REGIONS:

12 March 2013

IFEX Digest | 14 - 15 July 2010





Africa





Côte d'Ivoire

Newspaper fined for publishing opinion poll results (MFWA)

Ghana

Journalist briefly detained, manages to escape (MFWA)

Guinea

Journalists are the forgotten victims of violence, ARTICLE 19 report says (ARTICLE 19)

Madagascar

Closures, ransacking and disinformation: media at heart of crisis, says RSF report (RSF)

Nigeria

Four journalists held hostage in Niger delta region (RSF)

Rwanda

Offensive against media continues with arrest of fortnightly's editor (RSF)

Americas





Colombia

Progress made in investigations into murders of three journalists (FLIP)
+ IAPA hails official decision on Guillermo Cano case in Colombia (IAPA)

CPJ urges Clinton to reconsider journalist Hollman Morris's visa denial (CPJ)
+ IFJ calls on United States to withdraw "perverse" bar on Colombian journalist (IFJ)
+ Free speech groups ask Secretary Clinton to review exclusion of Colombian journalist (PEN American Center)
+ CJFE calls on US government to lift travel ban on Colombian journalist (CJFE)
+ IPI urges U.S State Department to reverse decision to deny Colombian journalist's visa (IPI)

Mexico

Mexican reporter abducted and shot dead in Nuevo León (CPJ)

Young journalist shot dead in Michoacán (WiPC)

Panama

Government reportedly tries to expel Spanish journalist (RSF)

United States

CPJ urges Clinton to reconsider journalist Hollman Morris's visa denial (CPJ)
+ IFJ calls on United States to withdraw "perverse" bar on Colombian journalist (IFJ)
+ Free speech groups ask Secretary Clinton to review exclusion of Colombian journalist (PEN American Center)
+ CJFE calls on US government to lift travel ban on Colombian journalist (CJFE)
+ IPI urges U.S State Department to reverse decision to deny Colombian journalist's visa (IPI)

Venezuela

Ruling party spokespersons threaten free expression organisations (IPYS)

Bodyguards for mayor and governor assault journalist (IPYS)

Twitter users formally charged, banned from posting messages (RSF)

Court orders journalist's release (IPYS)

Asia & Pacific





China

IFJ commends journalist threatened for report on floods (IFJ)

Authorities must defend journalists' rights, says IFJ (IFJ)

Indonesia

IFJ welcomes successful mediation of dispute between police forces and magazine (IFJ)

Pakistan

Media organisations protest anti-media resolution passed by Punjab Assembly (PPF)
+ Resolution attempts to undermine media freedom (IFJ)

Singapore

Government bans yet another film by director Martyn See (SEAPA)

Europe & Central Asia



Romanian journalist Adrian Mogos wins Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism 2010 (IPI)

Azerbaijan

Supreme court judge says that there was a procedure violation in the new sentence issued against Eynulla Fatullayev (IRFS)

Greece

Journalist on trial over article about Greek volunteers' role in Bosnian massacre (GHM)

Kazakhstan

CPJ calls on OSCE to put Kazakh press freedom on summit agenda (CPJ)
+ OSCE summit should address Kazakhstan press record (CPJ)

Kyrgyzstan

Security agents raid television station, interrogate director (CPJ)

Russia

Chechen human rights advocate remembered (ARTICLE 19)

CPJ seeks thorough, fair investigation into Estemirova murder (CPJ)

Turkey

ECHR orders Turkey to compensate journalists (BIANET)

Middle East & North Africa





Egypt

Egyptian court imposes sentence in 1996 defamation case (CPJ)

Saudi Arabia

Charges against rights activist frivolous, says Human Rights Watch (Human Rights Watch)
+ Human rights defender still held since on charge of "annoying others" (RSF)

ANHRI concerned over professor's description of journalists as "soldiers of Satan" (ANHRI)

Tunisia

Journalist Fahem Boukaddous addresses public in open letter (CPJ)

Yemen

Freelance journalist held overnight by intelligence agents (IPI)

Awards


Romanian journalist Adrian Mogos wins Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism 2010 (IPI)





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