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New revelations about Eiraeiro prison camp; journalist Seyoum Tsehaye held in hellish conditions
"Oakland Post" publisher target of murder plot amid complications in probe of editor's murder
Five journalists and newspaper editor charged with defamation; two reporters beaten while covering protest
Dissident Hu Jia formally charged for "inciting subversion"
Newspaper editor receives barrage of telephoned death threats
Charges brought against two cartoonists may signal increasing censorship, fears CRN
Wave of defamation lawsuits filed by evangelical church members a clear attempt to intimidate the press, says ARTICLE 19
Government denies publishing licences to five journalists; two Eritrean journalists remain held incommunicado
Newspaper editor allegedly the target of assassination plot
CAPSULE REPORT: CPJ concerned for state of press freedom across continent
ARTICLE 19 calls on authorities to lift ongoing suspension of website
Bomb hurled at FM radio station in Birgunj
Journalists, media houses subject to death threats; government threatens to investigate media; media organisations file lawsuit over government's broadcasting ban
Magazine faces libel suit by political leader, its director assaulted after court appearance
President files lawsuit against editor of independent weekly for translating and publishing critical report
Radio journalist receives threats after reporting on alleged mismanagement by Nazca mayor's administration
Senate debates tougher penalties for online press offences as Chamber of Deputies seeks decriminalisation
Sympathisers of mayoralty candidate mistreat journalists in Cancún
Cameraman held by Hamas' armed wing for two days
Human Rights Watch calls for release of "gravely ill" political prisoner jailed for criticising government
Police arrest, briefly detain journalists covering protests in Basel, Berne
Al-Forat TV cameraman killed by roadside bomb, reporter and assistant wounded; two TV crews roughed up by police
Stones thrown at German TV crew trying to interview imprisoned dissident's wife; reporter beaten in Wuhan
Authorities capture suspect in attempted murder of journalist
Ministry agents and Acapulco police officers under scrutiny for irregularities in investigation of journalist's murder
Journalists file suits to stop threats of arrest; court issues order against harassment
Journalist doused by police water cannon while covering Mapuche demonstration in Santiago
Police arrest dissident blogger at Rangoon Internet café; poet moved to notorious Insein prison
Journalist followed by vehicles that tried to hit him; armed men break into another journalist's home
Broadcaster jailed in libel case
Al-Jazeera reporter and cameraman arrested and questioned by authorities for reporting on farm workers; recording confiscated
MEDIA BEING SILENCED AS POLITICAL CRISIS INTENSIFIES
JOURNALIST KILLED IN LANDMINE BLAST
TEN JOURNALISTS ARRESTED FOR COVERING PROTEST
CHURCH SUES JOURNALIST, NEWSPAPER
TWO MEDIA WORKERS ATTACKED PER MONTH IN LIBERIA, CEMESP REPORT FINDS
2007 WORST YEAR FOR EGYPTIAN MEDIA SINCE INDEPENDENCE, SAYS HRINFO
NOMINATIONS WANTED FOR INTERNATIONAL FREEDOM TO PUBLISH PRIZE
HOW TO GET AROUND WEB 2.0 CENSORSHIP
Chief justice's "advisory" discouraging prison sentences for libel convictions provokes debate on his mandate
Member of journalists' organisation receives death threat, fired over colleague's prize-winning photograph of Veracruz official
Victory over impunity "within reach" in Lindor murder, says RSF, after seven are convicted in absentia
Outspoken former MP among those arrested during wave of "blatant repression of any independent expression," reports Freedom House
Ten pro-democracy activists including two journalists risk three to 15 years in prison
Sudanese football players attack Egyptian TV crew
Four journalists and cameramen arrested for "disobeying a police order"
Gunmen attack director of critical Veracruz-based daily
Associate editor of Tamil newspaper stabbed
Newspaper's chairman, his daughter and local distributor arrested at state governor's behest
Outspoken radio station owner victim of assassination attempt
Protesters prevent journalists in the capital from working, assault some, damage media vehicles
CAPSULE REPORT: "Parallel powers" continuously violate free expression, says CERIGUA report
Television news director spied upon by police; media outlets, journalist attacked
