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China – Authorities censor all talk of Tiananmen Square anniversary

6 Jun

Less than a week after Google unveiled a feature to help Chinese Internet users dodge censorship, China has blocked all Internet access to search terms relating to the 23rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre (4 June 1989), report the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

via IFEX

Two Peruvian journalists found guilty of defamation

6 Jun

New
York, June 6, 2012–An appeals court in Peru must overturn the guilty verdict handed
down yesterday to two Peruvian journalists charged with defamation, the
Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/06/two-peruvian-journalists-found-guilty-of-defamatio.php

Europe and Central Asia – New Freedom House report says Hungary, Ukraine at forefront of democratic decline in Central and Eastern Europe

6 Jun

At a time of growing economic uncertainty, the report warns of rising anti-democratic tendencies in Hungary and Ukraine that have the potential to take root elsewhere in the region.

via IFEX

Egypt – Verdicts, lifting of emergency law not enough to guarantee free expression, say IFEX members

6 Jun

This past week, Egypt’s 30-year-old emergency law expired and former President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison for failing to stop the killing of protesters during Egypt’s uprising. Yet the future for free expression in Egypt remains in doubt, say the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) and other IFEX members.

via IFEX

Honduras – Unprecedented arrests of suspects in journalist’s murder

6 Jun

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and IFEX’s member in Honduras Comité por la Libre Expresión (C-Libre) welcomed the unprecedented arrests of 10 suspects linked to the kidnapping and murder of a radio reporter whose body was found last month.

via IFEX

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