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13 March 2013

IFEX Digest | 29 November - 5 December 2010


WAZ-IFJ Prize for Courage in Journalism goes to team of Hungarian authors (IFJ)


ACHPR and APRM hold inaugural meeting on freedom of expression (ARTICLE 19)


Editors conditionally released (WiPC)

Côte d'Ivoire

RSF releases assessment of media's coverage of campaign for presidential election second round (RSF)

Democratic Republic of Congo

Two journalists detained for reporting prison escape (JED)


Witnesses describe security force excesses (Human Rights Watch)


Court convicts police officer for assaulting journalists (MFWA)


Journalist under police harassment (HRNJ-Uganda)


Opposition party supporters threaten to kill "Post" reporter (MISA)

Authorities threaten to revoke radio station's licence (MISA)


Shortwave radio sets seized in rural areas (RSF)

Editor arrested and released on bail, faces 20 years in prison (MISA)
+ Newspaper editor released on bail after 24 hours (RSF)
+ Journalists apply for referral to Supreme Cour (MISA)

Editors face arrest (MISA)

Media organisations and journalists petition prime minister over harassment, arrests of journalists (MISA)

"Standard" journalist released (MISA)
+ Authorities reluctantly release detained newspaper reporter (RSF)



Shots fired at Radio FM Cerrillos in Salta (FOPEA)
+ Shooting attack on Salta radio station (RSF)


One journalist wounded, fugitive murderer of TV Globo reporter Tim Lopes arrested in Rio military operation (RSF)


Álvaro Uribe settles scores with the press on air as new cases are filed against the ex-head of state linked to "Dasgate" (RSF)

IAPA fears Panama's asylum agreement could increase impunity in Colombia's press freedom violations (IAPA)

IFJ backs call for media law reform (IFJ)


Journalist accused of terrorism assaulted a second time (Fundamedios)

Journalists receive death threats (Fundamedios)

Public prosecutor initiates investigation of columnist (Fundamedios)


Journalist threatened for publishing article on arms theft (CERIGUA)


IAPA calls for renewed efforts in investigation into murder of journalist (IAPA)

Trinidad and Tobago

Talk show host on public broadcaster taken off his programme (IPI)

United States

IFJ condemns "desperate and dangerous" backlash over WikiLeaks (IFJ)
+ Wikileaks and the US Embassy Cables (ARTICLE 19)
+ Wikileaks hounded? (RSF)
+ IAPA warns attacks on Wikileaks could degenerate into harsh Internet restrictions (IAPA)
+ Media Alliance condemns WikiLeaks backlash (Media Alliance)
+ Reporters Without Borders to host WikiLeaks mirror site (RSF)

Asia & Pacific


Plans for cyber sedition law bode ill for free expression, says CIJ (CIJ)


Online journalist attacked after receiving e-mail threats (CEHURDES)
+ Continued threats to journalist Rayamajhi (Freedom Forum)
+ CPJ concerned by threats reported by Nepalese journalist (CPJ)

Local radio station looted (Freedom Forum)


Senior journalist attacked for his reporting (PPF)


IFJ receives new information about shooting (IFJ)

IFJ demands arrests for latest shooting (IFJ)

SEAPA's statement on the first anniversary of the Ampatuan massacre (SEAPA)


Former broadcaster's victory at the polls offers new momentum to media freedom in Pacific, says PFF (PFF)
+ IFJ welcomes Tonga leadership's endorsement of press freedom (IFJ)

Europe & Central Asia


Imprisoned activist and editor attacked, placed in strict-regime jail (CPJ)
+ Jailed newspaper editor reportedly beaten and placed in solitary confinement (WiPC)


OSCE commitments remain unfulfilled, ARTICLE 19 and Adil Soz note (ARTICLE 19)
+ OSCE must put Kazakh press freedom on summit agenda, says CPJ (CPJ)


Premises of A1 TV headquarters allegedly blocked by police in Skopje (IPI)


Prosecutor sues reporter over contents of recently published book (BIANET)
+ Trial of "Cumhuriyet" newspaper columnist begins (BIANET)

Journalist jailed after attending symposium organised by outlawed political party (BIANET)

Students receive 15-month suspended prison sentences; case of detained protesters goes to trial (BIANET)

Middle East & North Africa


Four activists on trial for holding up pictures of detainees (BCHR)

Authorities block opposition leader's Facebook page (BCHR)


Military court sentences blogger to six months in prison (RSF)

Elections marred as journalists arrested and harassed on voting day (Human Rights Watch)
+ Media prevented from covering fraud during first round of parliamentary elections (RSF)


Lawyer remains in solitary confinement in Evin Prison, fears mount for her safety (WiPC)
+ A race against death for Nasrin Sotoudeh (RSF)

Press groups protest against arrest of German journalists in Iran (WAN-IFRA)


News media targeted by Al-Qaeda and other terror groups (RSF)


International body should press Tunisia to end harassment of judges (Human Rights Watch)


WAZ-IFJ Prize for Courage in Journalism goes to team of Hungarian authors (IFJ)

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