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Peru – Five journalists assaulted on first day of state of emergency declared because of anti-mining protests

5 Jul

IPYS received a report that a National Police officer beat the director of the newspaper El Mercurio, Ramiro Sánchez, with his baton.

via IFEX

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China – Journalist in northern Sha’anxi province suspended for raising corruption questions

5 Jul

Shi Junrong was suspended from duty after raising corruption questions involving the Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party for the township of Dali.

via IFEX

Vietnam – Blogger arrested, whereabouts unknown

5 Jul

According to information received by SEAPA, Huynh Thuc Vy was arrested after she and her husband were interrogated by police in connection with their participation in a protest.

via IFEX

Editor of Talysh paper further targeted in Azerbaijan

5 Jul

New York, July 5, 2012–Authorities in
Azerbaijan should drop new, politically motivated charges against Hilal
Mamedov, chief editor of a paper serving ethnic Talysh, and release him
immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/07/editor-of-talysh-paper-further-targeted-in-azerbai.php

Blog: Afghan donors must address media repression

5 Jul

Afghan President Hamid Karzai, left, is welcomed by Japan's Emperor Akihito in Tokyo in 2010. Japan is one of Afghanistan's biggest donors. (AP/Koji Sasahara)

One thing that had better be high on the agenda this weekend
at the meeting of 70 or so international aid donors for Afghanistan in Tokyo is
the recently
released official draft version
of the Mass Media Law (a copy of the draft
can be found here).
I mentioned the new draft in a June blog, “Afghan
media is under political and economic pressure
.” The real thing is even
worse than expected. 

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/blog/2012/07/afghan-donors-must-address-media-repression.php

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