21 January 2004
Volume 13 - 2004 Issue 03 (20 Jan. 2004)
As opposition protests aimed at ousting Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from power continue to escalate, media are feeling the pressure, report the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières, RSF).
A Bangladeshi reporter fell victim to a bomb attack last week in the city of Khulna, becoming the first journalist to be murdered this year, report the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières, RSF) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
Surfing the Net in Cuba may now come at a higher price following a new law giving authorities greater powers to monitor online traffic and impede access to the Internet, warn Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières, RSF), Freedom House and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).
Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières, RSF) is calling on the United States to re-open an inquiry into the April 2003 attack on the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq, which killed two foreign journalists.
The Australian government should show leadership and restore the credibility of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights when it assumes the chair of the influential body, says Human Rights Watch.
Freedom-of-information proponents will be interested to know of two new publications that are now available online, courtesy of ARTICLE 19 and UNESCO.
Democratic Republic of Congo
Journalists in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are getting valuable training in media ethics and responsibility, thanks to IFEX member Journaliste en danger (JED).
As the World Social Forum (WSF) meets this week in Mumbai, India, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) is giving civil society a voice by providing live broadcasts from the summit.
20 January 2004
The National Press Club (NPC) of Canada is inviting nominations and entries for its annual Press Freedom Award and International Editorial Cartoon Competition.