IFEX Daily Digest for 30 July 2012

27 July 2012 | Uganda

Report indicates growing impunity in cases of attacks on journalists

A report by HRNJ-Uganda indicates that the environment for frontline journalists is getting more risky, with attacks taking place at the hands of security agency personnel, especially the police.


27 July 2012 | International

For journalists, danger lurking in your e-mail

Citizen Lab has provided a disturbing look into the use of a program to remotely invade and control the computers of Bahraini activists.

Compiled by Erin Woycik

30 July 2012 | Ecuador

Blogger told to "remain silent" in online death threat

The threat read: "To remain silent is many times better, especially when you have children who can suddenly suffer an apparent 'death'. For a father the family is the most cherished thing, isn't it?"

Asia and Pacific
Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras

30 July 2012 | Afghanistan | United States

A year after journalist's death, U.S. urged to reassess tactics

One year after Ahmad Omaid Khpalwak's death, the odds that a journalist could be killed by U.S. forces' fire seem, unfortunately, to be as high as ever, notes CPJ.
30 July 2012 | India

Government, Maoists target civil society activists

The authorities use sedition laws to curtail free speech and concoct criminal cases to lock up government critics.

Europe and Central Asia
Compiled by Diane Partenio

27 July 2012 | Ukraine

ARTICLE 19 analyses Data Protection Act and related legislation

The organisation found the legislation to be lacking significant provisions that would ensure that the rights to privacy and freedom of expression and information are appropriately balanced.

Middle East and North Africa
Compiled by Khadija Mahi

30 July 2012 | Israel | Palestine

Members of critical West-Bank theater arrested, tortured

"A theater should be able to offer critical and provocative work without fearing that its staff will be arrested and abused," said Human Rights Watch.
30 July 2012 | Syria

Citizen journalist held for over a month for possessing revolutionary songs

Fatima Khaled Saad was rushed to Latakia military hospital after being mistreated during a lengthy interrogation by intelligence officers.

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