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12 May 2014
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SPOTLIGHT  |  Turkey
Three Turkish journalists released after eight-year imprisonment
International Federation of Journalists
While Füsun Erdoğan, Bayram Namaz and Arif Çelebi have been released, the journalists are not allowed to travel outside of Turkey until further notice by the court.
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Keeping writers safe online: An interview with the Tor Project
PEN American Center
Africa | République centrafricaine
Deux journalistes assassinés en République centrafricaine
International Federation of Journalists
Americas | Ecuador
Periodista ecuatoriano amenazado a través de un hashtag en Twitter
Fundación Andina para la Observación y el Estudio de Medios
Americas | Guatemala
TV journalist accused of attacking police in Guatemala
Reporters Without Borders
Americas | United States
Reforming the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
Index on Censorship
Asia and Pacific | Australia
Australian government urged not to scrap funding for community radios
World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC)
Asia and Pacific | China
China sentences Hong Kong publisher to 10 years' jail for trivial offence
International Federation of Journalists
Asia and Pacific | Pakistan
Slain Pakistani lawyer had received threats for taking on blasphemy case
Index on Censorship
Middle East and North Africa | Bahrain
Bahrain's judiciary hands down harsh sentences ignoring claims of torture and ill-treatment
Bahrain Center for Human Rights
Middle East and North Africa | Saudi Arabia
Saudi rights activist Raef Badawi sentenced to 10 years in prison
Reporters Without Borders
Middle East and North Africa | Yemen
Yemen expels one international journalist, bars another
Committee to Protect Journalists
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