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31 March 2014
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SPOTLIGHT  |  Syria
Spanish journalists kidnapped by Islamist rebels in Syria are released
International Federation of Journalists
El Mundo correspondent Javier Espinosa and freelance photographer Ricardo Garcia Vilanova were freed on 30 March 2014, and handed over to the Turkish military. They had been seized by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) near the Turkish border in September 2013.
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International
A response to UK rules restricting prisoners' access to books
Index on Censorship
 
Africa | Uganda
Ugandan police officer detained for joining locals in assault on journalist
Human Rights Network for Journalists - Uganda
 
Americas | Honduras
Conviction in 2012 journalist's murder a strike against impunity in Honduras
Reporters Without Borders
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Americas | United States
U.S. should heed calls to respect privacy at home and abroad
Human Rights Watch
 
Asia and Pacific | China
The dangers of Bloomberg's China blindness
Freedom House
 
Middle East and North Africa | Bahrain
Freelance Bahraini photographer Ahmed Humaidan given 10-year prison term
Committee to Protect Journalists
 
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