REGIONS:

12 March 2013

IFEX Digest | 11 - 12 August 2010



International




Transparency organisations urge governments to strengthen commitment to transparency and free flow of information (ARTICLE 19)

Africa





Burundi

Editor arrested and detained on "defamation" charges (JED)

Equatorial Guinea

Ninety-six organisations, including 34 IFEX members, call on UNESCO to pull Obiang Prize (Human Rights Watch)

Ghana

Former president hails historic repeal of criminal libel law (MFWA)

Somalia

Puntland authorities order suspension of broadcast journalist from his work (NUSOJ)

South Africa

In open letter, IPI urges South African President Jacob Zuma to address press freedom concerns (IPI)

Sudan

Government announces lifting of prior censorship but journalists and media still seriously threatened (RSF)

Americas





Colombia

Car bomb explodes outside Caracol Radio offices (FLIP)
+ IAPA protests attack on Colombia's Caracol Radio (IAPA)
+ Colombian attorney general says car bomb targeted station (CPJ)
+ Caracol Radio car-bomb bodes ill five days after new president's installation (RSF)

Journalist attacked, threatened in Antioquia (FLIP)

Haiti

Renowned Haitian journalist Joseph Guyler Delva to speak at IPI World Congress (IPI)

Mexico

Newspaper editor freed after being held by abductors for 10 days (RSF)

Suriname

Desi Bouterse's installation as president must not mean impunity for past murders of journalists, RSF says (RSF)

United States

Open letter to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange: "A bad precedent for the Internet's future," RSF says (RSF)

Venezuela

Photojournalist beaten while covering demonstration (IPYS-Venezuela)

Asia & Pacific





Indonesia

Government orders ISPs to start anti-porn filtering (RSF)

Moluccan "balloon activists" arrested in Ambon (Human Rights Watch)

Nepal

Public hospital staffer threatens journalists (Freedom Forum)

CDO pledges not to abuse journalists (Freedom Forum)

Journalist insulted by lawmaker (Freedom Forum)

Pakistan

IFJ calls on political parties to respect protesting journalists (IFJ)
+ Amid calamitous flooding, TV stations remain off the air (CPJ)

Sri Lanka

Solidarity welcomed as protesters demand action on missing journalist (IFJ)

Europe & Central Asia





Kazakhstan

Newspaper ordered to pay approx. US$136,000 for "moral damages" (Adil Soz)

Serbia

IPI alarmed at limitation on freedom of information imposed by mayor of Zajecar (IPI)
+ IPI condemns pressure on local television in Zajecar (IPI)

ANEM and NUNS call on the government to appoint members of copyright commission (ANEM)

Ukraine

Television and radio station company's property seized in Crimea (IMI)

IPI addresses open letter to president over press freedom concerns (IPI)
+ Court postpones hearing on suspension of media licences (IPI)
+ Independent broadcasters under threat (ARTICLE 19)

Photographer harassed by unidentified individuals while on assignment (IMI)

Middle East & North Africa





Iraq

KDP paper publishes threat against Sulaymaniyah journalists (CPJ)

Palestine

Crisis of local television and radio stations discussed at MADA consultative meeting (MADA)





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