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15 May 2014
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SPOTLIGHT  |  Laos
Crony scheme in control of press and civil society in Laos
Index on Censorship
Media restrictions in Laos are part of a wider pattern of suppression of information, lack of transparency in business dealings, prevention of protests and cultural and religious oversight by the government and the Lao People's Revolutionary Party.
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Africa | Uganda
Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Act's heavy toll
Human Rights Watch
 
Americas | Argentina
Periodista acusado en virtud de ley antiterrorista en Argentina
Foro de Periodismo Argentino
 
Americas | Bolivia
Court orders Bolivian reporter to reveal his sources
Reporters Without Borders
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Americas | Brazil
Wave of legal, physical intimidation of journalists sweeping through Brazil
Inter American Press Association
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Americas | Canada
Privacy could vanish if cyber-bullying act becomes law in Canada
PEN Canada
 
Asia and Pacific | Bangladesh
Journalist in Bangladesh assaulted in hospital
Committee to Protect Journalists
 
Asia and Pacific | Fiji
Concern over Fiji TV dismissal, regional coordinator resignation
Pacific Freedom Forum
 
Asia and Pacific | South Korea
South Korea officials enact de facto SOPA regime to block foreign websites
Electronic Frontier Foundation
 
Middle East and North Africa | Bahrain
In defiance of Bahrain's culture of impunity, prince stands to lose immunity in UK
Bahrain Center for Human Rights
 
Middle East and North Africa | Syria
Times journalists released after being brutally kidnapped by Syrian rebel group
International Federation of Journalists
 
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