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Imprisoned journalist on hunger strike, CPJ concerned for his health
Official defends recent raid on radical weekly harassed by government for over a year
IFJ denounces European Broadcasting Union's agreement with IOC to restrict radio broadcasts of Olympic Games on Internet
Hong Kong journalists prevented from filming, fear for safety following warning by police
Community radio station considers investigation attempt an intimidation tactic
Radio journalist's home fired upon in Cobán
RSF concerned as president, other high officials make pro-censorship comments, justify attacks on journalists
Two journalists assaulted by municipal employees in Maracaibo; reporter briefly detained by police in Barinas
Failing to Deliver: An Olympic-Year Report Card on Free Expression in China
Teacher sentenced over Internet posting, reporters denied entry to village as heightened security measures impact press freedom
China's Forbidden Zones: Shutting the Media out of Tibet and other 'Sensitive' Stories
IOC agreement to government's Internet censorship "sad, bewildering", says CPJ; reporters find online access limited
CHINA AND THE IOC BACKTRACK ON OLYMPIC INTERNET ACCESS
IFJ AND IPI CALL FOR INQUIRY INTO JOURNALIST'S DEATH
MEDIA BIAS DELEGITIMISES ELECTION, SAYS HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
PROTESTERS ATTACK JOURNALISTS COVERING KARADZIC'S ARREST
POLICE POSING AS REPORTERS ERODES PRESS FREEDOM, SAYS CJFE
JOURNALISTS GET DEATH THREATS WHEN REPORTING IN SHANTYTOWN
PRESS FREEDOM VIOLATIONS ON THE WANE IN COLOMBIA, SAYS FLIP
EVERY HUMAN HAS RIGHTS MEDIA AWARDS
Two news websites run by journalists in exile under attack; junta suspected
Denial of accreditation to foreign journalists "an attempt by government to restrict access to information," says IJC
FMM concerned over army commander's justification of recent attacks against journalists
Federal congress, various states fail to amend legislation on transparency and access to information as required by constitutional reform
Your Right to Know: A Broadcaster's Manual on Discussing Access to Information in Southeast Asia
Reporters' Guide to Covering the Beijing Olympics
Cuba: No surrender by independent journalists, five years on from "black spring"
Cuba's Long Black Spring
Journalist covering protest manhandled by political party militants, his camera confiscated
Authorities suppress magazine story about critical editor
Antenna-TR's website hacked by group claiming to "defend the Turkish Republic"
Journalist assaulted by protestors in Kathmandu; district committee prohibits distribution of two newspapers, copies burned in Parsa
Authorities extend detention of two reporters; RSF condemns sentence imposed on freelance journalist
Two journalists threatened by local officials, another two severely beaten by police officers over coverage
Human rights media agency raided, documents stolen
Radio journalist attacked by ruling party supporters
Prosecutor appeals against judge's decision to drop charges against detained journalist Moussa Kaka
New Internet regulation poses serious threat to free expression, says ANEM
Previously-harassed HIV/AIDS activist abducted, tortured by police
Outspoken TV programme host arrested on government's orders
Activist placed under house arrest for threatening journalists
Cameraman arrested by Hamas possibly for alleged links to Fatah, his equipment confiscated
Northern Irish photojournalist found dead under unknown circumstances
Shots fired at community radio journalists' homes
Kurdish freelancer arrested two days after show of Kurdish solidarity with two detained journalists
Columnist barred from leaving the country, ordered to stand trial on criminal defamation charges
Constable impersonates journalist; CJFE calls on minister to forbid police officers from using this tactic
Photographers threatened by armed men while covering political campaign in Rio de Janeiro
Website editor kidnapped, beaten, threatened in Ingushetia
IAPA calls for action on unpunished murder of radio commentator Gustavo Ruíz Cantillo
Journalist Mostapha Hurmatallah released on completing his prison sentence
Unequal media access during national election campaign hampers opposition parties, warns Human Rights Watch
On one-year anniversary of journalist's arrest, IRFS reiterates concerns about investigation and process
Hong Kong journalists harassed, photographer detained, while covering arguments over sale of Olympic tickets
Journalists, Right to Information activists attacked by protesters demonstrating against vice president's use of Hindi language; media targeted by students calling for general strike
Globecast Satellite trial ends, South African company acquitted
Journalist assaulted and threatened by municipal police in Oaxaca while photographing their abuse of detainee
Lawsuit filed in assaulted journalist's case
Cameraman assaulted, injured, photographer's camera broken during protests
IPI concerned about legal conditions imposed on journalists seeking to cover the 2010 World Cup in South Africa
Human rights organisation sued by prison officials after publishing allegations of torture, ill-treatment of detainees
