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13 March 2013

IFEX Digest | 25 - 31 October2010





Africa





Angola

Popular radio commentator injured in stabbing (CPJ)
+ Letter to interior minister about violence against journalists (RSF)

Côte d'Ivoire

First week of election campaign media monitoring (RSF)

Democratic Republic of Congo

RSF calls on authorities to free ailing journalist Tumba Lumembu (RSF)

Eritrea

Held for past nine years, journalist Dawit Isaac spends 46th birthday in prison (RSF)

Gabon

Editor arrested for not paying six-year-old fine (RSF)

Malawi

DPP publicity secretary attacks journalist over column (MISA)

Somalia

Thirty-one IFEX members and 25 other groups call on the President of Puntland to respect freedom of expression (NUSOJ)

Swaziland

RSF adresses letter to prime minister to denounce threats to columnists (RSF)

Tanzania

Government threatens to deregister two newspapers (MISA)

Uganda

Radio stations back on the air, operating licences still pending (HRNJ-Uganda)
+ CBS radio station allowed to resume broadcasting after year-long closure (RSF)

Zambia

Inspector General of Police accuses media of fuelling violence during by-elections (MISA)

President threatens journalists (MISA)

Zimbabwe

Accredited journalists denied coverage of the president (MISA)

Americas





Argentina

IAPA comes out against Argentine government involvement in newsprint production (IAPA)

Brazil

Journalist resigns during live broadcast of television show (ABRAJI)

Colombia

Journalist assaulted by police officers in Barranquilla (FLIP)

Journalist and indigenous activist assassinated (FLIP)

Ecuador

TV station team attacked by mob (Fundamedios)

Journalists verbally attacked during drivers' union meeting (Fundamedios)

Mexico

In newly released video, kidnapped lawyer makes questionable allegations about murders of two journalists (RSF)

IAPA urges IACHR to act on unpunished murder of Mexican newsman (IAPA)

Peru

Mayor's supporters assault journalists (IPYS)

United States

RSF calls for transparency following Wikileaks revelations (RSF)

Asia & Pacific



Pacific media freedom defenders join IFJ meeting in Samoa (IFJ)

Burma

Jailed blogger manages to send poems written in his cell (RSF)

Junta accused of slowing, cutting Internet services ahead of elections (Mizzima News)

Private publications instrumental in opposition political parties' election campaigns (Mizzima News)

Thirty-three IFEX members call for freedom of expression during historic elections (Mizzima News)

Burmese editor sentenced to 13 years in prison (CPJ)

China

Harassment and propaganda in the three weeks since the Nobel announcement (RSF)

Authorities refuse to register human rights lawyer as missing person (RSF)

Journalists prevented from reporting on protests (IFJ)

Malaysia

CIJ condemns intimidation of lawyer, blogger, news site (CIJ)

Unchanged media environment eyed in Malaysia's drop in world press freedom ranking (CIJ)

Maldives

Journalists attacked by riot police (IFJ)

Nepal

Journalists assaulted by police officials while covering festival celebrations (Freedom Forum)

TV journalist receives death threats following report on local administration (Freedom Forum)

Pakistan

Journalist flees country to avoid repercussions for his reporting (CPJ)

Philippines

Protect whistle-blowing soldier, victims' families and human rights defenders, says Human Rights Watch (Human Rights Watch)

Broadcaster threatened in southern Philippines (IFJ)
+ Broadcaster threatened over illegal gambling report (CMFR)

Government official threatens journalists, media excluded from public hearing (IFJ)
+ Broadcasters claim local official threatened them (CMFR)

Ampatuan trial update: Trial of multiple murder defendants begins (CMFR)

Sri Lanka

IPI attends trial against leading Sri Lankan opposition newspaper (IPI)

Vietnam

Ahead of Hanoi visit, Hillary Clinton urged to raise cases of imprisoned journalists and cyber-dissidents (RSF)

Popular woman blogger arrested over blog entry about senior party official (RSF)
+ Another blogger arrested in Vietnam crackdown (CPJ)

A wave of media suppression in Vietnam (CPJ)

Free peaceful bloggers and government critics (Human Rights Watch)

Europe & Central Asia





Azerbaijan

Joint letter calls for newspaper editor's release (RSF)

Mission report: Free expression under attack (ARTICLE 19)

France

IFJ denounces latest attack on protection of sources (IFJ)

Kyrgyzstan

Detained Uzbek journalist suffers stroke (WiPC)

Russia

Journalist on trial for slander receives numerous threats (CJES)

Serbia

IPI supports joint stand by Serbian journalist associations on media independence (IPI)

Tajikistan

Independent newspaper temporarily off the stands, may be facing censorship (CJES)

Turkey

Three prime suspects face life sentences (BIANET)

CNN Turk gets warning after broadcasting criticism (BIANET)

Uzbekistan

Two journalists found guilty of slander in separate cases (CJES)

Middle East & North Africa





Bahrain

Court holds mass hearing for human rights activists (ANHRI)
+ Two bloggers to go on trial tomorrow along with other detainees (RSF)

BCHR concerned over book ban (BCHR)

Egypt

Journalist and editor sentenced to one year in prison on libel charge (ANHRI)

Journalist sentenced to 15 years in prison (ANHRI)
+ Journalist gets 15-year jail sentence after illegal trial (RSF)

ANHRI issues fourth title in legal defence series for journalists (ANHRI)

Iran

Human rights crisis requires international scrutiny, Human Rights Watch says (Human Rights Watch)

Iraq

RSF calls for transparency following Wikileaks revelations (RSF)

Palestine

MADA calls for immediate release of journalist Mamdouh Hamamreh (MADA)

Tunisia

Website blocked soon after its launch (ANHRI)

ANHRI denounces ongoing police harassment of Tunisian League for Human Rights (ANHRI)

Yemen

Journalists increasingly feel the burden of preposterous charges, arbitrary arrests and physical attacks, says RSF (RSF)
+ Journalist disputes court's legality as trial opens (RSF)





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