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Link to: New arrests solidify Iran’s standing as world’s leading jailer of journalists

CPJ research shows the continuing arrests have solidified Iran’s dishonorable standing as the world’s leading jailer of journalists.

Link to: Court upholds pre-trial detention sentence for two bloggers

IRFS strongly condemns the Appellate Court’s decision to uphold the pre-trial detention sentence for bloggers Emin Milli (Emin Abdullayev) and Adnan Hajizade.

Link to: Two bloggers attacked, arrested

IRFS strongly condemns the arrest of two bloggers.

Link to: Authorities arrest young pro-democracy blogger

RSF condemns the arrest of pro-democracy blogger Nguyen Tien Trung, one of the leaders of the Association of Young Vietnamese for Democracy.

Link to: Egyptian authorities detain blogger in airport

ANHRI accused the Egyptian government of detaining a blogger upon his arrival at Cairo International Airport.

Link to: News agency website targeted by hacker attacks

The Malakava news agency website has systematically been the target of hackers, who “edit” texts or “break” their website.

Link to: Court of appeal upholds acquittal of ANHRI director, two bloggers

The court of appeal in Dokki, Giza upheld the decision made on 31 December 2008 acquitting bloggers Alaa and Manal and ANHRI Executive Director Gamal Eid of the charges of libel and insult.

Link to: More journalists arrested, others released

Arrests and detentions continue in third week of post-election protests

Link to: Newspaper raided and staffers detained

Iranian security agents arrested about 25 employees of “Kalameh Sabz”, a newspaper owned by presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi.

Link to: Journalists arrested, Khamenei calls media ‘evil’

In his first public address since demonstrations erupted in many cities across Iran, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed foreign media.

Link to: Court upholds heavy fine against blogger

The al-Zohour Court of Appeal in Port Said upheld an earlier decision sentencing blogger Tamer Mabrouk to a heavy fine.

Link to: Previously abducted blogger harassed by police

The blogger has received many phone calls from the State Security officers ordering him to meet with them.

Link to: Blogger detained on charges of attempting to overthrow the government

ANHRI deplores the fabrication of political lawsuits by state security organs, particularly in the province of Fayoum, where officials have created new charges against bloggers. The most recent charge was brought against Ahmed Mohsen, a blogger who writes the Open Your Eyes blog ( ).

Link to: Editors detained, special press court established in Yemen

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an ongoing campaign to suppress independent journalism in Yemen and urges President Ali Abdullah Saleh to immediately bring it to a halt and order the release of two detained bloggers

Link to: Appeal court increases sentence for blogger Hassan Barhoun

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information condemns the harsh ruling by a Court of Appeal in the Moroccan city of Tetuan to increase the sentence on journalist and blogger Hassan Barhoun from six months in prison to ten.