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IFEX This Week for 9 January 2013


2 January - 9 January 2013


This Week Putting free expression issues in focus


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)
of anti-state crimes and sentenced to prison

>> Read the "New York Times" report on the activists' conviction

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


AFRICA COMPILED BY CARO ROLANDO
KENYA
REPORT EXAMINES INTERNALLY DISPLACED KENYANS' ACCESS TO INFORMATION

ARTICLE 19


AMERICAS COMPILED BY ERIN WOYCIK
UNITED STATES
US DAILY HARASSED AFTER PUBLISHING MAP OF GUN OWNERS

Committee to Protect Journalists


ASIA AND PACIFIC COMPILED BY MARIANNA TZABIRAS
CHINA
CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM IN STANDOFF BETWEEN CHINESE WEEKLY AND CENSORS

Committee to Protect Journalists


EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA COMPILED BY CARO ROLANDO
BELARUS
BELARUS AUTHORITIES TO TIGHTEN CONTROL ON DIGITAL ACCESS

Index on Censorship


MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA COMPILED BY HIBA ZAYADIN
BAHRAIN
UNFAIR CONVICTIONS UPHELD FOR BAHRAIN'S OPPOSITION ACTIVISTS

Human Rights Watch REGIONS IN THE NEWS

INTERNATIONAL

AFRICA

AMERICAS

ASIA & PACIFIC

EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

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Gordon Campbell: On The Hong Kong Protest Movement

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