IFEX Daily Digest for 3 August 2012
Three of the journalists were hit by sniper fire while the other two were struck by shrapnel from a shell that exploded nearby.
Compiled by Diane Partenio
Reeyot, a columnist for the independent weekly Feteh, was sentenced in January and fined 33,000 birrs (US$1,500) under Ethiopia's sweeping anti-terrorism law.
Abdifatah Gedi survived the assassination attempt after a group of armed men shot him several times at the entrance to Radio Daljir headquarters in Garowe.
For the first time in the history of Somalia, the new provisional constitution contains specific measures guaranteeing freedom of information, including access to information held by or on behalf of a public body.
Compiled by Erin Woycik
Fundamedios, a not-for-profit organization devoted to monitoring press freedom, has been accused by the government of carrying out destabilizing activities.
Asia and Pacific
Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
The space for free expression on the Internet is shrinking, said the Southeast Asia civil society delegates to a regional Internet governance forum.
Mam Sonando's willingness to criticise the government and condemn forced evictions and land grabbing have seen him put behind bars on two previous occasions.
AMARC hopes the government will consider a roll back of the entire amount for community radio stations.
When asked about her work, the counsel often explains that FFFJ was organised to find ways to counter the culture of impunity surrounding media killings.
The petition sought the dismissal of murder charges against the alleged masterminds in the 2005 killing of journalist Marlene Esperat.
The government plans to amend the 1973 act so that websites will be regulated by the same agency that regulates printed media.
Middle East and North Africa
Compiled by Khadija Mahi
PEN International continues to call for all charges against Nargess Mohammadi to be quashed
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