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Tunisia – IFEX-TMG salutes work of INRIC as media freedom body shuts down over obstruction

9 Jul

IFEX-TMG is deeply concerned by the prevailing uncertainty and obstruction that have led the independent media body, INRIC, to close its doors; in addition to a smear campaign against INRIC and its President.

via IFEX

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In Sudan, journalists detained after covering protests

9 Jul

A screen shot from AFP TV shows Sudanese demonstrators protesting in Khartoum on Friday. (AFP)

New
York, July 9, 2012–Sudanese authorities must immediately release two
journalists who were taken into custody nearly a week ago after covering
anti-government protests in Khartoum, the Committee to Protect Journalists said
today. The whereabouts or any charges against the journalists have not been
disclosed.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/07/in-sudan-journalists-detained-after-covering-prote.php

In Mali, masked gunmen kidnap, beat journalist

9 Jul

Unidentified armed men wearing
masks abducted Abdrahmane Keïta, editor of the private bi-weekly L’Aurore, in a public square in Bamako, the capital,
at about 8:30 p.m. on July 2, according to local journalists and news reports. The gunmen
dragged Keïta onto their vehicle while repeatedly kicking and beating him with
truncheons, the reports said.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/07/in-mali-masked-gunmen-kidnap-beat-journalist.php

International – UN Human Rights Council condemns abuses in Eritrea, Belarus

9 Jul

However, the rights body stopped short of recommending the Syria situation be referred to the International Criminal Court, Human Rights Watch noted.

via IFEX

Brazil – Sports journalist shot to death

9 Jul

According to witnesses, Valério Luiz de Oliveira had received threats about his opinions on the Goiás football club and the team’s fans.

via IFEX

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