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16 May 2014
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SPOTLIGHT  |  International
More than 170 groups worldwide demand protection of LGBT free expression
ARTICLE 19
On 17 May, International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, over 170 organisations call on states to protect LGBT freedom of expression and end violence against LGBT individuals and communities.
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International
New "Who Has Your Back" report shows Internet companies competing on privacy
Electronic Frontier Foundation
 
Africa | Africa
African voices celebrate LGBT equality
Human Rights Watch
 
Americas | Chile
Is the automatic visa for Chileans entering the U.S. a cause for celebration?
Derechos Digitales
 
Americas | Mexico
Journalist gets death threat while trying to photograph transportation official in Mexico
ARTICLE 19
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Americas | United States
Proposed bill could force Voice of America to support U.S. foreign policy
Reporters Without Borders
 
Asia and Pacific | China
China cracks down on media and public in lead up to Tiananmen Square anniversary
International Federation of Journalists
 
Asia and Pacific | North Korea
The secret group that "controls everything" in North Korea
Index on Censorship
 
Asia and Pacific | Philippines
Advocates launch online petition to pass FOI bill in Philippines
Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility
 
Middle East and North Africa | Iran
Five months of press freedom violations in Iran
Reporters Without Borders
 
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