Newspaper correspondent attacked by transport workers in Kaski; three journalists and their camera operators assaulted by police in Kathmandu
Television station owner attacked over report; IPI and SEEMO concerned over pattern of unresolved attacks against journalists
Journalists jeopardised by soldier's impersonation of Telesur television crew member during hostage rescue operation, warns FLIP
Privately-owned radio station suspended for "failure to cooperate with the authority"
Critical journalist's home set on fire in northern Amazon region
MP condemns government secrecy, calls for freedom of information legislation
Security forces detain journalist
Radio programme cancelled, allegedly as a result of political pressure
Thirty-four writers from 19 countries receive Hellman/Hammett grants in recognition of their courage in the face of political persecution
RCTV television station crew threatened in Cúa; photojournalist briefly detained in Lara
Polytechnic declares its premises a "no-go" area for journalists covering student events
Five government ministers named to supervise state-owned TV channel
Internet activists detained in Alexandria, no explanation given for arrests
Journalists in Arauca receive threats while covering "March for Liberty"
Several reporters and cameramen attacked while covering protests by right-wing nationalist organisations
Arrested blogger faces up to six years in jail and lawsuit for writing about murder case
Junta officials censor political cartoons; reporters face restrictions at Martyrs' Day ceremony
ANHRI urges government to end prosecution of Palestinian-American professor, believes he is being targeted for expressing his opinion
EUROPE TAKES ON GLOBAL INTERNET CENSORSHIP
JOURNALIST SLAIN IN KIRKUK
HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS GIVEN HARSH JAIL SENTENCES
OUTSPOKEN JOURNALIST FREED EARLY
JED STAFF THREATENED WITH DEATH
CALL FOR THE RELEASE OF TWO VIETNAMESE DISSIDENTS
Suchitepéquez-based radio journalist receives death threats, dismissed from television programme following pressure from municipality
MISA cautiously welcomes signing of MOU between main political parties, stresses need for free expression guarantees
RORY PECK AWARDS FOR FREELANCE CAMERA OPERATORS
Judicial hearings should be accessible to the public and allowed to be broadcast live, says FXI
Woman journalist detained for criticising police behaviour in demonstration; two weeklies suspended
Journalist Slim Boukhdir released
Bill eliminating "insult to authorities" laws and decriminalising defamation welcome but needs improvements, says WPFC
"Prensa Libre" correspondent in Suchitepéquez threatened with murder by ex-governor
La Voz community radio station repeatedly searched by investigative police; government introduces bill to legalise such stations' status
Three journalists charged with threatening state security over article questioning prime minister's citizenship
South African company charged with illegal importation of broadcasting equipment
Norwegian scholar denied visa
Previously threatened journalist stalked
Hayat TV loses satellite access after questionable allegations it provided images to pro-Kurdish station in Germany
Radio station fired upon following threats allegedly received from pro-government group
Two newspaper journalists briefly detained, one charged with sedition
Outspoken AIDS educators arrested, held incommunicado; Human Rights Watch warns their detention has a chilling effect on HIV education efforts
Government proposes new media legislation, denies goal is to control media
Journalist, publisher arrested over article on judicial corruption
Journalist gunned down in Kirkuk after receiving threats over articles
Writer Du Daobin re-arrested as crackdown continues; writer Huang Qi held incommunicado and denied legal counsel
Journalist harassed, detained, his photographs erased, while investigating construction company activities
Police raid independent weekly's offices and editor's home
Macedonian journalists seeking to cover cultural event denied entry to country
Online critic rearrested, charged with criminal defamation over story
Journalist ordered to appear before grand jury after refusing to reveal sources for article on alleged Chinese espionage in US
Two newspaper correspondents assaulted by Khandbari youths over critical coverage
Freelance journalist relieved of requirement to report to courts, police, but still facing charges of inciting violence
Interpreter released, recounts detention ordeal; textile factory worker who wrote blog detained, tortured, told to "stop reading the newspapers and keep quiet"
Government officials assault two "Daily Mirror" journalists, harass Sirasa TV journalist covering home demolitions
Still no justice in case of murdered journalist Elmar Huseynov
CAPSULE REPORT: Military cronies' involvement in media resulting in self-censorship, reduced media diversity
Journalists assaulted, newspaper's circulation impeded, following coverage of Chosica mayor's alleged sexual abuse of employees
Spanish authorities reopen investigation into 2004 murder of Antena 3 correspondent Ricardo Ortega
