IFEX This Week for 18 July 2012

Journalists leave a road leading to the national security building after access to the area was blocked in Damascus on 18 July 2012
13 July 2012 | Syria

As fighting escalates, citizen journalists bear heavy cost

As violence escalates, at least two journalists have been killed in the capital region in the past month.

Compiled by Diane Partenio

13 July 2012 | Ethiopia

Eskinder Nega sentenced to 18 years in jail

Five other journalists were sentenced in absentia on terrorism charges and were given sentences ranging from 15 years to life imprisonment.

Compiled by Erin Woycik

17 July 2012 | Venezuela

Abuse of power under Chávez takes toll on media freedom

The report documents how the accumulation of power in the executive and the erosion of human rights protections have allowed the Chávez government to intimidate, censor, and prosecute critics and perceived opponents.

Asia and Pacific
Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras

13 July 2012 | Maldives

At least four journalists attacked in protests

Journalists have been attacked by protesters and police during demonstrations calling for President Mohamed Waheed Hassan to hold elections.

Europe and Central Asia
Compiled by Diane Partenio

17 July 2012 | Russia

Internet law: a good bad example of Russia's backsliding

The proposed statute would create a blacklist of websites that ISPs would have to block and refuse to host.

Middle East and North Africa
Compiled by Khadija Mahi

17 July 2012 | Libya

Two TV journalists freed after negotiations

The intense negotiations for their release involved the National Transitional Council, the prime minister and many tribal elders.

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