4 February 2004
Volume 13 - 2004 Issue 05 (3 Feb. 2004)
Fourteen IFEX members have signed a joint letter in defence of the Ethiopian Free Press Journalists' Association (EFJA), condemning the Ethiopian government for its campaign to silence the press-freedom organisation.
Police in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province are investigating the whereabouts of the mayor of Manshera after he shot and killed a journalist who accused him of running an illegal liquor business.
Amidst deteriorating press-freedom conditions in Kazakhstan, four IFEX members are warning that a draft media law being considered by the country's Senate will give the government greater powers to clamp down on the independent media.
The Writers in Prison Committee of International PEN (WiPC) has released its latest case list of worldwide attacks on freedom of expression covering the period from July to December 2003.
Newspapers and news agencies from the western Hemisphere are invited to submit nominations for the 2004 IAPA Grand Prize for Press Freedom.