REGIONS:

12 March 2013

IFEX Digest | 18 - 19 August 2010





Africa





Democratic Republic of Congo

Journalist evacuated from city after receiving serious death threats (JED)

Americas





Cuba

Twelfth writer released into exile (WiPC)

Mexico

IAPA, UNAM wind up online course with forum on violence, press freedom (IAPA)

TV stations in grenade attacks one week after journalists hold silent march over media threats (IPI)

United States

"Criticism of Wikileaks is not a call for censorship or support for the war," says RSF (RSF)

Venezuela

Court bans violent photographs in newspapers (CPJ)
+ IAPA protests censorship of Venezuelan newspapers (IAPA)
+ Court bans "violent" content after daily publishes controversial morgue photo (RSF)

Asia & Pacific





Burma

State censors suspend another journal (Mizzima News)
+ With elections just two months away, media still denied freedom and access (RSF)

East Timor

IFJ worried by threat against newspaper (IFJ)

India

Chennai magazine editor still held after one month, tortured (RSF)

Nepal

IFJ questions police role in assault on journalist (IFJ)

Pakistan

State-owned radio station facilities attacked in Balochistan (PPF)

Philippines

IFJ fears murder suspect will be freed (IFJ)

Europe & Central Asia





Turkey

American journalist faces deportation (BIANET)

American journalist Jake Hess detained in Diyarbakir (BIANET)

Journalists are in danger; 12 attacks so far this year, says BIANET (BIANET)

Ukraine

Editor missing in Kharkiv, feared dead (IMI)
+ Journalist goes missing in eastern Ukraine (CPJ)
+ Ukrainian corruption reporter still missing, feared dead (IPI)
+ Editor-in-chief of local newspaper "Novy Stil" missing in Kharkiv (CJES)
+ IFJ calls for safe return of missing journalist (IFJ)

Court postpones hearing on suspension of media licences (IPI)

Middle East & North Africa





Bahrain

Opposition activists apparently detained for criticism of government, Human Rights Watch says (Human Rights Watch)
+ Authorities detains blogger, activist on "national security concerns" (CPJ)
+ Unacceptable arrests of human rights activists (RSF)
+ Further arrests target human rights defenders and political opposition (BCHR)
+ Arrest of a BCHR administrative member forms part of campaign that targets activists and human rights defenders (BCHR)

Iran

Journalist Badressadat Mofidi gets six years in jail (CPJ)

Jordan

CPJ asks King Abdullah to toss out cyber law (CPJ)

Yemen

CPJ calls on authorities to release detained journalist (CPJ)
+ IFJ accuses Yemen of broken promises as journalists are held without charge (IFJ)





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