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13 March 2013

IFEX Digest | 1 - 7 November 2010



International




Citizen Lab develops Internet initiative to shed light on RIM's concessions to governments (RSF)

Africa





Angola

Letter to interior minister about violence against journalists (RSF)

Botswana

Freelance photojournalist arrested, detained (MISA)

Côte d'Ivoire

Second week of election campaign media monitoring, state radio and TV bias continues (RSF)

Media monitoring shows disturbing excesses by privately-owned newspapers (RSF)

Gabon

Managing editor released from prison (RSF)

Liberia

Newspaper faces US$5 million lawsuit (CEMESP)

Malawi

Publication and circulation of newspaper banned by National Archives (MISA)
+ Government bans weekly tabloid (CPJ)

Somalia

Radio journalist wounded in shooting (NUSOJ)

NUSOJ makes submission to UN Universal Periodic Review (NUSOJ)

Sudan

Two journalists arrested in the past week (RSF)
+ IFJ alarmed by setbacks for press freedom in the Middle East (IFJ)
+ Journalists detained, fears for safety (WiPC)

Radio station's Khartoum office raided and shut down, 13 staff members arrested (ANHRI)

Human Rights Watch calls for end to continuing repression of Darfur activists (Human Rights Watch)

Uganda

Voice of Kigezi radio staff instigate violence against "New Vision" journalist (HRNJ-Uganda)

Court dismisses case against politician who assaulted photojournalist (HRNJ-Uganda)

Keep election campaign free of abuses, stop intimidation of media, Human Rights Watch urges (Human Rights Watch)

Zambia

Journalists to seek accreditation to enter polling and tallying centers (MISA)

Zimbabwe

Two journalists arrested (MISA)

Americas



Emilio Estefan joins IAPA in anti-impunity campaign (IAPA)
+ IAPA repeats international call for entries in song contest (IAPA)
+ Artistic talent shines in anti-impunity song contest (IAPA)

Brazil

Shots fired at television station headquarters (IPYS)

Newspaper owner killed in Paraíba do Sul (ABRAJI)
+ IAPA outraged at another murder of a journalist in Brazil (IAPA)
+ Newspaper editor becomes third journalist to be murdered in two weeks (RSF)

Colombia

US Congress and Obama administration urged to examine dark side of Uribe years (RSF)

Honduras

Serious situation of freedom of expression in Honduras (AMARC)

Thirty-eight IFEX members make recommendations to improve freedom of expression at Honduras's UPR (ARTICLE 19)

Mexico

Community radio journalist sentenced to two years in prison (AMARC)
+ Community radio representative's jail sentence incompatible with claims to be protecting journalists (RSF)

Journalist receives death threat after writing article on drug trafficking (ARTICLE 19)

Peru

Blogger given unprecedented maximum sentence (IPYS)

United States

US Congress and Obama administration urged to examine dark side of Uribe years (RSF)

Venezuela

Journalist briefly detained by police (IPYS-Venezuela)

Asia & Pacific





Afghanistan

Pretext for radio journalist's arrest concocted by NDS and Kapisa politicians (RSF)

Burma

Military moves to seal off country for 7 November election (RSF)
+ Restrictions tighten ahead of November 7 elections (Human Rights Watch)
+ Elections without free expression (ARTICLE 19)
+ Countdown to a farcical election in Burma (SEAPA)

Cambodia

Cambodian court reduces detained journalist's prison term (SEAPA)

China

Beijing Security Bureau confiscates magazine (IFJ)

India

Manipur journalists shut down newspapers to protest threats from armed groups (IFJ)

Malaysia

Cartoonist Zunar goes to court to challenge ban on his books (RSF)

Nepal

Journalist gets death threat from leader of revolutionary group (Freedom Forum)

Pakistan

CJFE concerned by reports of Canadian journalist Khadija Abdul Qahaar's death (CJFE)

Journalists attacked, mistreated by security personnel (IFJ)

Philippines

Journalists threatened during election coverage (IFJ)
+ Reporter warned of possible threat (CMFR)

Mindanao massacre survivor reports intimidation (IFJ)
+ Reporter fears his being monitored could be connected to massacre (CMFR)

Singapore

British author convicted of contempt in Singapore court (SEAPA)
+ Drop charges against author who raised rights concerns (Human Rights Watch)
+ Singapore need not fear loosening censorship (Index on Censorship)

A statement by British journalist Alan Shadrake (RSF)

Vietnam

Another blogger arrested in Vietnam crackdown (CPJ)

Europe & Central Asia





Russia

"Novaya Gazeta" receives warning from registration authority (GDF)

Crackdown on right to assembly is unconstitutional (ARTICLE 19)

Turkey

TV station faces crippling fine (BIANET)

Authorities urged to ensure YouTube stays unblocked (RSF)

Kurdish politician who praised PKK leader sentenced to 20 months in jail (BIANET)

Risvanoglu case proceeds (BIANET)

Ukraine

Parliament must adopt crucial law on access to public information without delay (ARTICLE 19)

Middle East & North Africa





Algeria

"Freed" dissident kept in near-isolation (Human Rights Watch)

Bahrain

Detained human rights activists allege mistreatment at opening of trial (RSF)
+ BCHR expresses concern over continuation of torture and ill-treatment of detainees in "Terrorism Network" case (BCHR)
+ Hillary Clinton urged to press for release of detained netizens during visit (RSF)
+ CPJ concerned about trial of Bahrain bloggers (CPJ)

Egypt

Blogger finds himself unemployed for "being absent from work without an excuse" during time he was in prison (ANHRI)

Opposition supporters arrested while distributing election flyers (ANHRI)
+ Authorities detain reform advocates and spy on them (ANHRI)

Journalist acquitted (ANHRI)

Iran

IFJ condemns arrest of journalists' union leader (IFJ)

Iraq

TV station's closure may be linked to critical programming (CPJ)

Al-Baghdadia TV station's offices closed, two employees arrested (RSF)

Journalists under threat (Human Rights Watch)

Morocco

Authorities suspend Al-Jazeera operations indefinitely (CPJ)
+ Authorities suspend Al Jazeera: A cruel decision, a blow to media freedom, ANHRI says (ANHRI)

Palestine

Response to the governmental media office in Gaza statement which accused MADA of "slander and double standard" (MADA)

Syria

Jailed rights defender assaulted, punished in prison (Human Rights Watch)
+ Lawyer and writer attacked; fears for safety (WiPC)

Tunisia

IFEX-TMG calls on judges associations worldwide to support persecuted independent judges in Tunisia (IFEX-TMG)
+ International body should press Tunisia to end harassment of judges (Human Rights Watch)

Yemen

Journalist detained; fears for safety (WiPC)





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