IFEX Daily Digest for 30 July 2012
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
"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.
Fatima Khaled Saad was rushed to Latakia military hospital after being mistreated during a lengthy interrogation by intelligence officers.
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