Alerts - 2011
The press censorship policy has been relaxed in accordance with the new Constitution although news and articles about politics and business will still be subject to the censorship board's approval.
Citing diplomatic sources, Reuters said correspondent Suleiman al-Khalidi, a Jordanian national, had been detained in Damascus.
Workers at the Artes Gráficas Rioplatenses printing and distribution plant kept the edition of "Clarín" from being distributed for 12 hours, effectively preventing the newspaper from reaching its readers.
CJFE condemns the violation of imprisoned journalist Bahman Ahmadi Amouyi's right to visitors, specifically those by his wife, journalist Jila Baniyaghoub.
The group included David Torres, of Gama TV, Washington Benalcázar, a correspondent for the newspaper "El Comercio Imbabura"; Christian Tinajero, of Ecuavisa TV station; and Enrique Portilla of RTS.
National police apprehended Pedro López, a Radio Progeso correspondent, while he was covering a take-over of a road in the community of Triunfo.
"In an environment where the professional and personal lives of those in the media can often be closely linked to the communities they cover, it's important that journalists are able to work without concerns for their safety," says PFF.
Antonio Medrano received a phone call from an unidentified person who threatened to kill him, saying he would have to "face the consequences" for an article he published about constant complaints from Provincial Transportation Council users.
A CNN crew was detained at the home of Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR).
In 2009, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal filed a complaint against journalist Ahmed Hosni Wadee in connection with an article published in "elShorouk" newspaper.
Ross Dunkley was released on US$11,780 bail because he required treatment for a heart condition, news reports said.
Sabah al-Bazi and Muammar Khadir Abdelwahad were covering a meeting taking place at the Salahadin provincial council's headquarters.
Journalists seeking to travel to the scene of a purported armed encounter have been repeatedly blocked and assaulted, reportedly with the sanction of the police.
Wael Ladki was participating in the protest when he was assaulted by members of the Union of Lebanese Democratic Youth.
"Paroles" editor Jean-Marie Tchatchouang was convicted of defamation, and given a six-month suspended prison sentence and a fine.
Kanungu town councillor Emmy Magezi Byarugaba was reportedly angered by media reports on his court case and the fact that photojournalist Patson Baraire was photographing him without permission.
Quds Radio correspondent Mohammed Abdul Nabi was detained and assaulted by police officers while covering a story at a hospital.
Abdi Mohammed Ismail and Abdirashid Omar Qase were arrested upon their arrival at security agency headquarters in Mogadishu and were denied access to food, legal representation, and family.
The provisional conclusion that the security forces did not fire the shot that killed Hiro Muramoto betrays a reluctance to shed light on the circumstances of his death and identify those responsible, RSF said.
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Aleksandr Lomashkin was arrested for insulting a customs officer and sentenced to three days in prison; Ales Asiptsu was arrested for for allegedly "urinating in a public place."