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Philippines – IFJ concerned by slow reaction to media and human rights violations

19 Jul

The organisation expressed disappointment at the delayed and minor punishment given to the perpetrator of an assault on a radio journalist.

via IFEX

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Blog: Three years on, Natalya Estemirova’s murder unsolved

19 Jul

People pray at the burial of Natalya Estemirova in Chechnya July 16, 2009. (AP/Musa Sadulayev)

Three years ago this week, Natalya Estemirova,
a contributor to the independent newspaper Novaya
Gazeta
and a local staffer for the Moscow-based rights group Memorial, was
murdered in the North Caucasus, Russia’s volatile region, where she was famous
for her work as a defender of human rights. 

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/blog/2012/07/three-years-on-natalya-estemirovas-murder-unsolved.php

Syria – Citizen-journalist arrested in Damascus

19 Jul

A member of the Local Coordination Committee in Homs, Salim Qabbani has made regular appearances on news broadcasts, such as Al-Jazeera.

via IFEX

Russia – Former police colonel indicted in Politkovskaya murder

19 Jul

Retired police Lt. Col. Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov allegedly obtained information about the journalist’s schedule and usual routes, shared that information with gang members recruited to kill her, and acquired the weapons and bullets used in the killing.

via IFEX

Bangladesh – Concern for journalist illegally arrested and beaten

19 Jul

The arrest of Mutafizur Rahman Sumon was prompted by his campaign against impunity for crimes against media workers.

via IFEX

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