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Russia – Thousands call for Putin’s resignation amid raids, free assembly crackdown

13 Jun

Thousands of Russian anti-government protesters risked hefty fines and took part in a major rally in Moscow yesterday calling for President Vladimir Putin’s resignation and for new elections to be held.

via IFEX

Ukraine – IFEX members shine light on dirty rights record of Euro 2012 hosts

13 Jun

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its European arm are asking journalists at the Euro 2012 football tournament to look beyond the glitzy new stadiums in the host country Ukraine and see how their colleagues have been the victims of threats, attacks and censorship.

via IFEX

CPJ calls on Somaliland president to end press crackdown

13 Jun

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/06/cpj-calls-on-somaliland-president-to-end-crackdown.php

Syria – Citizen journalists bear human cost of uprising

13 Jun

Five citizen journalists were killed in two days in Syria last month, cementing the country’s position as the world’s worst for journalists in 2012, say the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the International Press Institute (IPI) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

via IFEX

Kyrgyzstan – New CPJ report highlights injustice, torture in Askarov case

13 Jun

Investigative reporter and human rights defender Azimjon Askarov had embarrassed officials time and again with his reporting on law enforcement abuses. When ethnic unrest broke out in June 2010, authorities struck back with a vengeance.

via IFEX

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