REGIONS:

13 March 2013

Recueil de l'IFEX | 15 - 21 août 2011





Africa





Angola

Immigration authorities deny entry to Mozambican journalists, SADC activists (CPJ)
+ Angola urged to stop blocking activists at SADC summit (Human Rights Watch)

Côte d'Ivoire

State television resumes operation (MFWA)

Democratic Republic of Congo

Community radio director released after four days in custody (JED)

Guinea

Freelance journalist held incommunicado in military camp (MFWA)

Liberia

Journalists harassed by party supporters (CEMESP)

Malawi

Police urged to use restraint in upcoming protests (Human Rights Watch)

Sudan

Censorship, prosecutions and extended detention signal steady decline in media freedom (RSF)

Censure, poursuites judiciaires et maintiens en détention : la lente détérioration de la liberté de la presse (RSF)

The Gambia

Authorities censor Taranga FM again (MFWA)
+ Intelligence agency threatens to close radio station (CPJ)

Togo

Police clamp down on demonstrators (MFWA)

Zimbabwe

SADC urged to reprehend Mugabe over surge in press freedom violations (RSF)

Police search for "Zimbabwe Independent" journalists (MISA)
+ Rainbow Tourism Group tries to silence "The Sunday Mail" (MISA)

Americas





Brazil

Judiciary decides to keep murder investigation confidential (ABRAJI)

Chile

Citizen activism challenges protected media oligopoly, concludes RSF (RSF)

Ecuador

Journalist sentenced to five years in prison in slander case (Fundamedios)

Journalist previously sentenced to time in prison for slander faces new lawsuit (Fundamedios)

Nicaragua

Reporter and her family receive death threats in polarised pre-election climate (RSF)

Peru

Journalist assaulted by mayor and his bodyguards (IPYS)

Venezuela

Newspaper reporter beaten, briefly detained (IPYS-Venezuela)

Radio journalist kidnapped briefly, robbed (IPYS-Venezuela)

Asia & Pacific





Australia

PFF mourns media workers' deaths in helicopter crash (PFF)
+ IFJ joins Australian journalists in mourning loss of news crew (IFJ)
+ Australian journalists' union mourns loss of ABC news crew (Media Alliance)

Cambodia

Authorities conduct mass detention of forest activists in Phnom Penh (CCHR)

Suspension of prominent land rights NGO confirms civil society fears over forthcoming NGO law (CCHR)
+ NGOs advised by ministry to "readjust" their work (CCHR)

CCHR Fundamental Freedoms Fact Sheet: freedom of expression and the distribution of leaflets (CCHR)

China

Authorities should allow open reporting of environmental threat, says CPJ (CPJ)
+ Shallow victory for China's journalists, protesters (CPJ)

Fiji

Union members arrested for trying to publicly discuss new decree (PFF)
+ IFJ supports citizens' calls for press freedom (IFJ)
+ PFF condemns unionist arrests, detentions (PFF)

Hong Kong (China)

Police accuse reporters of attempting to "burglarise" Chief Executive's office (HKJA)
+ IFJ questions arbitrary detention of journalists (IFJ)

India

Right to Information campaigner shot dead (RSF)

Indonesia

Military documents reveal unlawful spying in Papua; Human Rights Watch calls for free expression rights to be upheld (Human Rights Watch)

Malaysia

CIJ expresses concern over Home Ministry's reaction to newspaper's error (CIJ)

Prime minister urged to repeal PPPA and work to regain public trust in media (CIJ)

Nepal

Journalist receives death threat from police officer (Freedom Forum)

Youth Association Nepal chairman threatens to shut newspaper and jail its editor (Freedom Forum)
+ Constant threats make media situation precarious (Freedom Forum)

Journalist attacked after reporting on domestic violence incident (FNJ)
+ Journalist assaulted, in critical condition (CPJ)
+ Brutal attack on journalist (Freedom Forum)

RSF notes sharp fall in journalists' ability to work freely (RSF)

Pakistan

IFJ condemns killing of journalist in Balochistan (IFJ)
+ Journalist gunned down, another still missing (CPJ)
+ Armed group kills Balochi journalist (RSF)

Journalist abducted in North Waziristan (CPJ)
+ IFJ urges swift action to locate abducted journalist (IFJ)

Un journaliste baloutche abattu par un groupe armé (RSF)

Thailand

Abuse of lèse majesté law continues (RSF)

L'instrumentalisation du crime de lèse-majesté persiste (RSF)

Vietnam

Human Rights Watch calls on authorities to free peaceful land rights activists (Human Rights Watch)

Internet writer sentenced (WiPC)

Europe & Central Asia





Kyrgyzstan

Independent journalist brutally attacked (CPJ)

Tajikistan

BBC journalist goes on trial in Tajikistan (CPJ)

Ukraine

Trial of Gongadze murder suspect should be open to public, says CPJ (CPJ)

United Kingdom

Government urged not to undermine news media (CPJ)

BlackBerry cooperation with police sparks concern over targeting of social networks (RSF)
+ Shutting down social networks won't solve social unrest, says ARTICLE 19 (ARTICLE 19)

Middle East & North Africa





Bahrain

Detained activists await trial, concerns over their well-being (BCHR)

Egypt

Youth leader, protesters charged with "insulting the military" (Human Rights Watch)
+ EOHR calls for end to referral of civilians to military courts (EOHR)

ANHRI calls for end to military trials for civilians (ANHRI)
+ Leading female blogger could be tried by court martial over Tweet (RSF)

Blogueuse, accusée de diffamation pour un tweet, pourrait être jugée en cour martial (RSF)

Iraq

Editor released after 16 months in prison (RSF)

Israel

Israel extends Al-Jazeera journalist's detention; no charges filed (CPJ)
+ IFJ joins call for release of Palestinian journalists (IFJ)
+ Authorities must grant Samer Allawi the right to due process, says CPJ (CPJ)
+ Palestinian journalist detained without charge or trial (ARTICLE 19)
+ Authorities extend journalist's arrest order for the fifth time (MADA)
+ Charge or release Al Jazeera bureau chief (Human Rights Watch)

Al Jazeera journalist detained by Israel (CPJ)

Libya

Details of protesters' execution come to light (Human Rights Watch)
+ ANHRI recalls history of freedom of expression violations, in light of imminent ousting of dictator (ANHRI)
+ Authorities urged to surrender Saif al-Islam Gaddafi to ICC (Human Rights Watch)

Oman

Newspaper threatened with closure for exposing judiciary corruption (CPJ)
+ Judiciary attempts to silence newspaper before trial (CPJ)

Palestine

Journalist detained; TV programme suspended (MADA)

Israel extends Al-Jazeera journalist's detention; no charges filed (CPJ)
+ IFJ joins call for release of Palestinian journalists (IFJ)
+ Authorities must grant Samer Allawi the right to due process, says CPJ (CPJ)
+ Palestinian journalist detained without charge or trial (ARTICLE 19)
+ Authorities extend journalist's arrest order for the fifth time (MADA)
+ Charge or release Al Jazeera bureau chief (Human Rights Watch)

Saudi Arabia

ANHRI condemns blocking of Radio Netherlands Wordwide Arabic website (ANHRI)

Syria

Journalists, bloggers arrested and beaten as information war continues (RSF)

Arab League urged to hold emergency meeting on Syria (Human Rights Watch)

International community must step up pressure on Al-Assad's regime (RSF)

La communauté internationale doit accentuer les pressions contre le régime Al-Assad (RSF)

Tunisia

ANHRI condemns use of violence against peaceful protesters (ANHRI)

Court upholds order requiring filtering of porn sites (RSF)





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