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2 January - 9 January 2013
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SPOTLIGHT VIETNAM
Vietnam convicts 13 pro-democracy activists
ARTICLE 19
In a ruling condemned as yet another move aimed at silencing opposition voices, 13 pro-democracy activists were jailed in Vietnam for writing commentary critical of the government, and participating in and encouraging peaceful protest. (read more)

Defendants stand at a court in Nghe An province on 9 January 2013; 13 political activists were found guilty of anti-state crimes and sentenced to prison

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INTERNATIONAL COMPILED BY MARIANNA TZABIRAS
Syria's war behind one of deadliest years on record for journalists


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KENYA
REPORT EXAMINES INTERNALLY DISPLACED KENYANS' ACCESS TO INFORMATION

ARTICLE 19


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UNITED STATES
US DAILY HARASSED AFTER PUBLISHING MAP OF GUN OWNERS

Committee to Protect Journalists


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CHINA
CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM IN STANDOFF BETWEEN CHINESE WEEKLY AND CENSORS

Committee to Protect Journalists


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BELARUS
BELARUS AUTHORITIES TO TIGHTEN CONTROL ON DIGITAL ACCESS

Index on Censorship


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UNFAIR CONVICTIONS UPHELD FOR BAHRAIN'S OPPOSITION ACTIVISTS

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