National Assembly president accuses media outlets of misreporting, threatens investigation; demonstrators harass television crew
Radio journalist receives death threat in Villavicencio following critical coverage of municipal contract
Newspaper editor sentenced to six months in prison on charges of libel, insult and "incitement to revolt"
"Khural" reporter convicted of slander, sentenced to "corrective labour"; WPFC urges president to free jailed journalists
Writer-journalist found dead
Four activists face charges for criticising Soviet statue removal
Journalist detained while covering protest, charged with "obstructing police"
Journalist killed by remote-controlled landmine on his way to press conference
High government official advocates censorship, return of criminal defamation laws
Radio journalist detained, assaulted by abusive official's security guard while covering public event
Chicken farmers assault journalist over bird flu report
Journalist brutally beaten, threatened with murder by PRI militants in Chiapas
Police arrest 10 journalists covering violent protest in Ingushetia, severely beat one, confiscate recording equipment
Journalist knifed following death threats
Ban on RFI broadcasts lifted after 10 days
Radio director released after three days in prison, station still closed; IFJ calls for authorities to end media repression
Two cartoonists under investigation for caricatures deemed insulting to the president, could face four years in prison
Mounting criticism of young journalist's death sentence
More websites apparently blocked
Newspaper publisher threatened with death over report about alleged police extortion
IPI welcomes Constitutional Court decision limiting application of right of reply against print media
Palestinian snipers fire on Israeli TV crew near Gaza border
Imprisoned journalist U Win Tin hospitalised
Barrancabermeja journalist apparent target of paramilitary murder attempt, authorities release suspects
Massacre of journalists, allegedly by military, still unpunished after 25 years; IFJ calls for action
Newspaper vehicle vandalised by anti-government protesters
Authorities block access to yet another independent news website
Free expression issue at stake in journalist's appeal against contempt verdict, says CJFE
CPJ condemns one-day closed door trial of journalist charged with "subversion"
Journalist and newspaper facing at least 28 separate lawsuits over critical article on church's business empire
"Proceso" journalist summoned by Veracruz State Prosecutor, questioned about sources
ECHR orders government to compensate free expression activist for imprisonment over statement on conscientious objector
Another journalist held by US military
Two French journalists and their driver released
Novel banned for allegedly defaming historic religious figure
Nightmare ends for two journalists; newspaper banned
Hindu fundamentalists ransack TV station in Gujarat
Editor beaten for distributing pamphlet; photojournalist beaten, injured for photographing her beating
Newspaper group harassed for denouncing corruption
Poet arrested, journal reprimanded, over poem allegedly insulting senior junta member
Veracruz-based "La Jornada" journalist burgled twice, intimidation suspected
CAPSULE REPORT: Violence against journalists, prosecution of media on the rise in 2007, says AJI
Another website blocked as junta continues to restrict Internet access
Nine small newspapers fined for "influencing judiciary" in case of murdered publishing house employees; journalists investigated for publishing information on same case
Young journalist sentenced to death for "blasphemy"
New public broadcaster established at expense of sole independent television station
Newspapers fined heavily for reporting on detained soldiers
Journalist charged with additional criminal offences, faces possible death penalty for "high treason"
Draft press bill opens media to manipulation by politicians, says SEEMO
CAPSULE REPORT: More violations of free expression in 2007, says BIANET report
INTERNATIONAL MISSION CONCERNED ABOUT JOURNALISTS' SAFETY
JOURNALIST SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR BLASPHEMY
DINK'S ANNIVERSARY A REMINDER THAT COUNTRY MUST REFORM PENAL CODE, SAY IFEX MEMBERS
EDITOR JAILED OVER PROPHET MOHAMMED CARTOONS
IFEX MEMBER BECOMES TARGET OF HATE CAMPAIGN
APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS VERDICT IN FATULLAYEV CASE; ANOTHER JOURNALIST JAILED
