Archive | March, 2012

In Mali, journalists attacked in coup aftermath

30 Mar

Soldiers loyal to junta leader Amadou Sanogo have attacked and threatened several journalists in the days following the coup. (AP/Rebecca Blackwell)

New York, March 30, 2012–The Committee to Protect
Journalists condemns attacks and threats against several journalists covering the aftermath of the March 22 military coup in
Mali that ousted President Amadou Toumani Toure.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/03/in-mali-journalists-attacked-in-coup-aftermath.php

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In Vietnam, wife convicted in deadly attack on journalist

30 Mar

On March 29, 2012, Tran Thi Thuy Lieu was convicted of the
murder
of her husband, journalist Le Hoang Hung,
after a one-day trial in southern Long An province. Hung died January 30, 2011,
after he was set ablaze while sleeping in his home in Tan An, news reports
said. Reports said Lieu, who had suffered gambling losses, was motivated by her
husband’s refusal to sell their home.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/03/in-vietnam-wife-convicted-in-deadly-attack-on-jour.php

Blog: Syrian cartoonist, attacked in August, returns to drawing

30 Mar

http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.element/apps/cvp/3.0/swf/cnn_416x234_embed.swf?context=embed&videoId=world/2012/03/30/elbagir-syria-cartoonist-flees.cnn

Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat is wielding his pen once more. According to news reports, the famous cartoonist, who suffered a severe beating in August, has regained 90 percent of the movement in his hands, which were deliberately targeted by his attackers before they dumped him on the side of a road.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/blog/2012/03/syrian-cartoonist-attacked-in-august-returns-to-dr.php

Chinese journalist, Bo Xilai critic reportedly jailed

30 Mar

Reports are now emerging that a journalist was jailed in 2010 for criticizing the policies of Bo Xilai, above. (AFP)

New York, March 30, 2012–Authorities in Chongqing must
clarify the status of a journalist who reports say was secretly sentenced to
prison in 2010 for criticizing a government official in a personal blog, the
Committee to Protect Journalists said today. CPJ has not been able to
independently confirm the journalist’s jail sentence or his whereabouts.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/03/chinese-journalist-bo-xilai-critic-reportedly-jail.php

Latvian journalist assaulted in Riga

30 Mar

New
York, March 30, 2012–Authorities must conduct a thorough and effective
investigation into the attack on the publisher of a Latvian news website that
had run a number of sensitive stories, the Committee to Protect Journalists
said today.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/03/latvian-journalist-assaulted-in-riga.php

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