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Anti-press crime amendment offers hope for Mexican press

7 Jun

New York, June 7, 2012-The
Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the final approval yesterday of a
constitutional amendment that makes attacks on the press a federal offense in Mexico, a country where journalists
are regularly targeted for their work.    

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/06/anti-press-crime-amendment-offers-hope-for-mexican.php

US should address press freedom during talks with India

7 Jun

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/06/us-should-address-press-freedom-during-talks-with.php

CPJ hails conviction in journalist murder in El Salvador

7 Jun

Members of the Mara Salvatrucha gang, seen above at a mass in prison, have been charged with the murder of a journalist last year. One was convicted last week. (AP/Luis Romero)

New
York, June 7, 2012–The Committee
to Protect Journalists welcomes the conviction in the 2011 murder of Salvadoran
cameraman Alfredo Antonio Hurtado Núñez,
but calls on authorities to ensure that the other
gunman charged for the crime is brought to justice.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/06/cpj-hails-conviction-in-journalist-murder-in-el-sa.php

Blog: In Pakistan, UN human rights chief meets with Jahangir

7 Jun

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, in
opening remarks at her press conference in Islamabad on Thursday, addressed a wide
range of problems in Pakistan, including those faced by journalists. (The full statement is on
the website of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.) What was
especially gratifying was her mention of meeting with human rights defender and
former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association Asma Jahangir at her
home–a
request we made on Tuesday
of Pillay and E.U. Foreign Policy Chief
Catherine Ashton, who was also on an official trip to Pakistan.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/blog/2012/06/in-pakistan-un-human-rights-chief-meets-with-jahan.php

Tunisia – Anthology of Tunisian Revolution released in French

7 Jun

IFEX-TMG and PEN’s Anthology of freedom of expression, already available in Arabic, has been released in French in Tunisia to honour the writers, activists and photographers who contributed to the struggle for free expression in Tunisia.

via IFEX

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