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6 February 2014
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SPOTLIGHT  |  Iran
Iranian poet executed after his sentence was approved by President Hassan Rouhani
Freedom House
Poet Hashem Shaabani was an Iranian of Arab origin and a founder of the Dialogue Institute, which tried to promote understanding of Arabic culture and literature in Iran. He was sentenced to death in July 2013 and executed on 27 January 2014.
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Africa | Somalia
Somalia: Journalist beaten, detained for allegedly covering controversial meeting
National Union of Somali Journalists
 
Americas | Brazil
Journalist's murderers convicted and sentenced for 2012 crime in Brazil
Associação Brasileira de Jornalismo Investigativo
 
Asia and Pacific | Australia / East Timor
East Timor takes on Australia over commercial spying allegations
Privacy International
 
Europe and Central Asia | Bosnia and Herzegovina
LGBT activists attacked during cultural event in Bosnia
Human Rights Watch
 
Europe and Central Asia | Russia
Atwood, Rushdie, Soyinka protest Russia's stranglehold on free speech
PEN American Center
 
Europe and Central Asia | Russia
Ten things journalists need to know before going to the 2014 Winter Olympics
International Federation of Journalists
 
Middle East and North Africa | Israel / Palestine
Israel forces Palestinian TV station to stop broadcasting
Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms
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