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Argentina – Journalist attacked, threatened with having his house burned down

18 Jun

Marcelo Massimini believes the attack is related to a TV report on the unsanitary conditions at a public school in Longchamps and the impact on the students.

via IFEX

Journalist fined for defamation in Egypt

18 Jun

Cairo, June 18, 2012–The Committee to Protect Journalists
condemns the legal action taken against an Egyptian journalist who was fined
for defamation, and calls on the appeals court to reverse the ruling. In an
unrelated incident, authorities briefly detained on Saturday an Egyptian
journalist covering the run-off to the presidential election.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/06/egyptian-journalist-fined-for-defamation.php

Bahrain – Court acquits nine medics, upholds sentences of others

18 Jun

A court of appeal on June 14, 2012 upheld the convictions of nine doctors and medical personnel for transparently political offenses such as “inciting and participating in an illegal gathering.”

via IFEX

Nigerian journalist assaulted in front of military, police

18 Jun

Abuja, June 18, 2012–Nigerian authorities must
investigate the assault on a Nigerian journalist on June 14 and ensure the
perpetrators are brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said
today. News accounts reported that the attack occurred in the presence of
military and police officers who did not come to the journalist’s aid.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/06/nigerian-journalist-assaulted-in-front-of-military.php

Philippines – Foreign journalist, Filipino crew missing in Mindanao

18 Jun

A three-man news team from the Dubai-based Al Arabiya network has been missing since 12 June 2012 in Jolo, an alleged stronghold of Abu Sayyaf.

via IFEX

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