IFEX Daily Digest for 18 July 2012
Authorities were urged to end the crackdown immediately, and release all activists detained for exercising their rights to free expression.
Compiled by Diane Partenio
MISA says the one-month suspension of Thulani Thwala, Alec Lushaba and Nala Nkabindze was intended to suppress critical voices inside the country.
Compiled by Erin Woycik
Radio Morena’s representatives say it was the victim of politically motivated “persecution”. The National Telecommunications Secretariat (SENATEL) insists the station was closed down simply because it failed to pay for its frequency concession in time.
Asia and Pacific
Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
The decision to move Lu Fumin from his position may be linked to his re-publishing of an article detailing the political origins of several politburo members.
The five bloggers suffered cuts from broken glass after the assailants smashed the window of their vehicle.
Middle East and North Africa
Compiled by Khadija Mahi
Israeli security services insisted that four Palestinian journalists undergo degrading strip searches before covering the visit by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Jerusalem.
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