IFEX Daily Digest for 2 August 2012
Abdi Jeylani Malaq, also known as Marshaale, was the author of several television dramas that were critical of Al-Shabaab.
Only 14.5% of the world's population live in countries where journalists' safety is guaranteed, state influence over the media is minimal, and the press is not subject to burdensome legal restrictions, according to Freedom House.
Compiled by Erin Woycik
The order issued by President Correa makes clear the existence of a system of awards and punishments for the media related to the placement of official advertising.
Asia and Pacific
Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
The Voice Weekly
editor speculated the suspension was partly linked to the paper's story on cabinet reshuffles.
Europe and Central Asia
Compiled by Diane Partenio
Yeni Musavat was ordered to pay approximately US$64,000 in damages to Gilan Gabala Cannery LLC over a story published several times in the newspaper between 2009 and 2011.
Middle East and North Africa
Compiled by Khadija Mahi
Ghazwan Anas' shooting was probably a politically-motivated reprisal of the kind that sends a signal to all journalists, according to RSF.
Wael Qaston had been detained in a prison affiliated with the security branches in Hams.
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