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A year after Wenzhou, China still censoring disaster stories

24 Jul

Rescuers evacuate a Chinese woman from her home. (AFP)

New York, July 24, 2012–A year after drawing public ire for
censoring coverage of a high-speed train crash, Chinese authorities should
allow journalists to freely cover the aftermath of Saturday’s deadly flooding
in and around the capital, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
International news accounts said 37 people died in Beijing and up to 100 people
nationwide.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/07/a-year-after-wenzhou-china-still-censoring-disaste.php

Nepal – Journalist compensated after unfair dismissal

24 Jul

Ram Prasad Dahal believes that he was sacked in 2005 because of his political beliefs and opposition to the absolute power held by the Nepali monarchy at the time.

via IFEX

Peru – Journalist gets intimidating calls after covering mining conflict

24 Jul

Jacqueline Fowks received two threatening calls of a sexual nature which she believes are related to her comments on the mining conflict in Cajamarca.

via IFEX

Egypt – One worker killed, three injured during protest

24 Jul

Unknown individuals began shooting randomly into the crowd of protesting textile workers.

via IFEX

Ethiopia – Weekly blocked for reporting on Meles’ health

24 Jul

The government ordered that 30,000 copies of Feteh newspaper be blocked for national security reasons after the paper reported that the prime minister had been hospitalised in Brussels.

via IFEX

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