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Mexico – Arrest of suspect in US cameraman’s 2006 murder greeted with caution

1 Jun

Coming nearly six years after Will’s murder during a wave of unrest that was crushed violently by the Oaxaca state authorities, this new development has so far failed to dispel all the doubts and suspicion surrounding the case.

via IFEX

Argentina – Journalist threatened at gunpoint by radio station intruder

1 Jun

Gustavo Tinetti told FOPEA he thinks the incident is related to an investigation he is doing on the 9 de Julio mayor, Walter R. Battistella, and accusations of tax evasion.

via IFEX

Azerbaijan – IRFS calls on Hillary Clinton to raise rights issues on upcoming visit

1 Jun

In Azerbaijan, journalists are threatened, attacked and killed with impunity. This must change, says IRFS.

via IFEX

Russia – Putin in Paris: Censorship and repression are part of his political model, says RSF

1 Jun

On the occasion of the Russian president’s European tour, RSF and international activists staged protests to draw attention to Russia’s poor human rights record.

via IFEX

Syria – Number of citizen journalists killed and arrested rises daily

1 Jun

The young Syrian filmmaker Bassel Shahade was shot dead by a sniper in the Bab Saba district of Homs on 29 May 2012. Shahade studied photography in the United States before returning to his home country at the start of the popular uprising.

via IFEX

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