IFEX Daily Digest for 20 July 2012
Yale's acceptance of Singaporean restrictions on basic rights at the new Yale - National University of Singapore campus shows a disturbing disregard for free speech, says Human Rights Watch.
Compiled by Erin Woycik
André Caramante has been receiving threats from former São Paulo military police commander Adriano Lopes Lucinda Telhada and his supporters ever since Caramante wrote a column criticising the hate-mongering and obsession with security on Telhada’s Facebook page.
Asia and Pacific
Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
The organisation expressed disappointment at the delayed and minor punishment given to the perpetrator of an assault on a radio journalist.
Europe and Central Asia
Compiled by Diane Partenio
Stefica Galic was beaten and her family has been threatened because of a documentary about her late husband, who helped save citizens' lives during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Alexander Khodzinsky was known for his vocal criticism of a local construction project, raising suspicions his death is directly related to his reporting.
The five journalists have spent 18 months behind bars on terrorism-related charges.
The 12 July raid of opposition broadcaster TVi's offices and the interruption of its programming is yet another violation of the station's freedom of expression.
Middle East and North Africa
Compiled by Khadija Mahi
The president of Akhbar El-Youm Academy, Ahmed Zaki Badr, fired six employees for having participated in a demonstration calling for his dismissal.
Photographers Muhamed El-Habsi, Abdullah-El-Erimiand Abdul-bin-Salem El-Siabi were sentenced to one year imprisonment for insulting the Sultan and violating the information law.
A member of the Local Coordination Committee in Homs, Salim Qabbani has made regular appearances on news broadcasts, such as Al-Jazeera.
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