19 September 2012
IFEX Take Action! Call for release of Pussy Riot members prior to 1 October appeal
 
Daily Digest
SPOTLIGHT Venezuela
Ahead of Venezuelan elections opposition ad censored
Instituto Prensa y Sociedad de Venezuela
On August 29, 2012 the Electoral Council of Venezuela announced the suspension of a TV spot produced by Voluntad Popular, an opposition-aligned political party. Tibisay Lucena, president of the CNE, said that the decision is the beginning of an administrative procedure, as the video conveys a message of violence. (read more)
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Africa Compiled by Caro Rolando
Kenya
Kenyan lawyer examines regulations governing new online media
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Somalia
Somali group discusses safety of journalists with UN General Assembly president
National Union of Somali Journalists


Americas Compiled by Erin Woycik
Colombia / Peru
Colombian journalists get death threats, reporter sued for defamation in Peru
International Press Institute


Asia and Pacific Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
China
Former professor jailed in Beijing on allegations of subversion
PEN American Center

Philippines
Philippines passes first law since 2000 affecting cyberspace communication
Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility


Europe and Central Asia Compiled by Diane Partenio
Azerbaijan
Activist sentenced to two years in jail, newspaper loses appeal in Azerbaijan
Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety

Ukraine
Plan to recriminalise defamation threatens freedom of information in Ukraine
Reporters Without Borders
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Middle East and North Africa Compiled by Lama Mourad
Lebanon
Lebanese journalist detained while investigating alleged arms smuggling
Committee to Protect Journalists
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Morocco
Confessions allegedly obtained by torture used to imprison protesters in Morocco
Human Rights Watch
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