigners unprotected
Privacy International
Asia and Pacific | Bangladesh
Bangladesh arrests three journalists, raids news outlet
Committee to Protect Journalists
Asia and Pacific | India
Publication of Mohamed picture triggers riots, journalist's arrest in India
Reporters Without Borders
Asia and Pacific | Singapore
"Ground-breaking" decision by Singapore Court quashes order on journalist's sources
International Federation of Journalists
Europe and Central Asia | Russia
The 'enemy within': A gay Russian writer talks about homophobia and libel under Putin
PEN International
Middle East and North Africa | Iraq
Iraqi journalist dies in bomb attack in Anbar
International Federation of Journalists
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