3 November 2011

Digest 23-24 September 2009



International




Nature: 100 photos for press freedom (RSF)

Africa



Cameroon

Cameraman attacked by police officers in courthouse (JED)

Democratic Republic of Congo

Two radio journalists suspended for one month (JED)

Eritrea

Eritrea now shares title of world's biggest prison for journalists with China, Iran, says RSF (RSF)
+ On eight-year anniversary of media crackdown, IPI calls on government to release unjustly imprisoned journalists (IPI)

Kenya

CPJ urges prime minister's intervention in journalist's murder case (CPJ)

Mozambique

Radio journalist beaten by opposition party supporters (MISA)

Swaziland

"Times of Swaziland" journalist threatened during parliamentary session (MISA)

Journalists assaulted by correctional officers (MISA)

The Gambia

President Jammeh issues threats to rights advocates (MFWA)

Uganda

"The Independent" editors charged with sedition (Media Institute)
+ ARTICLE 19 condemns repeated use of insult laws against journalists (ARTICLE 19)

Zambia

State closes journalist's case on alleged circulation of pornographic pictures (MISA)

Americas



Colombia

Journalist killed in Supía (FLIP)
+ The IFJ condemns murder of journalist (IFJ)
+ Community television journalist murdered (RSF)
+ Veteran TV reporter shot dead (CPJ)

Cuba

IAPA condemns arrest of Cuba bloggers and calls for release of jailed independent journalists (IAPA)

Ecuador

Telesur correspondent assaulted, motive unknown (IPYS)

Honduras

No end in sight for crisis; voices of dissent, particularly ousted president's supporters, threatened and harassed (ARTICLE 19)
+ New wave of censorship in response to deposed president’s return (RSF)
+ IAPA calls for respect for press freedom, safety of journalists and media in Honduras (IAPA)

Television and radio station signals intercepted; radio station shut down for one day after reporting on resistance to the coup (C-Libre)

Mexico

Reporter assaulted, threatened after publishing information about irregularities at public school (CEPET)

Photojournalist assaulted, receives death threat (CEPET)

Asia and Pacific



Burma

Two journalists released, 12 still languish in Burma's jails (CPJ)

Cambodia

ARTICLE 19 analyses draft Penal Code (ARTICLE 19)

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy accuses PM Hun Sen of stilling critical voices (SEAPA)

China

National Day preparations trigger censorship, cyber attacks (CPJ)
+ Censorship and attacks on journalists in run-up to 1 October anniversary (RSF)

Government imposes Blue Shield filtering software on ISPs (RSF)

Journalists prevented from reporting on National Day preparations (IFJ)
+ Japan's Kyodo News Agency says personnel covering "National Day" parade rehearsal assaulted by Chinese authorities in Beijing hotel room (IPI)

Malaysia

Don't censor or harass independent website (Human Rights Watch)

Sri Lanka

FMM, media groups urge president to free Tissanayagam (FMM)
+ CPJ renews call for release of Sri Lankan journalist Tissa (CPJ)

Europe and Central Asia



Azerbaijan

IRFS correspondent receives several death threats (IRFS)

France

Government pushes through "spruced up" version of draconian Internet piracy bill (RSF)

Middle East and North Africa



Bahrain

Ministry of Information undersecretary orders blocking of 1,040 websites (BCHR)

Iran

CPJ asks Iran to release imprisoned journalists (CPJ)

Government still targeting journalists employed by foreign media (RSF)

Appoint special UN envoy to investigate rights crisis (Human Rights Watch)

Yemen

Editor abducted (IFJ)
+ ARTICLE 19 calls for immediate release of kidnapped journalist (ARTICLE 19)
+ In Yemen, critical journalist disappears (CPJ)
+ Still no word of opposition website editor abducted a week ago, colleagues protest (RSF)
+ Editor abducted in ongoing media crackdown (IPI)





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