12 March 2013

IFEX Digest | 11 - 12 August 2010


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



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)


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


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)


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



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)


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


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


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)


Photojournalist beaten while covering demonstration (IPYS-Venezuela)

Asia & Pacific


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

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


Public hospital staffer threatens journalists (Freedom Forum)

CDO pledges not to abuse journalists (Freedom Forum)

Journalist insulted by lawmaker (Freedom Forum)


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


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


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)


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


KDP paper publishes threat against Sulaymaniyah journalists (CPJ)


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

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