IFEX This Week for 26 September 2012
21 September 2012
The continual threat of harassment and state appointment of editors threaten chances for a free, democratic press in Egypt, says the International Press Institute.
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
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
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
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
The International Press Institute condemns Belarusian police officers' detention of media personnel and the reported beating of some of the journalists.
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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