IFEX Daily Digest for 17 July 2012
The proposed statute would create a blacklist of websites that ISPs would have to block and refuse to host.
Compiled by Erin Woycik
The report that journalist Paul Bacares is currently preparing highlights the ability of the armed groups to infiltrate the legal economy and their links to local politicians and other public figures.
Asia and Pacific
Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
Mam Sonando is the owner of the country's main politically independent radio station and a prominent critic of Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Bernardo Aguilar was accused in the March 2009 shooting of radio journalist Nilo Labares.
Europe and Central Asia
Compiled by Diane Partenio
Re-criminalization of libel is part of a raft of laws rammed through the Russian parliament from June through mid-July, setting out new, severe restrictions on the rights to free expression, assembly, and association.
Middle East and North Africa
Compiled by Khadija Mahi
The intense negotiations for their release involved the National Transitional Council, the prime minister and many tribal elders.
Libyan citizens and organisations were instructed that they may not hold or participate in a demonstration without prior permission from the ministry.
If convicted, Ra'if Badawi faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to US$800,000.
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