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Mali – Journalist Habi Baby released after eight days in illegal detention

22 Jun

Habi Baby, arrested at his home by armed men on 12 June for the second time in a month, was released without charge on 20 June.

via IFEX

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The Gambia – Police detain newspaper editor

22 Jun

Abdul Hamid Adiamoh, managing editor of the privately-owned Today newspaper, was detained by police over alleged contempt of court.

via IFEX

Ghana – Rights groups demand immediate passage of Right to Information Bill

22 Jun

Rights groups organised a national conference in Accra to intensify their long campaign for passage into law of the long-delayed bill.

via IFEX

Venezuela – Journalist receives death threats at university event

22 Jun

Leonardo León told IPYS-Venezuela that he believes the threats and insults came in the aftermath of his radio program where he denounced the illegal situation of university workers, as well as the coverage of University Councils.

via IFEX

Peru – Critical journalist attacked and seriously wounded in Cusco

22 Jun

Journalist Jaime Alfredo Núñez del Prado Salinas has consistently accused the local mayor of corruption related to municipally-owned sand quarries.

via IFEX

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