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12 March 2013

IFEX Digest | 12 - 13 May 2010





Africa





Côte d'Ivoire

Newspaper reporter summoned for questioning (MFWA)

Eritrea

Prominent journalist arrested, ex-prison guard reveals fate of other detained journalists (RSF)

Kenya

Proposed constitution welcome but access to information must be implemented, says ARTICLE 19 (ARTICLE 19)

Sudan

Newspaper journalist, editor face legal action over critical article (ANHRI)

CIHRS condemns violations of human rights in the course of sham election in Sudan (CIHRS)

The Gambia

National Assembly Speaker bars journalist from Parliament (MFWA)

Americas





Argentina

Journalists assaulted, harassed in Salta (FOPEA)

Brazil

Journalist detained during council meeting (IPYS)

Central America

Human rights defenders, media professionals attend second regional conference on freedom of expression (ARTICLE 19)

Panama

"La Prensa" convicted of libel, ordered to pay US$300,000 in damages (IAPA)

United States

Revoke Guantanamo ban on four journalists (Human Rights Watch)

Venezuela

Soldiers, electoral council officials prevent the press from reporting from polling stations (IPYS)

Asia & Pacific





Cambodia

Press council to request pardon for imprisoned journalist (SEAPA)

China

Government to force Internet users to identify themselves in online forums; RSF calls for release of three prisoners on humanitarian grounds (RSF)

Open letter to Hillary Clinton on eve of human rights dialogue with China (RSF)

Indonesia

Court officers attack journalist (AJI)

Nepal

Journalists attacked by Maoist supporters (CEHURDES)
+ Journalists harassed and attacked at Maoist rally in Kathmandu (RSF)

Pakistan

Sindh journalist's body found (CPJ)

Thailand

US citizen interrogated by Thai officials for his online activities (RSF)

Europe & Central Asia



Round-up of demonstrations marking World Press Freedom Day in Europe (RSF)

Russia

Media director shot to death (GDF)

Turkey

"Express" journalists face legal action for "pro-Kurdish" article (BIANET)

Lawyer of detained journalist Kurşun recused member of court (BIANET)

Ukraine

Twenty-three IFEX members denounce censorship and escalating threats to free expression in Ukraine (IMI)

Middle East & North Africa





Egypt

Cosmetic changes cannot justify keeping emergency law, says Human Rights Watch (Human Rights Watch)
+ Government renews state of emergency (Human Rights Watch)
+ Two new years in the darkness of emergency (ANHRI)

Iran

CJFE condemns harsh prison sentence for Canadian journalist (CJFE)

Israel

Human rights defender prevented from leaving Palestine to attend Cairo meeting (CIHRS)

Palestine

Human rights defender prevented from leaving Palestine to attend Cairo meeting (CIHRS)

Tunisia

African Commission should examine Tunisia's poor record on freedom of expression, say TMG members (IFEX-TMG)

Yemen

One journalist sentenced to prison term, two others released as crackdown on media continues (RSF)
+ In Yemen, journalist sentenced to a year in prison as onslaught on media continues (CPJ)





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