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Algeria – Four human rights activists detained

22 Jun

The activists were detained on charges of peaceful assembly, when calling for the release of another detained activist, Abdel-Qader Kharba.

via IFEX

CPJ Internet Channel: What to do if Google warns of state-sponsored attack

22 Jun

Some journalists continue to receive the warning from Google
about state-sponsored attacks that we mentioned
last week
. The message appears on top of logged-in services like Gmail.
Occasionally it will disappear for a few hours and then reappear, but there is
no way to remove it.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/internet/2012/06/what-to-do-if-google-warns-of-state-sponsored-atta.php

Benin – Newspapers sanctioned for coverage of officials

22 Jun

Throughout December 2011, Benin’s state-run media regulatory agency summoned more than a dozen newspapers to public hearings and handed them sanctions ranging from a public apology to indefinite suspension, according to news reports.

via IFEX

Sudan – Three journalists detained over three-day period

22 Jun

The journalists were covering recent protests against rising fuel prices in Khartoum, reports said.

via IFEX

Nigeria – National Summit on FOI Act communique

22 Jun

Representatives of key stakeholders met to develop strategies and action plans for effective implementation of the country’s FOI Act.

via IFEX

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