COURT UPHOLDS JOURNALIST'S ONE-YEAR JAIL SENTENCE
GEO TV BACK ON AIR
SAMIR KASSIR AWARD FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
SAFETY INSTITUTE LAUNCHES GLOBAL HOSTAGE CRISIS HELP CENTRE
Two women journalists critical of militarism targeted by nationalist newspaper
Protesters assault journalists, briefly seize camera
RFI broadcasts suspended over airing of "erroneous news story"
Barrancabermeja councillers block coverage; Montería builder brags he can arrange impunity for assault on journalists
On anniversary of journalist Hrant Dink's murder, two IFEX members call for penal code reform
Police prevent journalist from photographing demolition at pagoda
Newspaper editor released after completing one-year prison sentence; Belgian journalist denied entry following critical coverage of government
Journalists arrested at Peninsula Hotel incident ask Supreme Court to declare arrests illegal, protect them from harassment
Suspects in journalist's stabbing in Bingiriya turn themselves in; IFJ bemoans police inaction
Editor of socialist newspaper target of arson attack
Court allows continuation of class action suit by journalists against president's husband
Journalist given six-year prison sentence on spurious charges, says IRFS
Police manhandle journalists and briefly detain them
Security forces prevent peaceful expression of criticism at rally, detain journalists, seize freelancer's photographs
Federal court orders two journalists to reveal their sources
Two magazine journalists face legal action over coverage of elderly indigenous woman's controversial death
Journalist harassed, assaulted by local officials while covering bus tragedy
Death threats, harassment of two journalists by paramilitary-linked politicians and military in Magangué and Montería
Government lifts ban on Geo TV but forces it to remove some programmes
Journalist injured in attack following publication of article in local newspaper
Government criticisms of alert on expulsion case "ring hollow," says CPJ
Government commits to passing freedom of information bill
Authorities declare deported journalist a threat to state security
IFEX-TMG condemns journalist Slim Boukhdir's imprisonment; calls for his release
Editor sentenced to three years in prison over Muhammad cartoons
Journalist in Combinado del Sur prison on hunger strike; RSF alarmed at deteriorating health of several others
Palace official destroys journalist's camera, orders him to leave premises
Two "Noticias" reporters receive death threats over coverage of confrontation at university in Oaxaca
Further arrests follow radio station's closure
Al-Jazeera sentenced to heavy fine for "defamation"
Death threats against radio station owner; media ownership too concentrated, warns PROBIDAD
Motive in killing of journalist linked to reporting, ethnic violence in south
President's office bars "Proceso" magazine for 10 months following critical coverage
Rights activist harassed, threatened with death, after testifying in trial of Holocaust denier
RSF welcomes move to repeal repressive 1967 press law
Journalist intimidated and threatened with death following reports on drug trafficking
Police officer threatens radio journalists
Newspaper editor convicted of slander, sentenced to corrective labour; television cameraman attacked, injured for filming electricity official
Appeals court to deliberate on admissibility of telephone wiretap evidence in case of journalist Moussa Kaka
Fourteen jailed under new dress code, abused in prison; law violates free expression, targets the transgendered, warns Human Rights Watch
Mullahs call for death penalty for young journalist held for past three months; another held for alleged "un-Islamic" Koran translation
Police raid, shut down N'Djamena radio station and arrest manager
International mission seriously concerned about press freedom violations
Conditions of writer's release "almost as repressive a form of censorship as a prison term", says PEN
IFEX-TMG calls for release of journalist Slim Boukhdir, facing trial on 18 January 2008
Two women journalists followed, sent death threats after investigating mayor of Chosica
Journalist stabbed for covering illegal sand mining; FMM alleges police reluctant to take action
BBC stringer arrested on orders of provincial governor
Appeals court upholds conviction of critical editor
Government lifts ban on IFJ website
