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13 March 2013

IFEX Digest | 6 - 12 December 2010



International




Human Rights Day 2010: Freedom to speak out essential for human rights defenders (ARTICLE 19)

WPFC's annual global survey of insult laws: steps forward/steps back (WPFC)

Africa





Côte d'Ivoire

Broadcasting regulator suspends local transmission of international news stations (RSF)
+ Election in dispute, Ivory Coast bans news broadcasts (CPJ)
+ Ivorian media fuel anti-French hostility (RSF)
+ Media regulator bans foreign media from covering political crises (MFWA)

Malawi

ZBS online editor freed (MISA)

Uganda

Anglican bishop assaults photojournalist (HRNJ-Uganda)

Zambia

Information minister must refrain from statutory regulation, says IPI (IPI)

Zimbabwe

Journalist harassed (MISA)

Americas





Argentina

Two radio stations off the air following robbery, vandalism (FOPEA)

Brazil

Convicted trafficker alleged to have ordered journalist's murder from inside prison (RSF)

Ecuador

Journalist kidnapped, threatened with death (Fundamedios)
+ IAPA requests investigation into abduction of reporter from "El Universo" (IAPA)
+ Ecuadoran sports reporter beaten, threatened (CPJ)

Confusing incident ends with incarceration of government employees thought to be journalists (Fundamedios)

El Salvador

ARTICLE 19 applauds adoption of Access to Public Information Law (ARTICLE 19)

Mexico

Border editors, publishers, reporters agree to combat violence, impunity in Mexico (IAPA)
+ Editors and publishers of newspapers on US-Mexico border seek to halt violence against journalists (IAPA)

United States

Border editors, publishers, reporters agree to combat violence, impunity in Mexico (IAPA)
+ Editors and publishers of newspapers on US-Mexico border seek to halt violence against journalists (IAPA)

Wikileaks hounded? (RSF)

IAPA warns attacks on Wikileaks could degenerate into harsh Internet restrictions (IAPA)

Venezuela

Sentence against journalist annulled (IPYS-Venezuela)

Banking authorities approve dissolution of Globovisión shareholding company (IPYS-Venezuela)
+ State acquires 20% share in only critical TV station, other threats to free expression (RSF)
+ IAPA warns of Venezuela's Chávez carrying out threat to Globovisión (IAPA)

Asia & Pacific





Burma

Military authorities ban artists for backing Suu Kyi, satirising government officials (Mizzima News)

Cambodia

CPJ urges Cambodia to ensure release of Japanese photographer (CPJ)

China

IFJ Press Freedom in China Campaign Bulletin - December 2010 (IFJ)

India

IFJ condemns criminal charges against magazine reporter (IFJ)
+ Police should drop charges against "Tehelka" reporter (CPJ)

Nepal

Journalist gets death threat from civil servant (Freedom Forum)

Maoist supporter issues death threat against journalist (Freedom Forum)

Pakistan

Two journalists dead, one injured in twin suicide blasts (PPF)
+ Two journalists killed near Pakistan-Afghanistan border (CPJ)
+ Two reporters killed in Taliban suicide bombing (RSF)
+ IFJ mourns two journalists killed in Pakistan attack (IFJ)
+ Three journalists killed in Pakistan (IPI)

IFJ condemns "cold-blooded" murder of journalist (IFJ)
+ Pakistani journalist gunned down at his home in Sindh (CPJ)

Sri Lanka

Reporters covering attack on opposition politician assaulted (FMM)
+ Journalists injured in attack on political leader in Sri Lanka (IFJ)

Europe & Central Asia





Armenia

Jailed newspaper editor reportedly beaten and placed in solitary confinement (WiPC)

Azerbaijan

Council of Europe Committee calls on government to release Eynulla Fatullayev (IRFS)

Fatullayev's fate lies with the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers, says ARTICLE 19 (ARTICLE 19)

France

Ahead of Assad's visit to France, RSF urges Sarkozy to address free expression situation in Syria (RSF)

Russia

CPJ calls for clear information on progress in solving Togliatti murders (CPJ)

Turkey

Former women's magazine editor arrested, faces 21 years in prison (BIANET)

IPA Freedom to Publish Prize winner Irfan Sanci acquitted (IPA)

Death threat against Kurdish politician Miroglu (BIANET)

United Kingdom

Call for judicial impartiality after Julian Assange's arrest (RSF)

Middle East & North Africa





Bahrain

BCHR president detained at airport, his equipment searched (BCHR)
+ End harassment of prominent rights defender (Human Rights Watch)

Hillary Clinton urged to press for release of detained netizens during visit (RSF)

CPJ concerned about trial of Bahrain bloggers (CPJ)

Egypt

Television station ordered to stop broadcasting; complaint filed against another station (ANHRI)

Preliminary indicators of electronic news sites performance during parliamentary elections (ANHRI)

Iran

Talks on nuclear programme cannot ignore terrible situation of human rights and free speech, according to RSF (RSF)

Four journalists arrested; dozens deteriorating in prison (CPJ)
+ Four new arrests in Tehran amid complicit silence from international community (RSF)

Libya

CPJ alarmed by news agency's decision to shut down operation in Libya (CPJ)

Palestine

On the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, MADA calls for respect for freedom of expression (MADA)

Free suspected blogger (Human Rights Watch)

MADA holds workshop about freedom of expression in Nablus (MADA)

Saudi Arabia

News website blocked after posting story on WikiLeaks documents (ANHRI)

University professor held over Internet article about royal family (RSF)
+ CPJ calls for the immediate release of Saudi editor and academic (CPJ)
+ ANHRI denounces detention of journalist over opinion piece (ANHRI)

Syria

Ahead of Assad's visit to France, RSF urges Sarkozy to address free expression situation in Syria (RSF)

Tunisia

Authorities urged to drop charges against Mouldi Zouabi (CPJ)

Lebanese newspaper's website blocked after publishing WikiLeaks documents (ANHRI)
+ After running leaked cables, websites face harassment (CPJ)

Yemen

Opposition newspaper banned (ANHRI)





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