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23 January 2014
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SPOTLIGHT  |  Turkey
Turkey: Draft Internet bill would allow mass surveillance, site blocking without court order
Reporters Without Borders
The lack of any need for a court order and the vagueness of the blocking criteria could lead to mass censorship, especially as many websites are already arbitrarily blocked in Turkey. Analysts say the provisions could be applied to criticism of religion or public figures, or could be used to block satirical sites.
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Africa | Rwanda
Rwandan authorities urged to investigate anti-corruption campaigner's murder
Human Rights Watch
Africa | Uganda
Uganda: Security guard charged over assault of Red Pepper journalist
Human Rights Network for Journalists - Uganda
Americas | Ecuador
Corte negó recurso de casación por asambleísta y periodista en Ecuador
Fundación Andina para la Observación y el Estudio de Medios
Asia and Pacific | Thailand
Journalists, news outlets in the line of fire as state of emergency imposed in Thailand
Committee to Protect Journalists
Middle East and North Africa | Egypt
Release Alaa Abd El Fattah and all those unjustly detained in Egypt
Electronic Frontier Foundation
عربي | Français
Middle East and North Africa | Iran
In Iran, newspaper owners held arbitrarily since 2011
Reporters Without Borders
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