IFEX Daily Digest for 14 August 2012

14 August 2012 | Ukraine

Environmental activist killed in Ukraine

Volodymyr Honcharenko's colleagues and family are convinced there is a relationship between the brutal attack that led to his death and his environmental activism in Ukraine.

Compiled by Diane Partenio

14 August 2012 | Côte d'Ivoire

Satirical newspaper in Côte d'Ivoire banned from publishing for eight editions

The Côte d'Ivoire National Press Council banned the Bôl' Kotch newspaper from publishing for its next eight editions after it printed cartoons of President Alassane Outarra.
13 August 2012 | Somalia

Latest murder brings number of journalists killed in Somalia to seven in eight months

Freelancer Mohamud Ali Keyre was struck in the head by a bullet believed to have been fired by armed individuals affiliated with the Somali government.

Compiled by Erin Woycik

14 August 2012 | Ecuador

Court delays sentencing in years-long case against Ecuadorian radio reporter

Journalist Freddy Aponte has been waiting on a sentence from Loja's Provincial Court of Justice as part of an ongoing defamation case launched by former mayor Bolívar Castillo. Until the sentence is issued, Aponte cannot move forward with his defense and appeal to a higher court.

Asia and Pacific
Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras

14 August 2012 | East Timor

Community radio broadcaster attacked in East Timor

Broadcaster Leoneto da Cruz Goncalves of Radio Rakambia in East Timor was stabbed by two unidentified individuals.
14 August 2012 | India

Demonstrators attack media teams in Mumbai, India

Participants at a demonstration in Mumbai, India, reportedly turned violent without any apparent provocation, then attacked and injured three photojournalists.
14 August 2012 | Vietnam

Two bloggers sentenced to lengthy jail terms in Vietnam

Vietnamese bloggers Le Thanh Tung and Dinh Dang Dinh have been sentenced to five and six-year jail terms respectively after advocating for democracy and pluralism.

Europe and Central Asia
Compiled by Diane Partenio

14 August 2012 | Bulgaria

Journalist in Bulgaria receives threats after investigating construction project

Bulgarian journalist Spas Spasov has been threatened by the owners of several companies involved in a construction project that he investigated.

Middle East and North Africa
Compiled by Khadija Mahi

13 August 2012 | Saudi Arabia

Saudi citizen arrested for tweeting about torture suffered in previous detention

Fahid Saad Al-Otaibi Fahid Saad Al-Otaibi posted a video on Twitter denouncing the torture and abuse he was subjected to in Saudi prison while previously detained.

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