IFEX Daily Digest for 7 August 2012

7 August 2012 | Sudan

Police fatally shoot Darfur protesters

At least eight people were killed and about 100 others injured after police forces used live ammunition to disperse protests.

Compiled by Diane Partenio

7 August 2012 | Mozambique

Journalist sentenced in criminal libel case

Falume Chabane was sentenced to a 16-month suspended prison term and ordered to pay damages after reporting on a dispute between a private school and the family of a disabled student.
7 August 2012 | Somalia

Police attack female reporter in Somaliland

Hodan Abokor Afi was insulted, slapped and beaten with plastic tubing, damaging her face.The suspected instigator of the attack is the deputy commander of the Borame central police station.

Compiled by Erin Woycik

7 August 2012 | Honduras

Radio journalist's house attacked by gunmen

José Encarnación Chinchilla López covers local issues in the state of Yoro, recently dealing with gang activity and a land dispute, and said he received threats prior to the attack.
7 August 2012 | Honduras

Journalist fears for his life after uncovering corruption

Ariel D'Vicente reported on a large sum of money seized from the finance minister's wife.

Asia and Pacific
Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras

7 August 2012 | Pakistan

BBC correspondent threatened by Baloch Liberation Front

Ayub Tareen was forced to leave Quetta after the BLF accused him of partisan reporting on its political activities.

Europe and Central Asia
Compiled by Diane Partenio

3 August 2012 | Tajikistan

Internet censorship could add Tajikistan to "countries under surveillance", says RSF

The Russian news agency RIA-Novosti's website has joined Asia-Plus, YouTube and a number of other sites that were recently filtered and blocked.

Middle East and North Africa
Compiled by Khadija Mahi

7 August 2012 | Bahrain

Human rights defender Zainab Al-Khawaja arrested, ill-treated

Zainab Al-Khawaja protesting at Al-Qadam roundabout The activist was protesting alone at a roundabout despite her leg being in a cast from a previous assault.
7 August 2012 | Syria

Spate of attacks on government media and journalists

The headquarters of a state TV station was bombed, while a TV presenter was kidnapped and executed.

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