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Gunmen shoot Somali journalist in Mogadishu

11 Jun

Radio journalist Mohamed Nur Mohamed was shot twice on Friday. (Radio Bar-Kulan)

Nairobi, June 11,
2012–A Somali radio journalist was shot by two gunmen in Mogadishu on
Friday, according to news reports. Mohamed Nur Mohamed, who was hit twice in
the abdomen, survived the attack, the reports said.

Mohamed, a
correspondent for Radio
Bar-Kulan
, a U.N.-sponsored radio broadcaster with headquarters in Nairobi, was walking
home in the Hamarjajab neighborhood of the capital when the gunmen attacked
him and then fled the scene, local journalists told CPJ. Mohamed’s colleagues
took him to a local hospital, where he is in stable condition, according to
news reports. It is unclear if the attack was related to his work.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/06/gunmen-shoot-somali-journalist-in-mogadishu.php

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Blog: Media under pressure in Afghanistan

11 Jun

Danish Karokhel (AP/Stuart Ramson)

Danish Karokhel,
who won a CPJ International Press Freedom Award in 2008, messaged this morning
concerned that the news agency he runs, Pajhwok
Afghan News
, and some other media outlets have been referred to the Attorney
General’s Office by the Ministry of Information and Culture for reporting on an
alleged bribery scandal involving a member of Parliament. The action was taken
by the ministry’s Media Monitoring Commission, and could lead to criminal
charges.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/blog/2012/06/media-under-pressure-in-afghanistan.php

Ethiopia – Government steps up censorship, digital surveillance

11 Jun

The country’s only ISP has installed a system for blocking access to the Tor network, which lets users browse anonymously and access blocked sites.

via IFEX

Mexico – Crime reporter disappears in Saltillo, Coahuila

11 Jun

Journalist Stephania Cardoso has gone missing, along with her two year old son; Cardoso covers crime news for the newspapers Zócalo Saltillo and Calibre 57, in the state of Coahuila.

via IFEX

Blog: In China, press rights equal press control

11 Jun

A police officer films members of the media gathered outside the Beijing hospital where Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng was staying on May 3. (AFP/Ed Jones)

China’s state news agency Xinhua published the full
text
of the state council’s National Human Rights Action Plan 2012-15 on
Monday. There is no section dedicated to press freedom. But the most striking
omissions can be found in the text itself.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/blog/2012/06/in-china-press-rights-equal-press-control.php

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