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Angola – Human Rights Watch report describes political violence, intimidation as elections approach

1 Aug

The government should end its crackdown on peaceful protests and the media with the start of the election campaign on 1 August, says the organisation.

via IFEX

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Radio station attacked, vandalized in Sierra Leone

1 Aug

Radio Gbafth, an
independent community radio station in Tonkolili district, was attacked by supporters of a local politician on July 19, according
to local journalists and the Media
Foundation of West Africa
, a Ghana-based press freedom organization. The
politician, John Raka Conteh, also known as Potas, had been invited as a
panelist on one of the station’s programs to discuss the postponement of the
local election, the reports said.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/08/independent-radio-station-attacked-in-sierra-leone.php

Azerbaijan – Newspaper ordered to pay large fine in defamation case

1 Aug

Yeni Musavat was ordered to pay approximately US$64,000 in damages to the Gilan Gabala Cannery LLC over a story published several times in the newspaper between 2009 and 2011.

via IFEX

Somalia – Prominent satirist gunned down in Mogadishu

1 Aug

Abdi Jeylani Malaq, also known as Marshaale, was the author of several television dramas that were critical of Al-Shabaab.

via IFEX

Rwanda – Journalist cleared after three months in prison

1 Aug

Habarugira Epaphrodite was charged with “spreading genocide ideology” after he mixed up the Kinyarwanda words for “victims” and “survivors,” making it sound as though he approved of the genocide.

via IFEX

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