Authorities force cancellation of live programme on US president's visit
National human rights commission denounces irregularities in investigation of journalist's murder
Journalist harassed after writing book about former president
Suspects arrested in Kabul hotel bombing that killed journalist
"Myanmar Times" and other media outlets threatened and sanctioned by military censors
Two "Al-Hayat Al-Jadida" journalists held by Hamas
Newspaper editor held on charge of "inciting a disturbance of the peace"
Four students arrested, face criminal charges for slander over comments made on Facebook
FAIR ELECTIONS IMPOSSIBLE WITHOUT FREE MEDIA, SAY IFEX MEMBERS
Journalist arrested and jailed following publication of articles critical of Mining Ministry
HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS UNDER ATTACK
CAMERAMAN KILLED AMID CRIME WAVE
NORWEGIAN REPORTER MURDERED IN KABUL
EDITOR SHOT DEAD BY MILITANTS
MEDIA MAY BE CHARGED FOR DISOBEYING GOVERNMENT, WARNS NEW ADVISORY
FREE EXPRESSION IN YEMEN DETERIORATING, REPORTS FIND
HRINFO LAUNCHES DEFAMATION BOOK FOR THE ARAB WORLD
IPYS SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR BEST CORRUPTION REPORTING IN LATIN AMERICA
Dissident writer Wang Dejia freed on bail, still faces charges
Journalist arrested, faces possible death sentence for allegedly distributing "anti-Islamic literature"
Acceso restringido a declaraciones juradas de funcionarios del estado problemático, según IPYS
Freelance journalist arrested, given 15-day sentence; three others interrogated, their equipment seized after covering protest rally in Minsk
Norwegian journalist killed in suicide attack on Kabul hotel
Twenty-three IFEX members call on President Kibaki to end suppression of media freedom
WAN calls for release of magazine journalist jailed in 1996
French journalist who is Jewish denied visa
Legal vacuum concerning information disclosure facilitates governmental irresponsibility, says ARTICLE 19
RSF concerned about situation of foreign journalists after "New York Times" writer forced to leave
EU development bank's public information policy still problematic, says ARTICLE 19
IFJ demands suspension, revamping of abusive media authority
Draft media law imposes overbroad restrictions, excessive government control, says ARTICLE 19
"Clarifications" on criminal defamation law by Supreme Court leave journalists at risk
Information minister threatens to close media outlets, punish others for playing "vulgar music"
Two radio journalists arrested by national security officer in Mogadishu
Local newspaper editor shot to death, allegedly by rebel group, in Parsa
Thai journalist remains jailed without charge
Two suspects arraigned in 2001 killing of journalist Rolando Ureta
Toronto journalist threatened over article on Zimbabwe's political situation
CAPSULE REPORT: ARTICLE 19 notes grave deterioration of free expression situation in Somalia, decreasing violations in West Africa
Editor on trial for publishing article mentioning Ataturk, faces possible prison sentence
Release of tortured cameraman from Guantánamo contingent on his ban from journalism, says US, as his health deteriorates
Legislators to create regulatory body to prevent abusive use of publicly-owned radio and television stations
National human rights commission rules Guanajuato state official violated two newspaper's directors' freedom of expression
Lawyer for detained human rights activist Hu Jia put under house arrest, foreign journalists prevented from visiting wife and daughter
Radio journalist shot following threats to radio station
Two reporters investigating construction irregularities assaulted
ECHR condemns censorship under emergency law, awards compensation to journalists
Two journalists arrested for photographing statue, later released
Government advisory threatens journalists with criminal charges if they "disobey orders" during emergencies
Local television station faces possible criminal charges over tongue-in-cheek reference to president
Another Damascus Declaration signatory arrested as crackdown continues
Radio director killed in landmine blast, investigation opened to determine if he was targeted
Reported cases of press freedom violations in West African region decreased in 2007, says MFWA
Undercover police attempt to abduct veteran journalist
NGO activist receives one-year prison sentence for libel and contempt of court
Criminal investigation initiated against nine women's rights activists
