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Sudan restricts protest coverage, cracks down on press

20 Jul

Sudanese journalists protest the recent crackdown on the press. (AFP/Ashraf Shazly)

New
York, July 20, 2012–Authorities in Sudan must stop their crackdown on press
coverage of the ongoing protests in Khartoum and allow the media to report
independently without fear of retaliation, the Committee to Protect Journalists
said today. At least two journalists have been detained without charge; a third
journalist’s whereabouts are unknown, although local news accounts say the
reporter may be in state custody. In addition, authorities have confiscated
particular editions of at least three newspapers and also banned a daily from
publishing, news reports said.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/07/sudan-restricts-protest-coverage-cracks-down-on-pr.php

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CPJ Internet Channel: Face-blurring comes into focus for journalists

20 Jul

This week, YouTube
announced a feature that should catch the eye of video journalists and bloggers
working in dangerous conditions. After uploading a video to YouTube, you can
now deploy a “blur faces” post-production tool that, in theory,
should disguise the visual identity of everyone on the screen. The Hindu
newspaper has an
excellent how-to guide for their
readers.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/internet/2012/07/face-blurring-comes-into-focus-for-journalists.php

Mexico – Nuevo Día journalist gets death threats in Sonora

20 Jul

Hiram González Machi said that in previous break-ins the criminals had stolen valuable items. This time, however, nothing was taken; the only evidence was damage to his property and the threat “Reporter, you’re going to die”.

via IFEX

Turkey – Court orders Yuruyus journalists’ release

20 Jul

The five journalists have spent 18 months behind bars on terrorism-related charges.

via IFEX

Singapore – Yale University to curtail rights on new campus

20 Jul

Yale’s acceptance of Singaporean restrictions on basic rights at the new Yale-National University of Singapore campus shows a disturbing disregard for free speech, says Human Rights Watch.

via IFEX

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