IFEX Daily Digest for 20 July 2012

20 July 2012 | Singapore

Yale University to curtail rights on new campus

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

20 July 2012 | Brazil

Reporter targeted on former police chief's Facebook page

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

19 July 2012 | Philippines

IFJ concerned by slow reaction to media and human rights violations

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

20 July 2012 | Bosnia and Herzegovina

IPI condemns attacks, threats against journalist

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.
20 July 2012 | Russia

Independent journalist stabbed to death in Siberian town

Alexander Khodzinsky was known for his vocal criticism of a local construction project, raising suspicions his death is directly related to his reporting.
20 July 2012 | Turkey

Court orders Yuruyus journalists' release

The five journalists have spent 18 months behind bars on terrorism-related charges.
20 July 2012 | Ukraine

End harassment of TVi, say rights groups

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

20 July 2012 | Egypt

University staff fired for participating in peaceful demonstration

The president of Akhbar El-Youm Academy, Ahmed Zaki Badr, fired six employees for having participated in a demonstration calling for his dismissal.
20 July 2012 | Oman

Six more activists sentenced to prison terms, fined

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.
19 July 2012 | Syria

Citizen-journalist arrested in Damascus

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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