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Venezuela – Abuse of power under Chávez takes toll on media freedom

17 Jul

The report documents how the accumulation of power in the executive and the erosion of human rights protections have allowed the Chávez government to intimidate, censor, and prosecute critics and perceived opponents.

via IFEX

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Blog: Afghanistan: draft media law slowed, but not stopped

17 Jul

For now, the Afghan government’s apparent attempt at
railroading through a less-than-media-friendly new Mass Media Law without
consultation seems to have been sidelined, though not derailed. On Sunday in
Kabul, representatives of the Ministry of Information and Culture received
recommendations
from civil society workers and journalists, including some
from the provinces, which were drawn up at a June 27 meeting organized by Internews‘s Nai
Media Institute in Afghanistan
.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/blog/2012/07/afghanistan-draft-media-law-slowed-but-not-stopped.php

Libyan journalists released after nine days

17 Jul

Abdala Fassouk, the father of Abdelqadir Fassouk, holds a picture of the two cameramen. (AP/Manu Brabo)

New York, July 17, 2012–The Committee to Protect Journalists
welcomes the release of two Libyan television journalists who were kidnapped on
July 7 after covering the country’s first elections in decades.

Abdelqadir Fassouk, a reporter and cameraman for the private Misurata-based
Tobacts TV station, and Yusuf Badi, a cameraman for the same station, were released
on Monday, according to news reports. The journalists were headed back to the
station after covering the country’s historic parliamentary elections from the
city of Mizdah when they were kidnapped near the city of Bani Walid, news
reports said.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/07/libyan-journalists-released-after-nine-days.php

Libya – Two TV journalists freed after negotiations

17 Jul

The intense negotiations for their release involved the National Transitional Council, the prime minister and many tribal elders.

via IFEX

Philippines – Gunman convicted in attempted murder of broadcaster

17 Jul

Bernardo Aguilar was accused in the March 2009 shooting of radio journalist Nilo Labares.

via IFEX

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