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Palestine – Security forces assault journalists covering protests

2 Jul

Saed al-Hawari, a photographer for Reuters, was beaten and choked by a plainclothes security officer on 1 July while taking pictures.

via IFEX

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Palestinian security forces assault journalists at protests

2 Jul

A member of the Palestinian security forces scuffles with a journalist in Ramallah Sunday. (Reuters/Mohamad Torokman)

New York, July 2, 2012–The Committee to Protect
Journalists today condemned attacks by Palestinian security forces on at least
four journalists who were covering protests against the Palestinian Authority
in Ramallah on Saturday and Sunday, according to news reports.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/07/palestinian-security-forces-assault-journalists-co.php

Blog: The New York Times takes on China’s censors

2 Jul

Well, that didn’t take long. Just days after The New York Times’ soft launch of its
Chinese-language edition and accompanying microblog accounts, Berkeley-based China Digital Times website reports
that the @nytchinese  Sina Weibo feed is no longer accessible in China,
along with two accounts hosted by Netease
and Sohu. We couldn’t pull them up this
morning from New York, either. 

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/blog/2012/07/the-new-york-times-takes-on-chinas-censors.php

Palestine – Journalist attacked by plainclothes police officers

2 Jul

Mohammed Jaradat was covering a protest against the planned meeting between Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz and the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

via IFEX

Iraq – Authorities threaten to close 47 radio and TV stations

2 Jul

Many journalists and some politicians have criticised the decision as an attempt to gag the media, pointing out that many of the targeted media are noted either for the non-partisan nature of their national coverage or for their frequent criticism of the government.

via IFEX

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