10 November 2004
Volume 13 - 2004 Issue 45 (9 Nov. 2004)
In Côte d'Ivoire, following the collapse of a ceasefire agreement between government and rebel forces, gangs of youth militias reportedly linked to the ruling Ivoirian Popular Front (FPI) party have declared open season on opposition media.
Dutch filmmaker and newspaper columnist Theo van Gogh was no stranger to controversy. His films provoked outrage from Muslims in the Netherlands and he received death threats. Last week in Amsterdam, he was murdered in broad daylight.
Iranian human rights advocate and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi has filed a lawsuit against the US Treasury Department for preventing her from publishing a book in the United States, reports PEN American Center (PEN).
The right of journalists to protect their sources in El Salvador may soon become a reality following a decision by Congress to approve reforms to the country's criminal code, reports the Inter American Press Association (IAPA).
Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasrin has been awarded the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence.