IFEX This Week for 19 September 2012
Is there a new argument for censorship, Index on Censorship asks, as it considers the controversy over the film "The Innocence Of Muslims
" and Google's decision to remove it from YouTube Egypt and Libya.
Compiled by Caro Rolando
Two Gambian newspapers received orders on Friday to immediately cease operations, according to local journalists, in what is apparently the second attempt within a month to censor Gambian media.
Compiled by Erin Woycik
After the government of Rafael Correa announced it would grant political asylum to Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, the issue of freedom of expression in Ecuador has been the focus of many news pieces in the media all over the world.
Asia and Pacific
Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
The successful passage of bills affecting the media suggests how restrictive rather than expansive is the mindset of Filipino legislators, says CMFR.
Europe and Central Asia
Compiled by Diane Partenio
As the twelfth anniversary of the death of investigative journalist Georgiy Gongadze passes, the masterminds behind his killing have still not been brought to justice.
Middle East and North Africa
Compiled by Lama Mourad
Five activists of the pro-reform February 20 Movement to prison terms, and one to a suspended term, for assaulting and insulting police officers despite their claim that they had been tortured into signing false confessions, the sole evidence against them.
Send a postcard to help Syrian poets
PEN International is asking you to download special postcards it created to help free Syrian poets Dia’a Al-Abdulla and Tal Al-Mallouhi and honour the late poet and singer Ibrahim Qashoush.
28 August 2012
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