The Russian blogosphere erupted with comments today
following an announcement
that the board of directors of the iconic radio station, Ekho Moskvy, will be
changed. The timing of the development–weeks before presidential elections–and the
potential consequences for Ekho’s editorial policy threw listeners into a frenzy
of worry and speculation.
from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/blog/2012/02/ekho-moskvy-board-shuffled-ahead-of-russia-preside.php
York, February 14, 2012–The Iranian regime continued its sustained crackdown on
the press, arresting a blogger, handing a journalist a harsh prison term, and
banning a reformist news publication, according to news reports. The
regime has also announced the mass arrest of several individuals with alleged
links to the BBC Persian-language service, news reports said.
from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/02/increasing-press-freedom-violations-in-iran.php
In the last few days messages from two journalists in
Pakistan have made me realize that I can’t turn away from publicizing the
threats they are facing, because they just keep coming.
from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/blog/2012/02/threats-to-pakistani-journalists-dont-let-up.php
February is the hottest month in Juba, the capital of South
Sudan, and Mading Ngor, a reporter and presenter for the Catholic-owned Bakhita FM, trudged his way through the
heat to cover parliament proceedings last week — only to be thrown
unceremoniously out of the assembly. “Before I had time to argue, four security
guards pinned me to the ground and dragged me across the floor, tearing up my
trousers” Ngor, a hard-hitting, critical journalist, told me.
from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/blog/2012/02/attack-on-south-sudan-reporter-sparks-critical-deb.php
President Obama has promised to raise issues of human rights
when he and his administration meet with China’s Vice President Xi Jinping in
the next day. After that, Xi, billed as China’s next leader, is expected to
make some speeches, visit a few factories, stop at the Pentagon, sign some
contracts that will strengthen economic ties between the two countries and then
from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/blog/2012/02/archaic-media-policies-make-china-a-poor-partner.php