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Blog: Rwandan exiled journalist comes out of hiding

16 Feb

Gasasira in exile. (Gasasira)

I must have received at least a dozen communications from
worried friends and colleagues, asking the whereabouts of the chief editor of
the highly critical Rwandan website, Umuvugizi. By mid-January, no
one had heard from John Bosco Gasasira, nothing new had been published on Umuvugizi since January 11, and his cell
phones were switched off. Last week, concerned colleagues wrote a public
letter
expressing concern over their missing colleague.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/blog/2012/02/rwandan-exiled-journalist-comes-out-of-hiding.php

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El Universo sentence a dark precedent for free press in Americas

16 Feb

Ecuador's highest court has upheld the criminal libel verdict brought by President Correa against three executives and a columnist of El Universo. (AP/Dolores Ochoa)

New York, February 16, 2012–Today’s decision by
Ecuador’s highest court to uphold the criminal libel conviction brought by President Rafael Correa against El Universo represents a serious blow to
freedom of expression and a setback for democracy, the Committee to Protect
Journalists said. 

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/02/el-universo-sentence-a-dark-precedent-for-free-pre.php

Tunisia arrests three journalists over nude photo

16 Feb

New York, February 16, 2012– Three Tunisian journalists were
arrested Wednesday for publishing a nude photo in a Tunisian daily, according
to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities to
release them immediately.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/02/tunisia-arrests-three-journalists-over-nude-photo.php

In China, journalists attacked while covering land dispute

16 Feb

New York, February
16, 2012–The Committee to Protect Journalists is disturbed by a series of
violent attacks on international journalists that appear aimed at suppressing
coverage of land-related protests in Panhe, in eastern China’s Zhejiang
province. 

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/02/in-china-journalists-attacked-while-covering-land.php

CPJ urges Kazakhstan to stop repressing media

16 Feb

Dear President Nazarbayev: The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply disturbed by the ongoing crackdown by Kazakhstan’s security service, the KNB, against independent journalists. The imprisonment of Vzglyad editor Igor Vinyavsky and interrogations of independent reporters by KNB agents appear to be reprisals for critical reporting on government policies, including the December 2011 confrontation in which authorities killed civilians.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/02/cpj-urges-kazakhstan-to-stop-repressing-media.php

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