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17 - 24 January 2017
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SPOTLIGHT  |  Germany
Fighting back against the criminalisation of German whistleblowers
Reporters Without Borders
An alliance of German civil rights organisations, journalists and bloggers lodges an appeal against a new law that criminalises handling leaked data.
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People attend a special event at the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin, 13 November 2016
 
United States
For Trump, media is public enemy number one
Reporters Without Borders
Reminding Trump’s administration that the press does not provide public relations for the President, despite statements to the contrary from the White House Press Secretary.
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Bahrain
The cost of speaking out in Bahrain
IFEX
Nabeel Rajab is one of at least 40 internet users sentenced to more than 842 months of combined prison time for exercising their right to free expression.
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Saudi Arabia
Vision 2030 myopic on civil society
Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain
Saudi Arabia's vision of its future will inevitably remain near-sighted unless Riyadh stops ignoring the links between economic and societal development.
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China / Hong Kong (China)
China's iron grip grows even tighter
International Federation of Journalists
Abducted journalists, an increasingly government-friendly Hong Kong media and the suppression of the "Big Vs". Not business as usual, even for China's infamous iron grip on the media.
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United States
The not so transparent reasons for Trump's TPP withdrawal
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Yes, he withdrew from the TPP. But his reasons for doing so may mean future trade deals will be just as problematic.
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International
Surveilling smart cities
Derechos Digitales
Smart technologies can improve a city's living conditions. But what will that do to your privacy?
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Cameroon
Cameroon responds to free expression concerns with...an internet shut down
Media Foundation for West Africa
Tensions continue to rise after the government cracks down on dissent following its decision to introduce the use of French language in courts and schools in English-speaking regions.
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United States
Chelsea Manning
IFEX
When she decided to leak thousands of U.S. military documents to Wikileaks, Chelsea Manning made a decision that would change not only her life, but that of all those who care about truth, transparency and holding governments accountable.
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_______________________________________ This Week Putting free expression issues in focus 24 January 2017 _______________________________________ --------- TOP STORY --------- Germany Fighting back against the criminalisation of German whistleblowers Reporters Without Borders An alliance of German civil rights organisations, journalists and bloggers lodges an appeal against a new law that criminalises handling leaked data. http://www.ifex.org/germany/2017/01/23/criminalisation_leaked_data/ -------- INTERNATIONAL -------- Surveilling smart cities Derechos Digitales Smart technologies can improve a city's living conditions. But what will that do to your privacy? http://www.ifex.org/international/2017/01/18/ciudades_inteligentes/ -------- AFRICA Compiled by Caro Rolando -------- Cameroon Cameroon responds to free expression concerns with...an internet shut down Media Foundation for West Africa Tensions continue to rise after the government cracks down on dissent following its decision to introduce the use of French language in courts and schools in English-speaking regions. http://www.ifex.org/cameroon/2017/01/24/ongoing_protests/ -------- AMERICAS Compiled by Erin Woycik -------- United States For Trump, media is public enemy number one Reporters Without Borders Reminding Trump’s administration that the press does not provide public relations for the President, despite statements to the contrary from the White House Press Secretary. http://www.ifex.org/united_states/2017/01/23/trump_media_enemy/ United States The not so transparent reasons for Trump's TPP withdrawal Electronic Frontier Foundation Yes, he withdrew from the TPP. But his reasons for doing so may mean future trade deals will be just as problematic. http://www.ifex.org/united_states/2017/01/24/tpp_withdrawl/ United States Chelsea Manning IFEX When she decided to leak thousands of U.S. military documents to Wikileaks, Chelsea Manning made a decision that would change not only her life, but that of all those who care about truth, transparency and holding governments accountable. http://www.ifex.org/united_states/2016/08/29/chelsea_manning_profile/ -------- ASIA AND PACIFIC Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras -------- China / Hong Kong (China) China's iron grip grows even tighter International Federation of Journalists Abducted journalists, an increasingly government-friendly Hong Kong media and the suppression of the "Big Vs". Not business as usual, even for China's infamous iron grip on the media. http://www.ifex.org/china/2017/01/23/strangling_the_media/ -------- MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA Compiled by Hiba Zayadin -------- Bahrain The cost of speaking out in Bahrain IFEX Nabeel Rajab is one of at least 40 internet users sentenced to more than 842 months of combined prison time for exercising their right to free expression. http://www.ifex.org/bahrain/2017/01/20/nabeel_infographic/ Saudi Arabia Vision 2030 myopic on civil society Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain Saudi Arabia's vision of its future will inevitably remain near-sighted unless Riyadh stops ignoring the links between economic and societal development. http://www.ifex.org/saudi_arabia/2017/01/23/vision_missing_progress_on_civil_society/ -------- IFEX | PO Box 407, 555 Richmond St W, Ste 101, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 3B1 http://www.ifex.org/ -------- You're receiving this message at %%$email%% because you subscribed to receive information from International Freedom of Expression Exchange. Not interested anymore? Unsubscribe: %%UNSUB_HREF%% Manage your preferences: %%PREFSITE%%sid=6:1ck
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