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Togolese reporter attacked while covering protest

6 Jul

Atayi Ayi, after the attack. (AFreePress)

Abuja, Nigeria, July 6, 2012–The Committee to Protect
Journalists condemns an attack on a Togolese journalist who was trying to cover
a demonstration on Monday and calls on authorities to immediately investigate
and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Atayi Ayi, a
reporter for the daily Forum de la Semaine, was taking photographs of a protest in Lomé, the capital, when two
groups of unidentified demonstrators beat him and seized his camera, he told
CPJ. The journalist said he was wearing a vest that identified him as press.
The attack left him with injuries to his right eye, a bloody
nose, and bruises all over his body, Ayi told CPJ. He was rescued by a police
officer and reported the incident to the police the same day, he said. His
camera was recovered by the police, he said.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/07/togolese-reporter-attacked-while-covering-protest.php

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Philippines – Broadcaster threatened

6 Jul

The broadcaster began receiving threatening text messages after discussing allegedly illegal activities at the local land transportation office in May.

via IFEX

Democratic Republic of Congo – Journalist detained by army colonel

6 Jul

Bruno Kabwe was arrested on 22 June and stands accused of having made “rude” comments about colonel Jean-Marie Izumbu, the commander of the 61st Brigade of the armed forces.

via IFEX

Israel – Uri Blau reaches plea bargain with Tel Aviv district attorney

6 Jul

The “Haaretz” reporter will plead guilty to illegally possessing classified documents in exchange for a sentence of four months of community service.

via IFEX

Blog: Ugandan press finds unexpected ally in judiciary

6 Jul

Police confront Daily Monitor journalist Yusufu Muziransa. (Daily Monitor)

With a medical drip attached to his hand,
camped outside police headquarters along Parliamentary Avenue in Uganda’
capital, Kampala, William
Ntege
was determined to get his video cameras back. Police had beaten
Ntege, a journalist with the private broadcaster WBS, and damaged two of his
cameras as he covered elections last year, according to local
reports
.  “I am here for my two
cameras that were destroyed by the Ugandan police. We are fed up,” read a
placard Ntege held up to passing police and the public last week before being
invited in by the police for negotiations, according to local journalists. 

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/blog/2012/07/ugandan-press-finds-unexpected-ally-in-judiciary.php

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