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Vietnam’s latest decree on Internet freedom raises attention at the US embassy in Hanoi and online-freedom groups.
The protests throughout Turkey have brought issues of media self-censorship, government control, and ownership by large conglomerates to the fore, disgusting many Turks.
Fazil Say's case highlights a curtailing of free expression in Turkey that has also put 49 journalists in prison. He was convicted of insulting Islam in a series of mocking tweets.
The case of Bassem Youssef, the Egyptian satirist accused of insulting Islam and the president, has exposed what seems to be a series of politically motivated investigations into government critics.
After nearly five hours of questioning, Bassem Youssef, known as Egypt's Jon Stewart, was released on bail. In recent weeks he has been questioned after criticizing President Mohammed Morsi.
Egypt arrested Bassem Youssef, a popular TV comedian who modeled his show after Jon Stewart's Daily Show. His arrest is seen as aimed at silencing critics of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
The parents of James Foley, age 39, who was kidnapped Syria while on assignment as a videographer for Agence France-Press have had no news of their son in six weeks. In 2012, 28 journalists were killed in Syria.
The Syrian conflict is making 2012 the deadliest year on record for journalists.
Austin Tice was kidnapped near Damascus in August. His family went to Beirut recently in hopes of extending their reach into Syria and finding out more about who might be holding him.
A bomb was found under the car of prominent journalist Hamid Mir, highlighting the difficulties facing journalists in Pakistan.