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SPOTLIGHT Bangladesh
Crackdown on bloggers, editors in Bangladesh
Human Rights Watch
As protests in Bangladesh sharpen along religious lines, the government is urged to not curtail free speech. (read more)

International Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
British government urged to provide details on surveillance technology exports
Privacy International

Africa Compiled by Caro Rolando
Somali journalist, human rights lawyers killed in deadliest attack since 2011

Americas Compiled by Erin Woycik
Safety of journalists at risk in Venezuelan post-election clashes
Reporters Without Borders

Europe and Central Asia Compiled by Caro Rolando
Criminal prosecution of Russian artists casts chill on expression
Index on Censorship

Middle East and North Africa Compiled by Hiba Zayadin
Latest threat to journalists covering Syria: Identity fraud
International Press Institute


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Gordon Campbell: On The Recent Upheavals Inside Iran

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Pacific: Tongan PM 'Akilisi Pohiva Dies, Aged 78

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