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Blog: Ethiopians still looking for answers on Meles

30 Jul

Since I published a blog last week on the
lack of information about the health and whereabouts of Ethiopian Prime
Minister Meles Zenawi, readers have deluged it with comments (over 175 as of
today), reflecting the pent-up interest in the premier’s status and deeply
divided views of his leadership.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/blog/2012/07/ethiopians-still-looking-for-answers-on-meles.php

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South African journalists probed over scandal coverage

30 Jul

The censored November issue of Mail & Guardian. (CPJ)

Johannesburg, July 30, 2012–South African authorities should immediately drop a
criminal investigation against three newspaper journalists who have sought to
report details on a multi-billion-dollar arms scandal, the Committee to Protect
Journalists said today.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/07/south-african-journalists-questioned-over-scandal.php

Mexican daily attacked for the third time this month

30 Jul

New
York, July 30, 2012–Mexican authorities must immediately investigate an arson
attack on the offices of a supplement owned by the daily El Norte, the third attack on an El Norte publication this month, the Committee to Protect
Journalists said today.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/07/mexican-daily-attacked-for-the-third-time-this-mon.php

Tanzanian authorities ban weekly indefinitely

30 Jul

A screen shot of a July edition of MwanaHalisi.

Nairobi, July 30, 2012–The Tanzanian government today
banned indefinitely the critical Swahili-language weekly MwanaHalisi, accusing the paper of
publishing seditious articles, according to local journalists and a statement
by the information ministry. 

The ministry claimed that MwanaHalisi‘s four July editions contained seditious and false material but did not specify particular articles. Under the 1976 Newspaper Act, Tanzanian authorities can suspend a newspaper at will if they deem that it has “seditious intent,” according to CPJ research. MwanaHalisi Chief Editor Jabir Idrissa told CPJ that the paper is considering filing an appeal.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/07/tanzanian-authorities-ban-weekly-indefinitely.php

Mexico must investigate threat against Lydia Cacho

30 Jul

Journalist Lydia Cacho, seen here in a 2006 conference, was threatened by unknown persons on Sunday. (Reuters/Henry Romero)

New York, July 30, 2012–The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by a death threat made Sunday
against Lydia Cacho, the Mexican investigative reporter and author, and calls on
federal authorities to launch a thorough investigation.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/07/mexico-must-investigate-threat-against-lydia-cacho.php

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