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Ecuador – Government communications department photographer threatened

28 Jun

Yadira Romo filed a complaint with the Public Prosecutor’s Office saying she received a death threat after photographing a dispute between two journalists.

via IFEX

International – IPI World Congress opens with roll-call of 72 journalists killed

28 Jun

This is shaping up to be the deadliest year for journalists since IPI began keeping records 15 years ago, with a total of 72 journalists already having lost their lives in 2012, including 20 reporters and citizen journalists who died covering the conflict in Syria.

via IFEX

Journalist in Mali detained for eight days over article

28 Jun

Habi Baby

Habi Baby, an editor of the weekly Caravane, was arrested by soldiers at his home in Bamako, the capital, on June 12, after he published a story critical of Mali’s security forces, according to local journalists and news reports.

In the column, published in the monthly Aujourd’hui la résistance, Baby criticized the conditions of a jail where he had been detained for two weeks by the State Security, Mali’s intelligence agency, on suspicion of being linked with separatist rebels controlling the northeastern self-declared independent territory of Azawad.

Baby was released without charge on June 20 after spending eight days in detention at the State Security and the Judicial Investigative Brigade, where he was kept for questioning, Agence France-Presse reported.

from Committee to Protect Journalists

Blog: What China’s Weibo censorship does, and does not, reveal

28 Jun

A flurry of research on Weibo censorship underscores what we
already know about the Chinese company Sina’s microblog service–with a few
surprises thrown in. 

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/blog/2012/06/what-chinas-weibo-censorship-does-and-does-not-rev.php

Tunisia – Amid violence and fundamentalist pressure, hopes fade for new media laws

28 Jun

The reform movement that began after the revolution has ground to a halt.

via IFEX

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