IFEX Daily Digest for 15 August 2012



14 August 2012 | Burma

Burma media council formed without journalists' input

Critics have faulted the Burmese government for forming a press council without input from professional journalists' groups and leaders.




Americas
Compiled by Erin Woycik


15 August 2012 | Honduras

Politician in Honduras resorts to threats, bribes to force journalist into exile

After reporting on the links between a businessman and the police, a journalist was offered some money in exchange for leaving Honduras during the current term of the National Congress president.


Asia and Pacific
Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras


15 August 2012 | India

Militants attack Indian journalist's house in Manipur

A grenade attack on an Indian journalist's house came in the wake of death threats made by local insurgents against editors.
15 August 2012 | Malaysia

Tell Malaysia "Don't Change Evidence Act"

Section 114a, an amendment which has been passed by both Upper and Lower Houses, extends to practically everyone who uses any internet platform - from e-mail and social media to blogs and online media. Sign the petition calling for its withdrawal.
15 August 2012 | Malaysia

Blogger given three-month sentence for contempt of court in Malaysia

A blogger has been sentenced to three months' imprisonment for breaking an order not to criticise a government minister in Malaysia.


Middle East and North Africa
Compiled by Khadija Mahi


15 August 2012 | United Arab Emirates

UAE authorities urged to stop harassing detained dissidents' lawyers

The harassment of defense lawyers in the UAE is making it nearly impossible for detained peaceful dissidents to get access to a lawyer, Human Rights Watch said.


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