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IFEX This Week for 23 January 2013


16 January - 23 January 2013

This Week Putting free expression issues in focus

SPOTLIGHT EGYPT
Under Morsi, criminal defamation suits soar in Egypt
President Mohamed Morsi's first 200 days in office alone have witnessed more defamation lawsuits than under all Egyptian rulers combined since 1892, states ANHRI in its latest report, issued to mark the second anniversary of the Egyptian revolution. (read more)

Wall art in France depicting President Mohamed Morsi

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INTERNATIONAL COMPILED BY MARIANNA TZABIRAS
Transparency, access to information key to addressing global hunger crisis
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AFRICA COMPILED BY CARO ROLANDO
SOMALIA
SOMALI JOURNALIST KILLED ON WAY TO WORK

Reporters Without Borders
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AMERICAS COMPILED BY ERIN WOYCIK
MEXICO
MEXICAN TEACHER FIRED FOR SHOWING GAY RIGHTS FILM

Index on Censorship


ASIA AND PACIFIC COMPILED BY MARIANNA TZABIRAS
THAILAND
THAI EDITOR SENTENCED TO 11 YEARS OVER DEFAMATORY ARTICLES

Southeast Asian Press Alliance


EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA COMPILED BY CARO ROLANDO
TAJIKISTAN
AUTHORITIES BLOCK NEWS WEBSITES, FACEBOOK IN TAJIKISTAN

Committee to Protect Journalists REGIONS IN THE NEWS

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