Press freedoms in Sudan
are rapidly deteriorating, with confiscation
of newspapers by the security agency becoming a norm. The scope of
violations committed against publications and journalists by the Sudanese
National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) is widening by the day.
from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/blog/2012/05/sudans-press-under-siege.php
officers assaulted Alpha Oumar Diallo, a journalist for online newspaper Aminata, as he covered anti-government protests
on May 10 in Conakry, the capital, according to news reports and local journalists.
from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/05/guinean-police-beat-journalist-at-protest.php
York, May 21, 2012–Mexican authorities must break the cycle of impunity in
journalist murders by fully investigating the killing of police beat reporter
Marco Antonio Ávila García and bringing the perpetrators to justice, the
Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
body, which showed signs of torture, was found on Friday on a dirt road near
the city of Guaymas, in the state of Sonora, according to the state attorney general’s
office. An autopsy revealed that he had been strangled to death, news reports
said. José Larrinaga Talamante, a spokesman for the attorney general, told reporters that
a written message associated with organized crime had been left with the body,
but he did not reveal any more details.
from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/05/mexico-should-investigate-murder-of-abducted-journ.php
The story of Al-Jazeera English correspondent Melissa
Chan‘s expulsion from China has a disturbing coda.
from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/blog/2012/05/anti-foreign-attitudes-bode-ill-for-china-correspo.php