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Belarus – Journalist Andrzej Poczobut arrested again

21 Jun

Police searched Poczobut’s apartment and took the journalist to the prosecutor’s office where he was interrogated and arrested, according to a colleague.

via IFEX

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Blog: Investigative reporting and Kyrgyzstan’s selective justice

21 Jun

At a Bishkek roundtable Tuesday called “The Fourth
Estate: Rule of the Game,” Almambet Shykmamatov, Kyrgyzstan’s justice minister,
encouraged local reporters to expose government corruption, local press reported. The
minister said authorities would follow up on such reports, grant security to
investigative journalists, and might even pay them up to 20 percent of the
funds that corrupt officials return to state coffers.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/blog/2012/06/investigative-reporting-and-kyrgyzstans-selective.php

Iraq – Concern about journalist missing in Iraqi Kurdistan

21 Jun

Mouloud Anfand, the editor of the controversial magazine Kurd-Israel, has been missing since 9 June in Iraq’s northern Kurdistan region.

via IFEX

Syria – Skype Trojan targets citizen journalists, activists

21 Jun

The spyware can surreptitiously record keystrokes and screen views while giving the intruder clandestine remote access to the target computer.

via IFEX

China – Fears for dissident writer Li Bifeng

21 Jun

The activist, novelist and poet has been held since September 2011 for alleged economic crimes, although he is believed to be targeted for his peaceful opposition activism.

via IFEX

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