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3 February 2014
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SPOTLIGHT  |  International / World Press Freedom Day
Transparency, independent media are vital for global development plan
ARTICLE 19
195 civil society organisations from around the world have called on the UN to put government accountability and independent media at the centre of a new framework for global development.
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Africa | Eritrea
Eritrea: UN human rights review is opportunity for government to lift severe restrictions on free expression
PEN International
 
Africa | Somalia
Authorities ban TV station in Somaliland over alleged "insults" against president
National Union of Somali Journalists
 
Africa | South Sudan
South Sudanese towns suffer information vacuum
Committee to Protect Journalists
 
Americas | Canada
Leaks expose program that subjects Canadian travellers to mass data collection
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
 
Americas | Chile
Protección de datos personales: la hora de perder la inocencia ha llegado
Derechos Digitales
 
Asia and Pacific | Cambodia
Cambodian delegation shows disregard for UN review as crackdown on free expression continues
ARTICLE 19
 
Asia and Pacific | India
Indian films at mercy of new censor board CEO - and his five-year-old daughter
Index on Censorship
 
Asia and Pacific | Pakistan
Pakistan's politics thwart launch of Malala book
Index on Censorship
 
Europe and Central Asia | Azerbaijan
NGOs call on Council of Europe to guarantee human rights protection in Azerbaijan
Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety
 
Europe and Central Asia | Russia
Russian profiles in courage
Human Rights Watch
 
Middle East and North Africa | Bahrain
Detained Bahraini journalists and bloggers appear in court
Reporters Without Borders
 
Middle East and North Africa | Egypt
Detained Egyptian cameraman Mohammed Badr acquitted
International Press Institute
 
Middle East and North Africa | Israel
Palestinian cameraman sentenced to 10 months in prison by an Israeli court
Arabic Network for Human Rights Information
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