IFEX This Week for 3 October 2012

The UN has called on states to
2 October 2012 | International

UN resolutions endorse journalists' safety

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

1 October 2012 | Somalia

Two more journalists killed in Somalia

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

28 September 2012 | Brazil

President of Google Brazil arrested over YouTube videos

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

1 October 2012 | Cambodia

Cambodia sentences broadcaster to 20 years

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

1 October 2012 | Italy

Editor convicted in criminal libel case in Italy

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

2 October 2012 | Palestine

Attacks, arrests of journalists on the rise in West Bank, Gaza

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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