16 January 2012

IFEX Digest | 9 - 15 January 2012


RSF revives tourist awareness campaign (RSF)

IPI reports on deadly trends for journalists in 2011 (IPI)


Côte d'Ivoire

Human remains found not to be those of missing journalist (RSF)

Human remains found could be those of missing journalist Guy-André Kieffer (RSF)

Democratic Republic of Congo

Newspapers suspended on alleged administrative violations (JED)

RFI returns to airwaves (RSF)


Two media outlets suspended for opposition coverage (CPJ)


Journalists detained, barred from traveling in Somaliland (NUSOJ)

The Gambia

Newspaper journalist charged with criminal defamation (MFWA)


Police beat up journalist, delete photos and charge him with trespassing (HRNJ-Uganda)


IFEX-ALC calls for withdrawal of three recommendations that impact on mandate of free expression rapporteur (IFEX-ALC)
+ Review of Inter-American human rights system must not restrict role of Special Rapporteur (ARTICLE 19)


President proposes restrictions to journalistic work during 2013 elections (Fundamedios)

Government launches smear campaign against human rights organisations (Fundamedios)

Judicial police and prosecutor's office close down radio station, seize its equipment (Fundamedios)

Fundamedios records 156 aggressions against the media in 2011 (Fundamedios)


Journalist who had participated in protest receives death threats (C-Libre)


Murdered journalist may have been mistaken for someone else (RSF)

IAPA calls for prompt investigation into reporter's death in Nuevo León (IAPA)


Growing impunity for alleged instigators of radio journalist's murder (RSF)


Sentence against blogger overturned (IPYS)

Asia and Pacific


All DVB journalists, freelancers and blogger freed under amnesty (RSF)
+ Political prisoners released (Human Rights Watch)
+ Prisoners released, but how many remain? (ARTICLE 19)
+ Musician Win Maw and blogger Nay Phone Latt included in large scale amnesty (WiPC)
+ PEN welcomes release of award-winning blogger Nay Phone Latt (PEN American Center)


Leading journalist released, his blog remains banned (RSF)


Journalists, media workers harassed in Manila demolition (CMFR)


Journalist shot dead by unidentified gunman (SEAPA)
+ Editor gunned down (IPI)
+ Journalist gunned down on resort island by two men on motorcycle (RSF)
+ Journalist shot in Thailand’s south (IFJ)


European Union urged to press Vietnam to respect human rights (Human Rights Watch)

Europe and Central Asia

European Union urged to press Vietnam to respect human rights (Human Rights Watch)


Independent reporter imprisoned (CPJ)


Kurdish Roj TV fined but remains on air (BIANET)


Tajik opposition journalist stabbed in Moscow (RSF)


Tajik opposition journalist stabbed in Moscow (RSF)


Academics oppose Internet filtering in universities (BIANET)

Kurdish Roj TV fined but remains on air (BIANET)

Middle East and North Africa


BCHR fears for life of imprisoned minor (BCHR)


Bloggers' death sentences confirmed; more journalists arrested (RSF)


MADA welcomes lifting of ban on newspapers (MADA)


Army shoots protesters attempting to reach observers (Human Rights Watch)

French TV reporter killed in Homs (RSF)
+ French journalist killed in Syria (IPI)

RSF launches parody video on censorship (RSF)


Media independence crucial to democratic transition, says ARTICLE 19 (ARTICLE 19)

IFEX-TMG concerned by attacks on journalists and academics (IFEX-TMG)

United Arab Emirates

"UAE 5" still face restrictions after pardon (Index on Censorship)


Parliament urged to reject immunity law for President Saleh and aides (Human Rights Watch)

Witnesses in "Al-Ayyam" case turn against prosecution (CPJ)

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