REGIONS:

12 March 2013

IFEX Digest | 30 June - 1 July 2010



International




As ACTA talks resume, new leak confirms fears about threat to online free expression (RSF)

Africa





Democratic Republic of Congo

Fifty years of independence see no improvement in difficulties for media, say JED and RSF (RSF)

Ethiopia

Leading critical newspaper reports tampering of its mail (CPJ)

Rwanda

Skepticism greets arrests in journalist's murder (CPJ)

Pre-election violence and intimidation must stop (ARTICLE 19)

Somalia

Journalists hospitalised after bomb attack (IPI)

Several journalists seriously hurt in press conference bombing in Mogadishu (RSF)

Sudan

Widespread abuses bode ill for referendum (Human Rights Watch)

Americas





Guatemala

Journalist threatened, intimidated (APG)
+ Investigative reporter threatened (CPJ)

Mexico

IAPA outraged following murder of two reporters in Guerrero (IAPA)
+ Journalist couple gunned down in Guerrero, motive not yet established (RSF)
+ Two journalists slain in the war-wracked state of Guerrero (CPJ)
+ Husband and wife journalists shot dead in Guerrero (WiPC)

Panama

Veteran journalist jailed on defamation charges (CPJ)
+ Retired journalist arrested to serve jail sentence he was unaware of (RSF)
+ Veteran journalist jailed for article on environmental damage (WiPC)

Puerto Rico (United States)

IAPA condemns censorship, restrictions imposed by Senate (IAPA)

Asia & Pacific





Fiji

New controls over media industry and journalists deepen loss of free speech, says PFF (PFF)
+ Fiji's repressive media decree takes effect (CPJ)
+ Open letter to Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama (RSF)
+ Media decree entrenches regime's control (IFJ)
+ PINA acknowledges changes to the Fiji Media Decree (PINA)

Malaysia

Lift ban on cartoons and repeal PPPA, CIJ urges (CIJ)

Pakistan

Authorities step up surveillance of online content (RSF)

Reporter gunned down in Balochistan (RSF)
+ IFJ condemns killing of journalist in Pakistan (IFJ)

Europe & Central Asia





Kyrgyzstan

Cameraman attacked in Osh (Public Association "Journalists")

Romania

Romanian National Defence Strategy describes media as "security threat" (IPI)

Middle East & North Africa



Emirati writer fired from Arab League job over opinion piece (ANHRI)

Egypt

EOHR calls for immediate release of website editor (EOHR)

Human rights activists in danger (EOHR)

Kuwait

Journalist released on bail, CPJ calls on authorities to drop charges (CPJ)
+ Authorities maintain reporting ban on Al-Jassem case (RSF)
+ Political writer released on bail (Human Rights Watch)





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