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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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Gordon Campbell: On The French Election Result

Macron is shaping as the third major test case, after Bill Clinton, after Tony Blair – on whether the aim of ‘progressive social policy’ and realities of ‘neo-liberal economic settings’ can be made to credibly co-exist within the same sentence, let alone within the decrees from the Elysee Palace. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Snap Election In Britain

The election call is entirely opportunistic and self-serving and will – regardless of the outcome – put Britain in a worse negotiating position for managing its Brexit. More>>

Turkey: Observers Say Erdogan’s Constitutional Referendum Flawed

Lack of equal opportunities, one-sided media coverage and limitations on fundamental freedoms created unlevel playing field in Turkey’s constitutional referendum, international observers say. More>>

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Westminster: NZ PM Condemns London Attack

“London is a place many thousands of New Zealanders have visited and called home, and where many more have friends and family based, so this attack feels very close to home,” Mr English says. More>>

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Amnesty: Campaign Mass Hangings And Extermination At Syrian Prison

A chilling new report by Amnesty International exposes the Syrian government’s calculated campaign of extrajudicial executions by mass hangings at Saydnaya Prison. Between 2011 and 2015, every week and often twice a week, groups of up to 50 people ... More>>

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