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12 March 2013

IFEX Digest | 18 - 19 August 2010


Democratic Republic of Congo

Journalist evacuated from city after receiving serious death threats (JED)



Twelfth writer released into exile (WiPC)


IAPA, UNAM wind up online course with forum on violence, press freedom (IAPA)

TV stations in grenade attacks one week after journalists hold silent march over media threats (IPI)

United States

"Criticism of Wikileaks is not a call for censorship or support for the war," says RSF (RSF)


Court bans violent photographs in newspapers (CPJ)
+ IAPA protests censorship of Venezuelan newspapers (IAPA)
+ Court bans "violent" content after daily publishes controversial morgue photo (RSF)

Asia & Pacific


State censors suspend another journal (Mizzima News)
+ With elections just two months away, media still denied freedom and access (RSF)

East Timor

IFJ worried by threat against newspaper (IFJ)


Chennai magazine editor still held after one month, tortured (RSF)


IFJ questions police role in assault on journalist (IFJ)


State-owned radio station facilities attacked in Balochistan (PPF)


IFJ fears murder suspect will be freed (IFJ)

Europe & Central Asia


American journalist faces deportation (BIANET)

American journalist Jake Hess detained in Diyarbakir (BIANET)

Journalists are in danger; 12 attacks so far this year, says BIANET (BIANET)


Editor missing in Kharkiv, feared dead (IMI)
+ Journalist goes missing in eastern Ukraine (CPJ)
+ Ukrainian corruption reporter still missing, feared dead (IPI)
+ Editor-in-chief of local newspaper "Novy Stil" missing in Kharkiv (CJES)
+ IFJ calls for safe return of missing journalist (IFJ)

Court postpones hearing on suspension of media licences (IPI)

Middle East & North Africa


Opposition activists apparently detained for criticism of government, Human Rights Watch says (Human Rights Watch)
+ Authorities detains blogger, activist on "national security concerns" (CPJ)
+ Unacceptable arrests of human rights activists (RSF)
+ Further arrests target human rights defenders and political opposition (BCHR)
+ Arrest of a BCHR administrative member forms part of campaign that targets activists and human rights defenders (BCHR)


Journalist Badressadat Mofidi gets six years in jail (CPJ)


CPJ asks King Abdullah to toss out cyber law (CPJ)


CPJ calls on authorities to release detained journalist (CPJ)
+ IFJ accuses Yemen of broken promises as journalists are held without charge (IFJ)

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