Journalists attacked, injured in Malkangiri district while covering police event
Soldiers obstruct journalists' work in San Vicente del Caguán, attempt to intimidate them with gunshots
Members of European Parliament urged to support Global Online Freedom Act's European version
Journalists threatened and assaulted by police in Mexico City and Sinaloa state
FMM condemns latest series of attacks, threats and intimidation against journalists and media institutions
Newspaper receives more death threats; chief justice announces creation of new human rights court
Deputy managing editor of independent weekly deported
Newspaper correspondent threatened over critical article
Issue of London daily banned over coverage of President Assad's trip to France
Leading TV journalist banned from president's office
Despite withdrawal of lawsuit, editor Dam Sith still facing criminal charges
Former judge asks for criminal charges to be brought against journalist, files defamation suit against newspaper
US military review board orders continued detention of Associated Press journalist for at least six more months
Graffiti insulting radio journalist appears on Iquitos town walls
Auto magazine reporter detained for 48 hours and charged in connection with industrial spying complaint
Eight radio stations, two newspapers targeted in rash of vandalism in Cojedes state
Two journalists reporting on warship fire go missing following helicopter crash
Journalist says that individual convicted of stabbing him is not guilty; IRFS concerned about irregularities in investigation and trial
JED employees receive death threats
U.S.: RIGHTS GROUPS CHALLENGE SPYING LAW
Newspaper director pressured by ministerial police in Aguascalientes to reveal source for murder story
JOURNALIST KILLED AHEAD OF ELECTIONS
"Forum" magazine faces withdrawal of government advertising in reprisal for its critical stance
ACTIVISTS CHARGED FOR EXPOSING WHALE MEAT SCANDAL
IFEX MEMBERS URGE MEDITERRANEAN LEADERS TO CONSIDER RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
GOVERNMENT SEIZES TV STATIONS
GOOD NEWS QUOTA RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL
SINGAPORE GETS FAILING GRADE ON HUMAN RIGHTS, SAYS INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION
NOMINATIONS WANTED FOR ORLANDO SIERRA PRIZE FOR COURAGE 2008
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Journalists assaulted in separate incidents in Iquitos, Tocache and Casma
Cameraman harassed at General Prosecutor's Office while trying to report on web commentators' case
Police commanders refuse to identify officer who injured EFE photographer despite promise of disciplinary action
President Gbagbo's associates fail to cooperate with French probe into journalist's disappearance
Decree prohibits government employees from writing in newspapers
Commonwealth law ministers consider model whistleblowing legislation; Papua New Guinea justice minister resolves to introduce legislation in his country
Police seize reporter's materials while covering protest
Five years after unexplained death of journalist, new inquiry lacks independence
IRFS responds to Canadian newspaper article claiming improved press climate, questioning journalist's complaints about mistreatment
Media houses attacked in Kailali district; journalist assaulted in Bhaktapur
La Voz de la Selva radio station journalist receiving constant death threats from army members
Worker imprisoned for reading poem at International Women's Day celebration
Pending press bill flawed, needs revision, says CPJ
"Ukrainska Pravda" journalist taken by force to prosecutor's office in poisoning case
Newspaper editor pressured by military to hand over source material, threatened with possible legal action
ARTICLE 19 welcomes court's decision to drop fines against magazine and newspaper, asks electoral courts to review sanctions imposed on other press outlets
Court revokes imposition of fines on "Veja" and "Folha de São Paulo" for pre-election period interview with candidate
Za media agency journalists assaulted, threatened with death while trying to cover murder in Zajecar
CAPSULE REPORT: International Bar Association gives Singapore dismal grade in free expression, human rights, independence of courts
Sky News employees fined, released and deported
RFE/RL journalist released from forced psychiatric internment, his telephone disabled to silence him
Immigration authorities search Joy Radio station, threaten to deport manager over critical coverage
"Aaj Kal" newspaper, staff threatened by Lal Masjid activists over cartoon of cleric's wife, editorial criticising religious militancy
Islamic newspaper's columnist charged with "denigrating the armed forces"
European satellite operator suppresses independent Chinese-language TV station to satisfy Beijing
"Guardian" journalist goes missing following raid on home in Islamabad, later released
Authorities lift ban on three private broadcasters; Magic FM's equipment held by police
TV journalist released after overnight detention for allowing criticism of local authorities to be aired
