IFEX Daily Digest for 8 August 2012



8 August 2012 | Maldives

Opposition broadcaster Raajje TV silenced in the Maldives

Raajje TV was attacked just days after police accused the station of making false allegations against security forces.




Americas
Compiled by Erin Woycik




Asia and Pacific
Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras


7 August 2012 | Sri Lanka

Still no right to information act in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan cabinet approved a Freedom of Information Bill in 2004, but parliament was dissolved and the bill never went further.


Europe and Central Asia
Compiled by Diane Partenio


8 August 2012 | Azerbaijan

Tell president of Azerbaijan to decriminalise defamation!

Sign petition calling for defamation to be decriminalised in Azerbaijan.


Middle East and North Africa
Compiled by Khadija Mahi


8 August 2012 | Egypt

Egyptian government announces new sanctions on satellite television channels

The government has put into place a punitive system that includes issuing warnings, notices, suspensions and the revoking of licenses from satellite television channels when deemed necessary.


Putting free expression issues in perspective.

Sign up to receive IFEX In Context.

Take action!

Tell president of Azerbaijan to decriminalise defamation! Sign petition calling for defamation to be decriminalised in Azerbaijan.
8 August 2012

 
IFEX is a global network of committed organisations working to defend and promote free expression.
Permission is granted for material on this website to be reproduced or republished in whole or in part provided the source member and/or IFEX is cited with a link to the original item.