Alerts - 2007

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28 September 2007 | Venezuela

Attack on "Panorama" newspaper attributed to Chávez opponents by congressmen and Maracaibo mayor

(IAPA/IFEX) - The following is a 26 September 2007 IAPA press release:
28 September 2007 | The Gambia

Case against journalists suspended

(MFWA/IFEX) - The proceedings against Malick Jones, a principal producer with the state-owned Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS), and Mam Sait Ceesay, a former editor of the pro-government "Daily Observer" newspaper, were suspended on 26 September 2007. The decision followed defence counsel Antouman Gaye's submission that the case was filed without a fiat of the Attorney General as required by law.
28 September 2007 | Haiti

President lends support to independent investigative committee, pledges justice in murders of journalists

(CPJ/IFEX) - The following is a 27 September 2007 CPJ press release:
28 September 2007 | Portugal

New law threatens "integrity of journalism"

(IFJ/IFEX) - The following is a 25 September 2007 press release of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), an IFJ regional group:
28 September 2007 | Nepal

CEHURDES condemns disruption in newspaper group's operations by Maoist-affiliated union

(CEHURDES/IFEX) - CEHURDES, a Kathmandu-based freedom of expression monitoring group, condemns the disruption in Kantipur Publication group's newspapers by Maoist-affiliated trade union.
28 September 2007 | Sri Lanka

Four journalists sent on compulsory leave by state-owned TV network

(FMM/IFEX) - Four journalists with the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC), the state-owned national television network, were sent on compulsory leave with immediate effect on 26 September 2007. Among those affected is the president of the Producers' Union, the trade union of the SLRC. The journalists have been singled out for urging in a letter to management that all action taken by the authorities which impinges on the professional integrity of employees be stopped forthwith.
28 September 2007 | Iraq

CPJ expresses support for Refugee Crisis in Iraq Act to aid journalists targeted for work with US-linked media outlets

(CPJ/IFEX) - The following is a 27 September 2007 CPJ letter to US Senators Kennedy and Smith and 12 other US legislators:
28 September 2007 | Burma

Internet access reportedly "cut" in Burma; journalist beaten, arrested

(SEAPA/IFEX) - The main link to the Internet in Burma -- the main medium that has allowed the world access to images and reports about the violence and political crisis gripping the country -- has been severely compromised, wire news agency Agence France Presse (AFP) is reporting.
28 September 2007 | Egypt

Independent editor to be tried in emergency security court; four journalists sentenced to jail for libel

(CPJ/IFEX) - The following is a 27 September 2007 CPJ press release:

Fresh death threat to journalist on sixth anniversary of Martin O'Hagan's murder

(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders joins journalists in Northern Ireland in condemning a fresh paramilitary death threat made against a leading Belfast journalist - exactly six years after the unsolved murder of the investigative reporter, Martin O'Hagan.
28 September 2007 | Burma

Soldiers raid foreign journalists' hotels, shut down newspapers

(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association (BMA) have condemned new attempts by Burma's military rulers to exert pressure on foreign journalists and the Burmese media.
28 September 2007 | Burma

German photographer reportedly among shooting victims; death of Japanese journalist confirmed

(IFJ/IFEX) - The following is a 27 September 2007 IFJ media release:
28 September 2007 | Philippines

Peaceful critics banned from entering country, blacklisted by government

(HRW/IFEX) - The following is a Human Rights Watch press release:
28 September 2007 | International

"Journalisme malade, danger pour la démocratie en Europe, déclare la FIJ

(FIJ/IFEX) - Ci-dessous, un communiqué de presse de la Fédération européenne des journalistes, (FEJ), groupe régional de la FIJ, daté du 27 septembre 2007:
28 September 2007 | International

"Sick journalism" a danger for democracy in Europe, warns IFJ

(IFJ/IFEX) - The following is a 27 September 2007 press release of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), an IFJ regional group:
28 September 2007 | Niger

Prosecutor brings "inconsistent and absurd" indictment against Moussa Kaka

(RSF/IFEX) - A detailed indictment used to charge leading journalist Moussa Kaka on 26 September 2007 with "complicity in a conspiracy against state authority" was "inconsistent and absurd," Reporters Without Borders said. The manager of privately-owned Radio Saraouniya and correspondent of Radio France Internationale and Reporters Without Borders, Kaka was arrested on 20 September.
27 September 2007 | Serbia

Journalists prevented from attending press conferences

(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders has condemned local authorities in the region of the southern city of Novi Pazar for drawing up a blacklist of undesirable journalists ahead of press conferences.
27 September 2007 | Azerbaijan

Correspondent for opposition newspaper seized, beaten and imprisoned, his family persecuted

(CPJ/IFEX) - The following is a CPJ letter to Azeri President Ilham Aliyev:
27 September 2007 | The Gambia

IFJ fears detained journalist killed

(IFJ/IFEX) - The following is a 26 September 2007 IFJ media release:

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