Journalist from opposition-aligned newspaper and his son murdered; editor of same paper released, charges dropped
PEN American Center and other leading human rights organisations file lawsuit challenging constitutionality of new surveillance law
Journalist receives death threat in Huancabamba
Indigenous radio station in Guerrero raided by armed federal agents attempting to close it, threatened with further intervention
Al-Jazeera bureau chief fined for "disseminating false information"
Radio station ordered to suspend broadcasts for six months
Palestinian TV station raided by Israeli soldiers, suspended for one year for alleged terrorism
IFEX-TMG raises question of freedom of expression violations with French president
MISA concerned that plan to register mobile phone subscribers may be used to intimidate media sources, compromise free expression
Three Tibetans released after being detained for organising protests against Chinese regime
Montenegrin photojournalist detained, threatened by police; media independence threatened by Macedonian PM's comments
Previously-attacked journalist subjected to new threats; police fail to track perpetrators of June attack
Reporter assaulted, television station's vehicle damaged during demonstration in Lima; journalist threatened in San Francisco for criticising illegal coca farming
Journalist assaulted by angered mayor for reporting on alleged irregularities
Journalists released by alleged Taliban group following abduction in Tribal Areas
Two environmentalists arrested for exposing alleged embezzlement in government-sponsored whaling programme
Artist sentenced to 18 months in prison, fined; verdict in critic's case amended, prohibiting appeal; protestors harassed
Documentary filmmaker, his assistant summoned and interrogated by national security agents
Hundreds of journalists and writers demonstrate in support of journalist under death sentence as his appeal bogs down
Two TV stations seized, radio station raided, "insult" proceedings against editor reopened
CHINA: RACE TO TAKE ACTION FOR FREE EXPRESSION AHEAD OF BEIJING GAMES
JOURNALIST KILLED, DAUGHTERS SURVIVE ATTACK
GOVERNMENT STOKES SECTARIAN TENSIONS TO JUSTIFY CRACKDOWN ON PRESS
NEW LAWS THREATEN FREE EXPRESSION
CAMPAIGN FOR PRESS FREEDOM IN AZERBAIJAN ON 17 JULY
TAKE ACTION! STAND UP FOR THE PEOPLE OF ZIMBABWE ON 12 JULY
AMSTERDAM TO HOST NEO-CENSORSHIP CONFERENCE
MISA 2008 PRESS FREEDOM AWARD
PHOTO COMPETITION TO PORTRAY DIGITAL DIVIDE
Journalist questioned by police over unpublished story
Government to introduce bill decriminalising "insult to authorities" and defamation, in line with freedom of expression coalition recommendations
Writer questioned and released, but warned not to write about military matters without permission
IPI welcomes commitment to press freedom secured from Maoist party chairman, releases report on mission
Government prohibits march against increased ritual killings
Blogger faces lengthier possible jail term after prosecution alters charge
One month before the Olympics, media face huge hurdles, warns CPJ
Detainees in newsletter and website case beaten and ill-treated; journalists warned over dignity of royal image
Journalist faces harassment, threats of imprisonment for refusing to reveal a source
PEN American Center and PEN Canada document deteriorating climate for free expression, call on government to live up to Olympic promises
ARTICLE 19 calls for the reintroduction of a ceiling on pecuniary remedies for moral damages from defamation
Highest electoral court says fining media for "premature electoral propaganda" unconstitutional; newspaper and radio station fined in similar case
Globe International protests attacks on journalists and media outlets; television stations asked to hand over video materials to police
Globe International protests restrictions on media freedom in aftermath of riots
Appeals court denies Mindoro journalist's petition for protection
CAPSULE REPORT: Violations of Olympics-related media freedom pledges continue, says Human Rights Watch report
Monk released after months in Vietnamese prison following deportation from Cambodia for "disseminating propaganda", current whereabouts unknown
Jailed journalist loses appeal for transfer, denied bail
Government closes Niamey's Press House
Journalists forbidden to refer to situation in Zimbabwe
Newspaper suffers 70 percent drop in circulation as it staggers under "luxury" tax intended to restrict flow of independent news
Controversial media practitioners' bill announced
Journalist to be questioned by military intelligence over book on economic mismanagement and corruption
Parliament passes bill that would extend death penalty to include online crimes; court re-imposes death penalty on journalist
ARTICLE 19 identifies areas for improvement in southern Sudan draft media legislation
Three journalists held overnight, interrogated, charged with "inciting hatred of the government, "insulting the regime" and "publication of news fostering confessionnalism"
Director of state-run television station kidnapped beaten in Kurdistan
Two journalists and their fixer abducted by Taliban in Tribal Areas; British TV crew target of gunfire
