Alerts - 2011
A two-member TV crew was filming the construction of a local cultural center when four individuals approached and started beating them.
CPJ condemns the ongoing imprisonment of journalist Makhmadyusuf Ismoilov and is dismayed by prosecutors' call for a hefty prison term on defamation and other charges.
30 September 2011 | Egypt
Some 25 plainclothes police entered the new office of Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr, roughed up staff members and detained journalist Mohamed Suleiman.
30 September 2011 | Spain
The plaintiff invoked the repressive 1966 Press Law, a relic from the Franco dictatorship.
Mohamed Al-Aradi and Zuhair Aoun Al-Shama'a are to be tried for covering an authorised demonstration and for "inciting hatred of the government by posting photos on the Internet."
RSF condemns elements of the accord that have the effect of banning censorship circumvention resources that are indispensable tools for ensuring the flow of news and information in countries such as Iran and China.
President Rafael Correa announced that the newspaper may face legal action for having published a letter written by a member of parliament for the Madera de Guerrero movement.
IAPA laments the absence of solidarity of Latin American governments with the Cuban people.
John Kinkendu was severely beaten and had his camera confiscated by a group of youths while covering an opposition rally that was dispersed by police.
Arrested while filming a street protest shortly after President Ahmadinedjad's disputed re-election in June 2009, Chari Mohammad Moradof has been sentenced to 21 years in prison on charges of spying and anti-government propaganda.
Félix Zalé, Ahmet Bachir Ndiáye and Mamadou Diowere were accused of "discrediting the police" in a front-page story that accused them of using violence to quell a demonstration.
Tran Duc Thach and Nguyen Van Tinh were included in an amnesty celebrating Vietnamese National Day.
29 September 2011 | Sudan
Despite President Omar al-Bashir's announcement more than a month ago that he would release all imprisoned journalists, Abdelrahman Adam, a Radio Dabanga journalist detained since 30 October 2010, has not been freed.
WiPC supported a trial observation mission to the country for the verdict, in partnership with IFEX, and calls for the immediate and unconditional release of all those currently detained for the peaceful exercise of their opinions.
28 September 2011 | China
After Ji Xuguang published a story about a civil servant charged with imprisoning six women, the journalist said he was threatened and interrogated by two unidentified men.
28 September 2011 | China
Press visas are hard to get and, when journalists lack them, the authorities often use this as grounds for preventing them from working in this sensitive border area, said RSF.
Samuel Kajumba has been harassed since discussing on his show the manner in which the army arrested an alleged deserter.
The video was banned just days after Prime Minister Najib Razak promised renewed efforts toward creating a more democratic and liberal Malaysia.
Segundo Alvines and Braulio Rojas received the threats after reporting on corruption allegations involving the municipality of Bagua.
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One of the threatening text messages received by Joseph Mwale said, "How dare you shame our next president? . . . We will make you a villain because you will soon die."