IFEX Daily Digest for 20 August 2012
Three members of the punk band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in jail for "hooliganism", in a case IFEX members say is a blow to free expression in Russia.
Compiled by Erin Woycik
Journalist José Noel Canales Lagos was killed on his way to work for the online newspaper hondudiario.com; his murder brings the total number of journalists killed in Honduras in the past decade to 30.
Mexican federal authorities should assume control of the investigation and prosecution of all cases of murdered and missing journalists in the state of Veracruz, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A state investigation into the murder of several journalists has raised numerous questions and concerns, CPJ found.
Asia and Pacific
Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
Although only 10 per cent of India's population is online, a divisive national debate over Internet freedom has implications for the country's economic and political growth, says Index on Censorship.
Two Hong-Kong based Phoenix TV journalists were among a group of 14 arrested by Japanese authorities over a disputed territory in the East China Sea.
On the 1,000th day anniversary of the 2009 Ampatuan Massacre, not much justice has been achieved, says the Philippines-based group Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility.
Europe and Central Asia
Compiled by Diane Partenio
A journalist in Northern Ireland received a death threat over the telephone, reportedly from the Ulster Defence Association paramilitary group.
Middle East and North Africa
Compiled by Khadija Mahi
President Mohamed Morsi's government and allies are pushing back against critical news coverage, suppressing critical journalists and state-run newspapers, putting a journalist on trial, and attacking three journalists on the street.
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
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