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Russian parliament votes to recriminalize defamation

11 Jul

Russian lawmakers attend a session of the lower house of parliament on July 6, 2012. (AP/Misha Japaridze)

New York, July 11, 2012–The Committee to Protect
Journalists is concerned over Russia’s moves to return defamation to the
criminal code, and calls on the parliament to reject the restrictive bill on its
second reading. 

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/07/russian-parliament-votes-to-recriminalize-defamati.php

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Three Mexican news outlets targeted in one day

11 Jul

Soldiers stand in front of the offices of a news outlet that was attacked early Tuesday morning. (AFP/Julio Cesar Aguilar)

New
York, July 11, 2012–Unknown assailants using explosives, grenades, and guns
attacked three news outlets in northern Mexico on Tuesday, causing property
damage but no injuries, according to news reports.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/07/three-mexican-news-outlets-targeted-in-one-day.php

Sudan – Authorities must stop torture, ill-treatment of demonstrators

11 Jul

Reports indicate that at least 100 people remain in detention in Khartoum alone, a majority of whom are being held in National Security Services detention centers, well known for the use of ill-treatment and torture.

via IFEX

Japan – Nuclear industry entrepreneur seeks massive damages from freelancer

11 Jul

Freelance journalist Minoru Tanaka is being targeted for his article investigating collusion between the entrepreneur, politicians, nuclear plant construction companies and TEPCO, the company that owns the ill-fated Fukushima-Daiichi plant.

via IFEX

Former Ethiopian state radio journalist released

11 Jul

Abdulsemed Mohammed (Courtesy Abdulsemed)

Nairobi, July 11, 2012–A veteran Ethiopian state journalist
who was twice imprisoned on vague corruption and copyright charges and recently
convicted on the lesser charge was released today on account of a reduced
sentence, local journalists said.

A panel of judges at the Lideta Federal High Court in the
capital, Addis Ababa, sentenced Abdulsemed
Mohammed
, a former senior producer with government-controlled broadcaster
Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency (ERTA),
to three and half years in prison but said he could go free on account of time
already served. The judges also put Abdulsemed on probation for two years, the
local journalists said.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/07/former-ethiopian-state-radio-journalist-released.php

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