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In Ecuador, Correa verbally attacks El Universo editor

26 Jun

New York, June 26, 2012–The Committee to Protect
Journalists strongly condemns personal attacks made by Ecuadoran President Rafael
Correa on Gustavo Cortez, editor of the leading daily El Universo

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/06/in-ecuador-correa-verbally-attacks-el-universo-edi.php

Journalists imprisoned, threatened in Belarus

26 Jun

New
York, June 26, 2012–Belarusian authorities
should immediately release a critical journalist who was tried, convicted and
sentenced to prison in a single day on a vague charge of hooliganism, the
Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In an unrelated incident, a Belarus
correspondent for the independent Moscow-based newspaper Novaya Gazeta received a threatening package in the mail, the paper
reported.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/06/journalists-imprisoned-threatened-in-belarus.php

Journalist who reported on corruption attacked in Peru

26 Jun

New York, June 26, 2012–Peruvian authorities
must investigate a violent attack on a local TV journalist and ensure the
perpetrators are brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said
today.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/06/journalist-who-reported-on-corruption-attacked-in.php

Turkey – Deaf and mute protester sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment

26 Jun

Mehmet Tahir Ilhan was sentened to eight years and four months in prison for spreading propaganda on behalf of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, following his participation in a demonstration in the southern province of Mersin.

via IFEX

Lebanon – Al-Jadeed TV station attacked by armed men

26 Jun

The attack followed an interview on 24 June with a Salafist sheikh who incited sectarian anger in the country.

via IFEX

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