8 March 2013
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Daily Digest
SPOTLIGHT Ukraine
Editor of critical website brutally assaulted in Ukraine
Committee to Protect Journalists
On 5 March, three unidentified men attacked Taras Chornoivan, chief editor of Tarasova Pravda. Chornoivan told reporters that he believed the attack had been prompted by a series of articles accusing a former governor of vote rigging. (read more)


International Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
Three journalists recognised on Women's Day
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression

Report outlines how "homosexual propaganda" bans violate free expression
ARTICLE 19


Africa Compiled by Caro Rolando
Africa
African Commission adopts Model Law on access to information
ARTICLE 19

Mali
Malian editor detained following publication of critical letter
Reporters Without Borders
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South Africa
South African journalists face threats, attacks
Media Institute of Southern Africa


Americas Compiled by Erin Woycik
Honduras
Honduran reporter warned he would meet same fate as journalist killed in 2010
Comité por la Libre Expresión
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Asia and Pacific Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
Fiji
Concern over last-minute ban on women's day march in Fiji
Pacific Freedom Forum


Middle East and North Africa Compiled by Hiba Zayadin
Bahrain
Women protesters in Bahrain face systematic rights violations
Bahrain Center for Human Rights

Iran / United States
Mutually restrictive visa policies for journalists in Iran and USA
Committee to Protect Journalists

Iran
Arrests and closures follow release of five journalists in Iran
Reporters Without Borders

Libya
Gunmen storm Libyan TV station, two people still held captive
Reporters Without Borders
Français

Saudi Arabia
Jordanian activist detained, held incommunicado in Saudi Arabia
Human Rights Watch

Yemen
Yemeni journalist slain in his home by masked gunmen
International Press Institute

 

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