REGIONS:

12 March 2013

IFEX Digest | 30 July - 3 August 2010





Africa





Democratic Republic of Congo

Three opposition radio and television stations silenced for 48 hours (JED)

Somalia

NUSOJ calls on Somaliland's new government to open up broadcast media space (NUSOJ)

Americas





Colombia

Eight journalists sued for defamation (RSF)

Guatemala

Villagers hold four journalists hostage during blockade (CERIGUA)

Mexico

Four journalists released after being held for six days by criminals (CEPET)
+ In Mexico, abducted reporters are free (CPJ)
+ Three of four kidnapped Mexican journalists freed; one still missing (IPI)
+ All four kidnapped journalists free (IPI)

Journalist flees to Texas after receiving death threats (CEPET)

Peru

Journalist receives death threats (IPYS)

Asia & Pacific





Afghanistan

TV station closed on government's orders (RSF)

Afghan MP's television station pulled off the air (CPJ)

China

Prison sentences for three more Uighur website managers (CPJ)

Writers in U.S. and China denounce formal arrest of Liu Xianbin (PEN American Center)

Journalist put on "most wanted" list for accusing company of improprieties (RSF)

Indonesia

Reporter found dead; had received death threats (CPJ)
+ Body of missing Indonesian journalist found in river (IPI)
+ IFJ worried for safety of journalists in Papua as elections loom (IFJ)
+ How was investigative reporter pushed to kill himself? (RSF)

Indonesian journalist mysteriously found dead (AJI)

Pakistan

RSF condemns recent escalation in violence against journalists (RSF)

Europe & Central Asia



New OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media releases first regular report (IPI)

Ukraine

Police raid internet café, damage newspaper's server (CJES)

Middle East & North Africa





Egypt

IFEX members ANHRI, CIHRS and other groups protest possible imprisonment of activist colleagues (ANHRI)

Iran

IFJ calls on government to free jailed journalist after claims of mistreatment (IFJ)

End intimidation and harassment of lawyer and his family, Human Rights Watch says (Human Rights Watch)

Israel

Lebanese journalist killed, another wounded during military confrontation in south Lebanon (Maharat Foundation)
+ IFJ mourns loss of journalist killed in Lebanon border clash (IFJ)
+ Lebanese journalist killed in Lebanon-Israel border clashes (IPI)
+ Lebanese journalist killed when Israeli tank opens fire (RSF)
+ Reporter killed during Israeli-Lebanese border clash (CPJ)

Lebanon

Lebanese journalist killed, another wounded during military confrontation in south Lebanon (Maharat Foundation)
+ IFJ mourns loss of journalist killed in Lebanon border clash (IFJ)
+ Lebanese journalist killed in Lebanon-Israel border clashes (IPI)
+ Lebanese journalist killed when Israeli tank opens fire (RSF)
+ Reporter killed during Israeli-Lebanese border clash (CPJ)

Libya

Three journalists under investigation for publishing articles on corruption (ANHRI)

Palestine

CPJ condemns prison sentence handed to journalist in West Bank (CPJ)

Tunisia

Wave of measures designed to intimidate and silence government critics (RSF)
+ IFJ condemns harassment of journalists' leader (IFJ)





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