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Armed men shoot at the offices of Pakistan’s Aaj TV

25 Jun

New
York, June 25, 2012–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today’s
attack on the offices of a Pakistani television outlet and calls on authorities
to immediately investigate the attack and bring the perpetrators to justice.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/06/armed-men-shoot-at-offices-of-pakistans-aaj-tv.php

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Journalist in the Gambia detained beyond legal limit

25 Jun

Abdulhamid Adiamoh (The Point)

Abuja, Nigeria, June 25, 2012–The
Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Gambian authorities to immediately
release or charge a journalist who has been in detention without charge longer
than the country’s limit of 72 hours.

Abdulhamid Adiamoh, the managing editor of
privately-owned Today
newspaper, was arrested
Wednesday in connection with an opinion article, “Counsel sidesteps issues in
cross-examination of [vice chancellor of the University of The Gambia ] Professor
Kah,” in which he criticized a defense lawyer in the criminal trial
of a former lecturer at the university.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/06/journalist-in-the-gambia-detained-beyond-legal-lim.php

Jamaica – Jamaican ministers tell IPI that criminal defamation can be repealed this year

25 Jun

The ministers agreed with IPI that journalists shouldn’t go to prison for defamation, noting that there other ways of dealing (with this issue rather) than using criminal courts.

via IFEX

Kiribati – Newspaper closedown a blow for news choices, says PFF

25 Jun

Auckland-based Kiribati Independent publisher and editor Taberannang Korauaba will retain the online edition of the paper but has stopped print circulation in Kiribati while police follow up on complaints linking to the newspaper’s registration status.

via IFEX

Azerbaijan – Freedom of expression situation worsens in aftermath of Eurovision

25 Jun

Since Eurovision ended, critical journalists and activists have been targeted and the authorities have adopted repressive legislation aimed at further limiting free expression rights, says the International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan.

via IFEX

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