IFEX This Week for 26 September 2012

Shortly after a wall of graffiti was painted over by Egyptian authorities, street artists were back with spray cans and a new target - President Morsi.
21 September 2012 | Egypt

Media remains at centre of struggle for control in Egypt

The continual threat of harassment and state appointment of editors threaten chances for a free, democratic press in Egypt, says the International Press Institute.


25 September 2012 | International

As online repression grows, activists fight back

Attacks against bloggers, politically motivated surveillance, manipulation of web content, and restrictive laws regulating speech online are among the diverse threats to Internet freedom emerging over the past two years, according to a new study by Freedom House.

Compiled by Caro Rolando

24 September 2012 | Uganda

Law requiring registration of SIM cards in Uganda a threat to privacy

The Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda has called on the Ugandan government to immediately halt the registration of Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards, arguing that the collected data will not be protected.

Compiled by Erin Woycik

21 September 2012 | Cuba

Journalist charged after writing about cholera and dengue in Cuba

A charge of criminal contempt brought against Cuban independent journalist Calixto Martínez Arias for warning about cases of cholera and dengue in his country was today protested by the Inter American Press Association (IAPA). If found guilty he could face three years in prison.

Asia and Pacific
Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras

24 September 2012 | Vietnam

Heavy jail sentences for three Vietnamese bloggers

Blogger Dieu Cay and his co-defendants appear before a Ho Chi Minh City court Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the harsh and unjust jail sentences that a court imposed today on three bloggers on charges of anti-state propaganda at the end of a summary trial in southern Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City.

Europe and Central Asia
Compiled by Diane Partenio

21 September 2012 | Belarus

Journalists under attack ahead of parliamentary elections in Belarus

The International Press Institute condemns Belarusian police officers' detention of media personnel and the reported beating of some of the journalists.

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