Newspaper journalist attacked in Serrekunda
Repressive draft legislation on NGOs will limit freedom of expression, other human rights, warns Human Rights Watch
Journalists' trial postponed after dismissal of lawyers' application to stop proceedings
Hong Kong newspaper reporter turned back on arrival in Beijing
FMM notes disturbing decline in media freedom since 2005, calls on international community to help reverse the trend
Journalists seriously injured, headquarters of three newspapers burned down during post-election protests; non-state TV stations ordered to stop broadcasting
Over 50 editors, publishers call for government legislation to combat violence against journalists
Journalist U Win Tin's health deteriorating after 19 years in jail, denied promised early release
Four journalists threatened by Taliban in South Waziristan tribal area
Publisher of pro-government newspaper receives death threats
Two journalists in Bashkortostan Republic convicted of extremism, their newspaper shuttered
"Ecovision" reporters charged with "inciting hatred" of government, sent back to prison; imprisoned poet answers charges without legal counsel
Independent Chinese PEN Center members detained, harassed during Bush visit; freelance journalist released
Guayaquil radio journalist was apparently killed for personal reasons
Media organisations launch dialogue with representatives of political parties, welcome appointment of ministerial subcommittee to investigate safety concerns
Imprisoned journalist Sakit Zahidov denied access to medication, his legal appeals ripped up by prison authorities
Suspected murderer of journalist captured
Managing director granted bail, his passport confiscated
Judge dismisses case filed by media organisations protesting treatment of journalists during Peninsula Hotel incident
Upsurge in court cases against journalists despite decriminalisation of press offences
Television news crew prevented from covering transit system inspection in Mérida
Radio station's closure highlights need to replace radio broadcast law
IPI disappointed at High Court decision forcing journalist to hand over confidential source material
Journalist told of soldier's possible plan for vengeance, asks for protection measures
GOVERNMENT CRACKS DOWN ON INTERNET NEWS, INDEPENDENT MEDIA
PRESIDENT DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY AMID VOTE PROTEST
Tabloid's printing press torched by gunmen, its staff followed by unidentified individuals
CUBA: RELEASE JAILED JOURNALISTS, IFEX MEMBERS URGE CASTRO
50 PERCENT OF NEWS MUST BE POSITIVE, SAYS DRAFT LAW
BLOGGER ARRESTS HIT RECORD HIGH, U.S. REPORT SAYS
Several websites blocked by information ministry on pretext of crisis involving sectarian religious tensions
PALESTINIAN WINS CRNI'S COURAGE IN EDITORIAL CARTOONING AWARD
Human Rights Watch calls for repeal of new counterterrorism ordinance, warns of danger to free expression
Warrant issued for arrest of opposition daily's editor following his criticism of President Ahmadinejad
COURAGE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS HONOUR CYPRIOT, AFGHAN WOMEN
DART CENTER FELLOWSHIPS TO IMPROVE COVERAGE OF TRAUMA AND VIOLENCE
Three newspaper journalists released on bail; two face onerous bail conditions that may interfere with their ability to practice journalism
One "Boxun News" journalist sentenced to four years' imprisonment; another given suspended sentence, released after 13 months in prison
Reporter assaulted by SAAS officer while trying to photograph vice-president's luxurious vehicle
CPJ concerned over increased pattern of physical attacks, threats against independent journalists in line of duty
President's proposal on appointment of public television president threatens independence of public service broadcasting, says ARTICLE 19
Newspaper's lawyer receives death threats warning her to stop commenting on recent murder of its vice-president
Correspondent for Japanese newspaper receives death threats; news crew assaulted by football player's bodyguards
International organisations call for immediate withdrawal of Draft Law on Mass Media
ARTICLE 19 concerned over lack of independence of proposed telecommunications regulator
Palestinian journalist assaulted, injured; film editor held without charge; three other journalists arrested, released by Israeli police
CJFE welcomes Supreme Court decision in defamation case
Seven journalists detained overnight and released without charge
Senate adopts law calling for "equality" in the transmission of good and bad news by radio and television stations
Magazine editor forced by censorship board to resign following publication of poem about Depayin
Journalist shot dead, his reporter daughter injured, in Sariaya
Deputy head of Sri Lanka Press Institute and British diplomatic employee brutally assaulted during attempted abduction following attack by government-controlled newspaper
Television journalist receives anonymous death threats following coverage of corruption cases
Several journalists attacked, injured while covering student demonstration in Kerala, amid police indifference

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