Health of detained writer Hu Jia deteriorating, his family subjected to harassment
Mayor's bodyguard punches, threatens to kill journalist
In latest attempt to silence Jaffna daily, paper receives telephone threats
Government restrictions render likelihood of proper media coverage of election unlikely, says RSF
Suspects held in newsroom attack
Television cameraman gunned down in Alagoas state, revenge killing by drug trafficker suspected
2007 ONE OF DEADLIEST YEARS ON RECORD, IFEX MEMBERS FIND
GOVERNMENT IMPOSES NEWS BLACKOUT
FAMOUS BLOGGER DETAINED
CHANGES TO FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT RATIFIED
FIVE JOURNALISTS RELEASED FROM PRISON
NED REPORT CALLS FOR MORE FUNDING FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM
WOMEN'S MEDIA FOUNDATION COURAGE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS
Government minister recklessly accuses TV programme, journalist of promoting terrorism
Journalist arrested for reporting on human trafficking
CEMESP condemns "unnecessary" accreditation requirements for journalists covering Truth and Reconciliation Commission proceedings
Freedom of information law changes hailed as significant, albeit belated, says RSF
Government using security laws to suppress public expression of dissent, says Human Rights Watch
Government takes direct control of six state printers
One radio journalist arrested, another injured in clashes between insurgents and government forces
Allow free expression in Western Sahara, says Human Rights Watch as talks on disputed region resume
As accomplished radio journalist is taken off the air, CENCOS laments corporate media's limiting of free expression
Journalists face death threats for protesting minister's attack on media outlet
Freelance French photographer detained in Abidjan
Two editors of corruption-denouncing newspaper threatened with death, attacked with machetes, acid
Journalist receives one-year prison sentence, another released on bail; Kurdish weekly's licence withdrawn, paper closed
State regulators suspend two newspapers, ban journalists after publication of articles critical of top officials
Health of imprisoned journalist Mirza Sakit seriously deteriorating
Army commander denounces sections of media, journalists as "traitors"
Journalist who signed Damascus Declaration held incommunicado
Journalists' homes raided, 34 face criminal charges allegedly over reporting on Bhutto assassination aftermath
Government blocks freed journalists from launching newspapers
Internet censorship denies citizens access to popular public forums, news, alternative information, says BCHR
Chief prosecutor seeks to punish parliamentarian over comment about army
Journalist freed in Mosul after being held for a month; press freedom situation continues to deteriorate in Iraqi Kurdistan, says RSF
Huge rise in satellite television fees jeopardises access to information
Radio station owner shot dead in Santa Bárbara
Journalist shot dead in attack on bus
Over 180 foreign journalists harassed in 2007, including Reuters correspondent attacked and threatened with death
Media minister's restrictive definition of "journalist" aims to downplay number of attacks on media, says FMM
Iraq and Somalia deadliest countries for journalists; 65 killed worldwide in 2007, says CPJ
Court rejects request to ban 51 websites
Press situation deteriorated dramatically in 2007, shows NUSOJ annual report
National human rights commission criticises flawed investigation into journalist's murder
Government imposes news blackout
One journalist killed, over 100 press violations in 2007, shows IPYS report
One journalist killed, but struggle to democratise media continued in 2007, says SPP
"Tragedy unlimited" says IFJ as killings of journalists in 2007 maintain record levels
Eighty-six journalists killed, two arrested per day, over 2600 websites shut down in 2007, says RSF
IAPA acclaims guilty verdicts in murders of journalists in various countries
IAPA opposes proposed law governing journalistic activity
Journalist denied passport allegedly for reporting on human rights violations
President pardons five journalists; three left behind bars
Parliamentarian murdered after announcing intention to expose government involvement in abductions, killings
IFEX members collaborate and advocate to stop violence against Somalia's journalists

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