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Togo – “La Nouvelle” newspaper banned

25 Jul

The regulatory body questioned the legitimacy of the privately-owned newspaper and accused its managing editor of flouting provisions of the Press and Communication code.

via IFEX

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Mexico – Need for transparency on secret surveillance contracts

25 Jul

According to a July 16 press report, the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) – the body that oversees Mexico’s Army and Air Force – awarded five surveillance contracts from March 2011 – 2012, without opening them up to bid.

via IFEX

Crime reporter reported missing in Veracruz

25 Jul

New
York, July 25, 2012–Mexican authorities must immediately investigate the disappearance
of a crime photojournalist who was last seen on Thursday, the Committee to
Protect Journalists said today. Miguel Morales Estrada worked in Veracruz,
which has become Mexico’s most dangerous state for the press, according to CPJ
research.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/07/crime-reporter-reported-missing-in-veracruz.php

Blog: Death of Oswaldo Payá is a loss for Cuban dissidence

25 Jul

Hundreds attended the funeral of Oswaldo Payá, a Cuban activist, on Monday. (AFP/Adalberto Roque)

A friend delivered the shocking news in a telephone
call on Sunday. Oswaldo Payá, an activist and a tireless advocate for freedom
of expression, had died in a car accident that afternoon. 

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/blog/2012/07/death-of-oswaldo-paya-is-a-loss-for-cuban-dissiden.php

China – A year after Wenzhou, China still censoring disaster stories

25 Jul

Authorities were urged to allow journalists to freely cover the aftermath of the recent deadly flooding in and around the capital.

via IFEX

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