REGIONS:

12 March 2013

IFEX Digest | 28 - 29 July 2010





Africa





Côte d'Ivoire

"Nouveau Courrier" journalists acquitted on criminal charges, due to be released (RSF)
+ Journalists arrested for reporting on corruption released (IPI)
+ Judge issues fine, suspension for story on leaked documents (CPJ)
+ Court convicts journalists of a criminal charge, suspends newspaper (MFWA)

Democratic Republic of Congo

Journalist detained for 48 hours over critical article (JED)
+ Congolese journalist under arrest; stations forced off air (CPJ)

Ghana

Ghanaians protest against President Jammeh of The Gambia (MFWA)

Niger

Authorities suspend decree targeting foreign media (MFWA)

The Gambia

Ghanaians protest against President Jammeh of The Gambia (MFWA)

Americas





Paraguay

Three assassination attempts against journalist (RSF)

United States

Hollman Morris granted US visa following pressure from IPI and other international organisations (IPI)

Venezuela

Private TV station's concession being reviewed on orders from Chávez (IPYS)

Asia & Pacific





Afghanistan

IFJ questions closure of broadcaster (IFJ)
+ Afghan MP's television station pulled off the air (CPJ)

Burma

New censorship rules force publications to limit coverage of electoral laws, constitution (Mizzima News)

China

PEN protests heavy sentence against Uighur journalist Gheyret Niyaz (PEN American Center)

Indonesia

Suspicion surrounds Indonesian reporter's death (CPJ)

Malaysia

Licence renewal of political party publications in Malaysia delayed (CIJ)

Nepal

AMARC deplores murder of community radio worker (AMARC)

Singapore

Legal charges threat to freedom of expression (Human Rights Watch)

Thailand

AMARC calls to end harassment of community radios in Thailand (AMARC)

Does state of emergency justify censorship of Red Shirt media? (RSF)

Europe & Central Asia





Azerbaijan

Appeal filed against new verdict against Eynulla Fatullayev (IRFS)

In Azerbaijan, imprisoned blogger denied freedom (CPJ)

Turkey

Reporter assaulted in Izmir (BIANET)

Journalists prevented from reporting on court case against mayor (BIANET)

Writer ordered to pay compensation to politician over newspaper article (BIANET)

Middle East & North Africa





Egypt

Khaled Said's case postponed to 25 September (EOHR)

Two policemen go on trial for young activist's death (RSF)

Iran

Activist Mohammad Sadigh Kaboudvand may have suffered stroke; family claim he is not receiving adequate health care (Human Rights Watch)

Iraq

Blast targets Al-Arabiya TV office in Baghdad, killing at least four (IPI)

Israel

Reporters assaulted by Israeli settlers; two journalists summoned in Gaza (MADA)

Kuwait

Kuwaiti PM starts legal proceedings against Egyptian editor (ANHRI)

Palestine

Reporters assaulted by Israeli settlers; two journalists summoned in Gaza (MADA)

Tunisia

Journalist in desert prison could die from untreated asthma attacks (RSF)

United Arab Emirates

Wave of arrests of BlackBerry Messenger users (RSF)

Telephone regulator issues threatening statement regarding use of BlackBerry smartphones (RSF)





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