IFEX This Week for 3 October 2012
IFEX members this week welcomed UN Human Rights Council resolutions on journalists' safety, support for media workers in Somalia and peaceful association.
Compiled by Caro Rolando
The National Union of Somali Journalists has issued an urgent appeal to the African Union to take action regarding the ongoing "media nightmare" in Somalia.
Compiled by Erin Woycik
Judge Flavio Peren from the Brazilian state Mato Grosso do Sul ordered the arrest of Google Brazil's president after the company refused to take down two videos that targeted a mayoral candidate. The critical videos, according to the judge, were insulting and defamatory, therefore violating Brazil's severe election laws.
Asia and Pacific
Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights slams the guilty verdict for 71-year-old rights defender Mam Sonando as a travesty of justice and an embarrassment to Cambodia's reputation.
Europe and Central Asia
Compiled by Diane Partenio
An Italian court has upheld a criminal libel suit against editor Alessandro Sallusti, sentencing him to 14 months in prison.
Middle East and North Africa
Compiled by Lama Mourad
MADA notes that the attack on Ismail Alibdh, and the arrest of two journalists in Nablus are part of a concerning spike in abuses of media freedoms in the occupied Palestinian territories over the past week.
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