REGIONS:

12 March 2013

IFEX Digest | 2 - 3 June 2010





Africa





Côte d'Ivoire

Two musicians accuse national television station of discrimination (MFWA)

Madagascar

Journalists jailed pending trial, radio station closed (RSF)

Somalia

Puntland forces briefly detain and beat journalists in Bossaso (NUSOJ)

Somali press freedom takes another blow, as journalists detained, attacked, and radio equipment seized (IPI)

The Gambia

Update on the Musa Saidykhan case (MFWA)

Americas





Bolivia

Access to information to get boost from declassification of dictatorship's files (RSF)

Colombia

Community radio stations are in need of protection, concludes AMARC mission (AMARC)

Cuba

Independent journalist arrested again, 10 days after being released (RSF)

Dominican Republic

TV host wounded in shooting, motive still unknown (RSF)

Mexico

Police harass women's rights defenders (ARTICLE 19)

Asia & Pacific





Bangladesh

Newspaper editor granted bail in fraud case but kept in custody on separate charges (CPJ)
+ Opposition newspaper raided by police and forced to close (ARTICLE 19)

Police shut down opposition newspaper (IPI)
+ Opposition daily closed, force used to arrest editor (RSF)

Facebook access restored in Pakistan, but now blocked in Bangladesh (RSF)
+ Facebook access restored in Pakistan (PPF)

Burma

Poet Saw Wai freed four months after completing two-year jail term (RSF)

China

Liu Xiaobo transferred to remote prison in Liaoning Province (PEN American Center)

End June 1989 massacre denial, free dissidents, says Human Rights Watch (Human Rights Watch)

Pakistan

Facebook access restored in Pakistan, but now blocked in Bangladesh (RSF)
+ Facebook access restored in Pakistan (PPF)

Local TV station employee killed while covering Ahmadi mosque attacks in Lahore (RSF)
+ TV staffer killed in duty in carnage in Lahore (PPF)

Why are local radio stations still banned from retransmitting BBC news bulletins? (RSF)

Thailand

Prachatai website editor due to appear before Bangkok criminal court (RSF)

Europe & Central Asia



RSF raises concern about report's call for repressive approach to online copyright violations (RSF)
+ MEPs urged to reject Gallo report (RSF)

Armenia

Yerevan police detain pro-opposition journalist (CPJ)
+ Reporter detained while covering rally (CJES)

Azerbaijan

Eynulla Fatullayev has been unfairly tried (WiPC)

Croatia

Two years after brutal attack on "Jutarnji List" journalist perpetrators still at large (IPI)

Romania

IFJ demands immediate withdrawal and revision of draft law on public broadcasting (IFJ)

Spain

WPFC applauds European Court ruling for Spanish journalist José Luis Gutiérrez (WPFC)
+ European Court of Human Rights raps Spain over editor conviction (IPI)

Ukraine

Press freedom situation deteriorating under new president, says ARTICLE 19 (ARTICLE 19)

Middle East & North Africa





Egypt

EOHR holds seminar entitled "Towards a free informative society" (EOHR)

Al-Ashera Massa crew assaulted (EOHR)

Israel

Forty-eight hours after flotilla raid, some journalists are released but others remain in detention (IPI)
+ Israeli forces detain journalists aboard humanitarian flotilla (CPJ)
+ At least 60 journalists were aboard flotilla, most still held (RSF)

AJI calls on Israeli military to stop abusing international journalists in Gaza (AJI)

IFJ calls for immediate release of journalists detained by Israeli military (IFJ)

Israel needs to heed international calls for free flow of information (ARTICLE 19)

Qatar

Five women presenters resign from Al Jazeera (RSF)





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