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13 March 2013

IFEX Digest | 7 - 13 November 2011


Stephen Ferry wins first Tim Hetherington grant (Human Rights Watch)

ARTICLE 19 calls for stronger rules on net neutrality in US and EU (ARTICLE 19)


ACHPR urged to endorse African Platform on Access to Information declaration (MISA)

Democratic Republic of Congo

Cameraman attacked by supporters of the presidential party (JED)

Attacks on journalists on the increase since start of election campaign (RSF)

RLTV signal cut following inflammatory remarks by presidential candidate (JED)

Radio host fears for his safety following threats (JED)


Draft Data Protection Bill critically limited, says ARTICLE 19 (ARTICLE 19)


Fire destroys radio station (CEMESP)

Seven media outlets suspended on eve of presidential elections (CEMESP)
+ Liberian government silences three opposition broadcasters (CPJ)
+ Opposition radio and TV stations closed down (MFWA)
+ LMC and CEMESP condemn systematic media clampdown (CEMESP)

Sierra Leone

Edition of newspaper seized by police (MFWA)

South Sudan

Authorities urged to free two journalists, reopen their newspaper (RSF)
+ Editors still in detention (IPI)


RSF condemns exorbitant damages award against weekly (RSF)



Arson attack on "La Verdad" newspaper in Junin (FOPEA)


Journalist's son flees the country following threats (ANP)


Abraji mourns death of cameraman (ABRAJI)
+ Cameraman killed while covering shoot-out (CPJ)
+ Fatal shooting of cameraman raises questions about journalists' safety (RSF)
+ Cameraman killed while covering police operation (IPI)
+ IFJ urges greater protection for media on perilous assignments after cameraman dies in crossfire (IFJ)


Three news websites hacked, newspaper publisher bombed (RSF)


President dedicates Chapultepec Declaration signing to murdered Colombian journalists (IAPA)


CPJ to hold authorities accountable for threats (CPJ)

Municipal official threatens to pull radio station's advertising (Fundamedios)


Journalists assaulted, face restrictions while covering second electoral round (CERIGUA)


Journalists fired from online magazine (C-Libre)


Armed men attack newspaper offices; deteriorating conditions for journalists in Veracruz (ARTICLE 19)
+ Newspaper burned to the ground by armed attackers in Veracruz state (RSF)
+ Newspaper offices set on fire (CPJ)
+ IAPA angered at killing of Brazilian cameraman, attack on journalist in Peru, and firebombing of Mexican and Argentinian newspapers (IAPA)
+ Newspaper offices attacked and burned by armed gang (WiPC)


Journalist handed suspended prison sentence (CPJ)

Journalist shot after reporting on police corruption (IPYS)
+ Journalist wounded in kidnap attempt, organised crime suspected (RSF)
+ Journalist attacked after reporting on corruption (CPJ)

Protesters assault journalist, damage and seize equipment (IPYS)

Public servant assaults journalists (IPYS)

United States

Student journalists arrested in Atlanta (IPI)

Journalists arrested while covering Occupy Wall Street protests in multiple cities (IPI)
+ Absurd charges brought against reporters covering Occupy Wall Street movement (RSF)
+ At Occupy protests, U.S. journalists arrested, assaulted (CPJ)
+ Cartoon journalist arrested in Occupy Oakland demonstrations (CRNI)


TV journalists attacked in front of National Guard officers (IPYS-Venezuela)

Asia & Pacific


Government urged to ensure rights of all citizens to freedom of association, expression (Human Rights Watch)


Journalist concerned for his safety after criminal gang seeks him out (Freedom Forum)


Explosion rocks CD market in Swabi (PPF)
+ Bomb destroys two CD shops in Orakzai (PPF)

IFJ welcomes establishment of Press Council of Pakistan (IFJ)

Abducted journalist found dead, tortured in Balochistan (IFJ)
+ Bullet-riddled body of missing journalist found in Balochistan (RSF)
+ Missing journalist found dead (IPI)
+ Journalist found dead in Khuzdar (PPF)


Appeal for key suspect in Ampatuan massacre trials rejected (IFJ)
+ Appellate court affirms Zaldy Ampatuan's indictment in massacre case (CMFR)
+ FFFJ-NUJP joint statement on the expiry of the freeze order on the assets of the Ampatuans (CMFR)

Sri Lanka

Web censorship targeting critical voices (IFJ)
+ Government blocks critical news websites, says they have to register (RSF)
+ FMM condemns blocking of websites (FMM)
+ SAMSN partners concerned by increasing curbs on media (IFJ)

Tibet (China)

Human Rights Watch calls on government to address causes of self-immolation protests (Human Rights Watch)


Two citizen journalists jailed for illegally broadcasting to China (RSF)
+ Vietnam imprisons two journalists for China broadcasts (SEAPA)

Europe & Central Asia


IPI condemns police pressure on publication in Northern Cyprus (IPI)


Reporter sentenced to "restriction of freedom" (CPJ)

Middle East & North Africa


Authorities raid blogger's house, detain him for over 24 hours (BCHR)
+ Journalist jailed overnight (IPI)


ANHRI calls on university administrators to respect students' freedom of expression (ANHRI)


"Haaretz" reporter Uri Blau facing up to seven years in prison (RSF)

Authorities deport three journalists, two others still held (RSF)
+ Authorities continue journalist's detention (CPJ)
+ More Israeli arrests of Palestinian journalists in Jerusalem and West Bank (RSF)
+ Occupation authorities extend detention of journalist Israa Salhab (MADA)

Journalists arrested aboard flotilla (CPJ)


Bloggers investigated for anti-monarchy posts (ANHRI)


IFEX-TMG congratulates judge Kalthoum Kennou on her election as President of the Association of Tunisian Judges (IFEX-TMG)

United Arab Emirates

Activists planning hunger strike (Human Rights Watch)


Stephen Ferry wins first Tim Hetherington grant (Human Rights Watch)

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