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Tibet (China) – Authorities attempt to seal off Tibet from outside information

13 Jul

Restrictions on news, media and communications in Tibet have been stepped up by Chinese authorities in the lead-up to the 18th Party Congress.

via IFEX

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Sri Lanka – Authorities must ensure security of journalist under threat, says IFJ

13 Jul

Shantha Priyadarshana Wijesooriya, an investigative journalist who has covered human rights issues and official malfeasance, was the target of an attempted abduction.

via IFEX

In Mali, masked gunmen seize, assault publisher

13 Jul

Abuja, Nigeria, July 13, 2012–Armed, masked assailants abducted and
beat a veteran journalist in Mali on Thursday, leaving him with a broken hand
and other injuries, according to news
reports
and local journalists. 

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/07/in-mali-masked-gunmen-seize-assault-publisher.php

Ethiopia sentences Eskinder, 6 others on terror charges

13 Jul

From left: Eskinder, Abebe Gellaw, Mesfin, Abiye, Fasil, and Abebe Belew.

Nairobi, July 13, 2012–An Ethiopian court today handed down heavy prison sentences to six journalists convicted on vague terrorism charges, local journalists and news reports said. Award-winning blogger Eskinder Nega got an 18-year term; the others live in exile and were sentenced in absentia.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/07/ethiopia-sentences-eskinder-six-others-on-terror-c.php

Bahrain – Opposition activists testify about torture for first time

13 Jul

The activists have described details of the torture inflicted upon them to force confessions, and they have named the officials involved in torturing them including the son of the king, Nasser Bin Hamad.

via IFEX

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