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News site blocked after covering Tajik official’s murder

24 Jul

New
York, July 24, 2012–Authorities in Tajikistan blocked domestic access to the independent
regional news website Asia-Plus on Monday after the outlet
reported on the murder of a high-ranking security official and its aftermath, according to news
reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the government to
immediately restore access to the site.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/07/news-site-blocked-after-covering-tajik-officials-m.php

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Blog: #Maldives media debate unfolds on Twitter

24 Jul

It started at 6:34 p.m.
Monday. Abdulla Riyaz (@riyazabdulla), whose Twitter bio describes him as commissioner
of the Maldives Police Service (MPS), published the following on his personal
account: “MPS decides NOT to cooperate to Raajje TV [sic]. A statement will be
released today.”

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/blog/2012/07/maldives-media-debate-unfolds-on-twitter.php

International – ARTICLE 19 Artist Alert: June 2012

24 Jul

The report highlights cases of artists around the world whose right to freedom of expression has been curtailed and abused, and seeks to more effectively promote and defend freedom to create.

via IFEX

Philippines – Journalists urge Rules of Court review to combat impunity

24 Jul

The slow progress of the Ampatuan Massacre trial is typical of how the rules governing Philippine legal procedures have resulted in the delay of the prosecution of suspected wrong-doers, including those accused in heinous crimes.

via IFEX

Nepal – Journalist target of alleged murder plot

24 Jul

In an audio recording of a conversation, a police inspector can be heard ordering an attack on journalist Abadhes Kumar Jha.

via IFEX

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