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12 March 2013

IFEX Digest | 16 - 20 July 2010





Africa





Burundi

Online journalist faces life in prison on treason charge (CPJ)
+ Free journalist detained on treason charges, Human Rights Watch urges (Human Rights Watch)
+ Online newspaper editor arrested on treason charge (RSF)
+ IFJ alarmed over increasing legal and security threats to journalists in Africa (IFJ)
+ Judges urged to release editor awaiting trial on treason charge (RSF)
+ Judges keep editor in detention (RSF)

Côte d'Ivoire

Jailed trio charged; ailing reporter on hunger strike (CPJ)
+ Jail sentences for three detained newspaper journalists (MFWA)
+ Disturbing prosecution demand (RSF)

Media groups demand immediate release of detained journalists (MFWA)

Prosecutor detains three journalists over sources (CPJ)
+ Three journalists arrested over corruption article (IPI)
+ Three journalists arrested for publishing leaked report (RSF)
+ Police detain three journalists (MFWA)

Ghana

News editor charged for "publishing false information" (MFWA)
+ Ghana police criminally prosecute journalist over sources (CPJ)

Mauritania

Police detain reporter for several hours (MFWA)

Sudan

Court imposes prison sentences on three "Rai Al Shaab" journalists (RSF)
+ Court should overturn verdicts against journalists (CPJ)

Americas





Bolivia

Journalists assaulted by mob during police operation (IPYS)

Brazil

Government will pay an indemnity to a journalist attacked by soldiers (ABRAJI)

Cuba

Ninth released Cuban journalist arrives in Spain (CPJ)

IPI's Cuban "Justice Denied" journalist Omar Rodriguez Saludes freed, lands in Madrid (IPI)
+ Two more Cuban journalists freed, arrive in Spain (CPJ)

José Luis García Paneque, Léster Luis González Pentón, and Normando Hernández González arrive safely in Spain (IPI)

Mexico

Journalist injured during car bomb explosion in Ciudad Juárez (CEPET)

Panama

Retired journalist freed after being held for 19 days (RSF)

Venezuela

Colombian journalists detained by Venezuelan police (FLIP)

Governor threatens to sue television station (IPYS)

Asia & Pacific



New IFJ action to strengthen media freedom in Pacific region (IFJ)

Cambodia

Authorities ban two books deemed critical of government (SEAPA)

China

IFJ urges authorities to lift new bans on newspapers (IFJ)

As Internet controls increase, Freedom House calls for urgent international response (Freedom House)
+ Authorities turn their sights on microblogging (RSF)

India

IFJ urges action after two media offices attacked (IFJ)

Malaysia

Publications crackdown targets opposition political parties (Human Rights Watch)
+ Licence renewal of political party publications in Malaysia delayed (CIJ)

Pakistan

Indian film featuring Bin Laden look-alike banned (PPF)

Philippines

Volunteer reporter survives attack by gunmen (CMFR)

Singapore

British author arrested, charged with defamation over book on death penalty (SEAPA)
+ Detained British author denied access to lawyer in Singapore (SEAPA)

Thailand

Government shuts down 26 community radio stations (SEAPA)
+ AMARC calls to end harassment of community radios in Thailand (AMARC)
+ Does state of emergency justify censorship of Red Shirt media? (RSF)

Tonga

Media freedom threatened as elections loom (PFF)
+ IFJ wary of move to control press (IFJ)

Europe & Central Asia





Greece

Investigative reporter gunned down in Athens (CPJ)
+ Journalist Sokratis Giolias shot to death (IPI)
+ IFJ demands action to protect media staff as journalist is gunned down (IFJ)
+ Journalist Sokrates Ciyoliyas shot in Athens (BIANET)

Turkey

Prosecutor drops criminal case against journalist (BIANET)

Middle East & North Africa





Bahrain

Journalist Al-Sawad summoned and interrogated (BCHR)

Egypt

Journalists who challenged constitutionality of real estate tax bill to be tried before a criminal court (ANHRI)

A blogger and two human rights activists to be tried (RSF)

Iran

Many journalists and other prisoners of conscience still detained despite being seriously ill (RSF)

Israel

MADA condemns attacks against journalists covering protests (MADA)
+ IFJ condemns violence against photojournalists by Israeli military in West Bank (IFJ)

Palestine

MADA condemns attacks against journalists covering protests (MADA)
+ IFJ condemns violence against photojournalists by Israeli military in West Bank (IFJ)

MADA concerned about deterioration of media freedoms in the Gaza Strip (MADA)

Tunisia

Copies of opposition newspaper confiscated (ANHRI)
+ Opposition newspaper confiscated (CPJ)

IFEX-TMG appeals to Tunisia's partners to save the life of ailing journalist in prison (IFEX-TMG)
+ CPJ calls for immediate release of Tunisian journalist (CPJ)
+ Journalist in desert prison could die from untreated asthma attacks (RSF)





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