Attacks

Threats, harassment, assaults, and worse – intimidation as a means of suppressing free expression.

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Link to: Ruling party supporters vandalise radio station, attack employees

A group of armed supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) besieged the premises of the privately-owned Classic FM, physically attacking three people and vandalising the radio station.

Link to: Unidentified individuals throw bomb at television station headquarters; Chávez and Correa propose the creation of a regional body to monitor the press

Unidentified individuals threw a homemade bomb at the building that houses the headquarters of Teleamazonas television station. In a separate development, President Correa announced that he will propose the creation of a regional body to monitor and protect governments from the press.

Link to: Radio programme cancelled, allegedly due to political pressure

Manuel España, a teacher and presenter of the programme “Voz de la Enseñanza”, reported that his show was cancelled due to political pressure.

Link to: Journalist threatened; another assaulted by leaders of teachers’ union

José Fredy López, CERIGUA’s correspondent in the department of Izabal, was threatened by the president of the Andes Development Association. In a separate incident, teachers assaulted a photojournalist for the daily “Prensa Libre”.

Link to: More journalists receive death threats following reporter’s assassination in Durango

José Bladimir Antuna García, a reporter for the “El Tiempo” newspaper, has received several death threats and was the target of an apparent assassination attempt.

Link to: Body of assassinated journalist found in Durango

Twenty-four hours after he was kidnapped, the body of journalist Eliseo Barrón Hernández was found on the morning of 26 May 2009 in a plastic bag, in the municipality of Tlahualiko, Durango.

Link to: Journalist succumbs to bullet wounds sustained in targeted shooting

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is shocked by the death of veteran journalist Nur Muse Hussein (Nur Inji) who died on 26 May 2009 from injuries he sustained from a targeted shooting.

Link to: Journalist killed during fighting in Mogadishu

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns the third killing of a journalist in Somalia since the beginning of 2009.

Link to: Journalist included in military “order of battle”

The Philippine Army in southern Mindanao allegedly included a journalist and two media organizations in a 2007 watchlist of persons and organizations it claims to be connected to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its military arm, the New People’s Army (NPA). But the military has disowned the watchlist.

Link to: Journalist threatened by police officer

(FNJ/IFEX) – On 16 May 2009, Parsa Radhe Mohan Kuswaha, Sub-Inspector of the District Police Office, threatened local journalist Sanjaya Saha in Birgunj. The sub-inspector was angered by one of Saha’s news articles which mentioned that police personnel were taking bribes. Saha works for “Janapratibimba” weekly as a sub-editor. He had recently reported in the […]

Link to: Newspaper editor-in-chief threatened, in hiding following publication of article about president

On 12 May 2009, Sylvia Blyden, publisher and editor-in-chief of the privately-owned “Awareness Times” newspaper, alleged that her life was in danger and has since fled into hiding

Link to: Critical journalist shot by security forces

ANHRI is deeply disturbed by ongoing practices hostile to press freedom in Yemen, including the arrest of a journalist and internet activist in Mukalla and the gun attack on another journalist by security forces in the same city.

Link to: “La Jornada” journalist granted protective measures after being threatened

Carlos Martínez García, a journalist with the national newspaper “La Jornada”, was granted protective measures after he received a threat on the night of 30 April 2009 in Mexico City, after citing a website address in two of his articles.

Link to: Security authorities confiscate book about corruption

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) reports that the Egyptian security authorities have confiscated a book entitled “A Flood of Corruption and the Advance of bin Laden in Algeria” by the Algerian writer, Anwar Malek.

Link to: Editor-in-chief violently attacked by ruling-party members

Two men stormed Sitta Turay’s office and accused him of using his newspaper to serve the interest of the opposition by writing articles defaming the image of President Koroma

Link to: Journalist’s home shot at following article on local electric company

A journalist from Bangued was unharmed after gunmen fired at her family’s house on 14 May 2009.