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19 - 26 March 2014
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SPOTLIGHT  |  Turkey
Turkey shuts down Twitter, court overturns ban five days later
Caro Rolando
The Twitter shutdown came six weeks after the Turkish Parliament passed a series of amendments to existing Internet legislation, known as Law 5651, that impose alarming restrictions on digital liberties and freedom of expression.
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A Turkish national flag with the word 'offline' projected on it, is seen through a Twitter logo in this photo illustration taken in Zenica, 21 March 2014.
A Turkish national flag with the word 'offline' projected on it, is seen through a Twitter logo in this photo illustration taken in Zenica, 21 March 2014.
 
International
Stemming the harm caused by the surveillance trade: A way forward
Privacy International
 
Africa | Liberia
Liberian government agrees to urgently address criminal defamation
World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers
 
Americas | Costa Rica
Costa Rican court rules surveillance of journalist is unconstitutional
International Press Institute
 
Asia and Pacific | Cambodia
"Where Is My Justice?" campaign seeks truth for victims of violence by security forces in Cambodia
Cambodian Center for Human Rights
 
Middle East and North Africa | Morocco
Morocco approves law to end military trials for civilians
Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies
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Pro-democracy activist Lui Yuk-lin shouts during a protest calling for the release of Chinese journalist Gao Yu, Hong Kong publisher Yao Wentian and Chinese lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong on 11 May 2014

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IFEX THIS WEEK SECTION EDITORS
Marianna Tzabiras: International, Asia & Pacific; Erin Woycik: Americas; Caro Rolando: Africa, Europe & Central Asia; Hiba Zayadin: Middle East & North Africa
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