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13 March 2013

IFEX Digest | 29 November - 5 December 2010



International




WAZ-IFJ Prize for Courage in Journalism goes to team of Hungarian authors (IFJ)

Africa



ACHPR and APRM hold inaugural meeting on freedom of expression (ARTICLE 19)

Cameroon

Editors conditionally released (WiPC)

Côte d'Ivoire

RSF releases assessment of media's coverage of campaign for presidential election second round (RSF)

Democratic Republic of Congo

Two journalists detained for reporting prison escape (JED)

Guinea

Witnesses describe security force excesses (Human Rights Watch)

Senegal

Court convicts police officer for assaulting journalists (MFWA)

Uganda

Journalist under police harassment (HRNJ-Uganda)

Zambia

Opposition party supporters threaten to kill "Post" reporter (MISA)

Authorities threaten to revoke radio station's licence (MISA)

Zimbabwe

Shortwave radio sets seized in rural areas (RSF)

Editor arrested and released on bail, faces 20 years in prison (MISA)
+ Newspaper editor released on bail after 24 hours (RSF)
+ Journalists apply for referral to Supreme Cour (MISA)

Editors face arrest (MISA)

Media organisations and journalists petition prime minister over harassment, arrests of journalists (MISA)

"Standard" journalist released (MISA)
+ Authorities reluctantly release detained newspaper reporter (RSF)

Americas





Argentina

Shots fired at Radio FM Cerrillos in Salta (FOPEA)
+ Shooting attack on Salta radio station (RSF)

Brazil

One journalist wounded, fugitive murderer of TV Globo reporter Tim Lopes arrested in Rio military operation (RSF)

Colombia

Álvaro Uribe settles scores with the press on air as new cases are filed against the ex-head of state linked to "Dasgate" (RSF)

IAPA fears Panama's asylum agreement could increase impunity in Colombia's press freedom violations (IAPA)

IFJ backs call for media law reform (IFJ)

Ecuador

Journalist accused of terrorism assaulted a second time (Fundamedios)

Journalists receive death threats (Fundamedios)

Public prosecutor initiates investigation of columnist (Fundamedios)

Guatemala

Journalist threatened for publishing article on arms theft (CERIGUA)

Mexico

IAPA calls for renewed efforts in investigation into murder of journalist (IAPA)

Trinidad and Tobago

Talk show host on public broadcaster taken off his programme (IPI)

United States

IFJ condemns "desperate and dangerous" backlash over WikiLeaks (IFJ)
+ Wikileaks and the US Embassy Cables (ARTICLE 19)
+ Wikileaks hounded? (RSF)
+ IAPA warns attacks on Wikileaks could degenerate into harsh Internet restrictions (IAPA)
+ Media Alliance condemns WikiLeaks backlash (Media Alliance)
+ Reporters Without Borders to host WikiLeaks mirror site (RSF)

Asia & Pacific





Malaysia

Plans for cyber sedition law bode ill for free expression, says CIJ (CIJ)

Nepal

Online journalist attacked after receiving e-mail threats (CEHURDES)
+ Continued threats to journalist Rayamajhi (Freedom Forum)
+ CPJ concerned by threats reported by Nepalese journalist (CPJ)

Local radio station looted (Freedom Forum)

Pakistan

Senior journalist attacked for his reporting (PPF)

Philippines

IFJ receives new information about shooting (IFJ)

IFJ demands arrests for latest shooting (IFJ)

SEAPA's statement on the first anniversary of the Ampatuan massacre (SEAPA)

Tonga

Former broadcaster's victory at the polls offers new momentum to media freedom in Pacific, says PFF (PFF)
+ IFJ welcomes Tonga leadership's endorsement of press freedom (IFJ)

Europe & Central Asia





Armenia

Imprisoned activist and editor attacked, placed in strict-regime jail (CPJ)
+ Jailed newspaper editor reportedly beaten and placed in solitary confinement (WiPC)

Kazakhstan

OSCE commitments remain unfulfilled, ARTICLE 19 and Adil Soz note (ARTICLE 19)
+ OSCE must put Kazakh press freedom on summit agenda, says CPJ (CPJ)

Macedonia

Premises of A1 TV headquarters allegedly blocked by police in Skopje (IPI)

Turkey

Prosecutor sues reporter over contents of recently published book (BIANET)
+ Trial of "Cumhuriyet" newspaper columnist begins (BIANET)

Journalist jailed after attending symposium organised by outlawed political party (BIANET)

Students receive 15-month suspended prison sentences; case of detained protesters goes to trial (BIANET)

Middle East & North Africa





Bahrain

Four activists on trial for holding up pictures of detainees (BCHR)

Authorities block opposition leader's Facebook page (BCHR)

Egypt

Military court sentences blogger to six months in prison (RSF)

Elections marred as journalists arrested and harassed on voting day (Human Rights Watch)
+ Media prevented from covering fraud during first round of parliamentary elections (RSF)

Iran

Lawyer remains in solitary confinement in Evin Prison, fears mount for her safety (WiPC)
+ A race against death for Nasrin Sotoudeh (RSF)

Press groups protest against arrest of German journalists in Iran (WAN-IFRA)

Iraq

News media targeted by Al-Qaeda and other terror groups (RSF)

Tunisia

International body should press Tunisia to end harassment of judges (Human Rights Watch)

Awards


WAZ-IFJ Prize for Courage in Journalism goes to team of Hungarian authors (IFJ)





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