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27 March 2014
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SPOTLIGHT  |  Egypt
Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El Fattah released on bail after 115 days in prison
PEN International
An advocate for freedom of expression, Alaa Abd El Fattah became one of the first Egyptian netizens facilitating a movement for political change. He was arrested on 28 November 2013 and released on bail pending trial on 23 March 2014.
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International
New website to expose how UN Rights Council members respond to violations
Human Rights Watch
 
International
Stemming the harm caused by the surveillance trade: A way forward
Privacy International
 
Africa | Somalia
Somalia ratifies International Labour Organization's conventions on protection of freedom of association
National Union of Somali Journalists
 
Americas | Mexico
Financial incentives used to pressure media in Mexico, report finds
World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers
Español
 
Asia and Pacific | Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka urged to allow access to news websites
International Press Institute
 
Asia and Pacific | Vietnam
Two Vietnamese writers and activists released under an amnesty, another remains imprisoned
PEN International
 
Middle East and North Africa | Iraq
Authorities in Iraq turn their sights on journalists
Reporters Without Borders
عربي
 
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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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