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Caribbean – IPI interview on criminal libel laws in the Caribbean

12 Jun

In an interview with IPI associate Scott Griffen, Wesley Gibbings, President of the Association of Caribbean Media Workers, explains how criminal defamation laws affect the profession of journalism in the Caribbean.

via IFEX

Democratic Republic of Congo – Journalist abducted in Lubumbashi

12 Jun

Franck Fuamba, managing editor of Mining News magazine, was abducted on 6 June by a group of armed men in civilian dress.

via IFEX

Journalist assaulted by police in Ivory Coast

12 Jun

Cybèle Athangba was attacked by police at a protest. (Cybèle Athangba)

New York, June 13, 2012–The Committee to Protect
Journalists condemns the Ivorian police’s assault on a journalist on June 5 and
calls on authorities to ensure the officers are brought to justice.

Two officers attacked Cybèle
Athangba, a reporter with the daily La Nouvelle, while
she was covering a protest
of about 100 police officers in front of the police headquarters in the economic
capital, Abidjan, according to local journalists and news reports. Athangba was among three journalists
who were interviewing officers protesting the alleged embezzlement of funds that
had been deducted from their salaries since 2006 to pay for their housing.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/06/journalist-assaulted-by-police-in-ivory-coast.php

Somalia – Gunmen shoot journalist in Mogadishu

12 Jun

Mohamed’s colleagues took him to a local hospital, where he is in stable condition, according to news reports.

via IFEX

Blog: Amid violence, lack of unity among Honduran journalists

12 Jun

Journalists protest violence against members of the media in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, May 25. (AP/Fernando Antonio)

On May 25, the Honduran press corps took
to the streets
of Tegucigalpa and four other cities to reject the growing
levels of violence against members of the media.  Many marchers donned yellow-and-black
t-shirts emblazoned with the words: “Killing journalists will not kill the
truth.”

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/blog/2012/06/amidst-violence-lack-of-unity-among-honduran-journ.php

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