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DRC denies entry to independent Belgian journalist

10 Jul

Thierry Michel was denied entry into the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday. (AFP/Thierry Charlier)

Abuja, Nigeria, July 10, 2012–A
Belgian journalist who released a critical documentary on the murder of a human
rights activist was denied entry into the Democratic Republic of the Congo on
Sunday. The Committee to Protect Journalists denounces the country’s decision
to block Thierry Michel entry into the country for what seems to be an attempt
to silence critical journalism.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/07/drc-denies-entry-to-belgian-journalist-filmmaker.php

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Libyan journalists kidnapped after covering elections

10 Jul

New York, July 10, 2012–Libyan authorities must establish the
whereabouts of two journalists kidnapped on Saturday and do all in their power
to secure their safe release, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
The journalists were abducted on their way to the city of Misurata after
covering the country’s first elections in decades, according to news reports.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/07/two-libyan-journalists-kidnapped-after-covering-el.php

Tibet (China) – China celebrates Dalai Lama’s birthday by cutting communications in Tibetan region

10 Jul

Both text messaging and internet access was disabled for two days in Ganzi prefecture, a Tibetan autonomous region in western Sichuan province.

via IFEX

Vietnam – Clinton urged to spotlight Internet freedom during visit to Hanoi

10 Jul

The US secretary of state should press Vietnam to tear down its web firewall and release imprisoned bloggers, said Human Rights Watch.

via IFEX

Iran – Lives of several imprisoned journalists, bloggers in danger

10 Jul

RSF calls for the immediate and unconditional release of journalists and bloggers arrested for reporting news and information, a legitimate activity, or for exercising their right to free expression.

via IFEX

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