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INDEPENDENT JOURNALIST SENTENCED TO JAIL IN DEFAMATION CASE
RADIO HOST GUNNED DOWN IN TABASCO
NEWSPAPER REPORTER KILLED
PRESIDENT PARDONS OUTSPOKEN GOVERNMENT CRITIC
CPJ REPORT SAYS TUNISIA OPERATING AS A POLICE STATE
IMS STUDY REVEALS HOW CENTRAL ASIAN MEDIA COVERS TERRORISM
EASTERN EUROPEAN PRESS FREEDOM AWARDS 2009
RIGHT TO KNOW DAY MARKS WATERSHED IN GLOBAL REACH OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAWS
RSF FOUNDER RESIGNS
Human rights activist Tarek Soussi released provisionally
Journalist briefly detained for covering police interrogation
ANHRI concerned over alleged targeting of university students for peacefully expressing their opinions
Authorities ban newspaper for three months for alleged failure to get source's comment
WiPC protests detention of website editor
Journalist reporting on corruption killed in Suphanburi province
British freelance journalist stopped at border, CPJ asks government to stop denying entry to international journalists
Camera operator targeted after he is identified as being from a region where the authorities oppose the national government
Radio station owner suspends broadcasting of news programme after being pressured by mayor
"Alternatif" newspaper accused of violating press law, shut down for one month
CAPSULE REPORT: On first anniversary of Saffron Revolution, despite journalist U Win Tin's release, press freedom and democracy remain "imprisoned", says SEAPA
Media representatives receive death threats following coverage of "Queer Festival"
Reporter arrested while covering protests still detained
Pamphlets and teargas canisters thrown at Globovisión television station headquarters
Court ruling calling newspaper "extremist" an attempt to silence independent voice, says IFJ
Joint Action: Thirty-seven IFEX members call for end to jailing of journalists under criminal defamation laws; conviction of journalist upheld by appeals court
Newspaper targeted in alleged bombing plot over its pro-government stance
Attorney General's Office investigations indicate that members of civil society group assassinated journalist
Police Council assumes responsibility in assault on journalists, pledges compensation for damages
Ex-prime minister's sentence further entrenches criminal defamation and deepens threat to freedom of expression in Thailand, says SEAPA
Judge exonerates journalist but sentences writer in lawsuit stemming from book's publication
Website accused of violating press code, BCHR concerned that move is aimed at silencing critical voices
Congress passes access to information law
Cuts at private TV channel "pose a serious danger to pluralism in Italian media," says IFJ
Community radio reporter assaulted by municipal officials
Government vows to decriminalise defamation
Outspoken editor pardoned, released
Newspaper journalist detained overnight by police officer
Central Propaganda Department escalates restrictions on reporting on milk powder scandal
Media organisations respond to the current tension between media and the government
Radio announcer killed while carrying out campaign against organised crime
Bookstore chain blocks sales of book about Catholic Church abuses
Cameraman arrested in Bethlehem; editor released
CPJ releases special report on Tunisia
Media group employee assaulted, group president's car set on fire
IAPA concerned over introduction of bill amending wiretapping regulations
Government calls on broadcasters to end live phone-in programmes
Ministry of Information prohibits media from reporting on recent kidnapping, later revokes decision
Douala-based newspaper publisher arrested and jailed
Court finds magazine, editor guilty of defaming prime minister and his father
Four Azeri journalists in detention without charge, female blogger sentenced to prison pending appeal
Tabloid columnist, editors and publisher face libel charges; court denies petition filed by newspaper staff
IFEX MEMBERS HAIL RELEASE OF JOURNALIST U WIN TIN
HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL REJECTS IDEA OF DEFAMATION OF RELIGION
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH DELEGATION EXPELLED
U.S. FORCES FREE AFGHAN REPORTER HELD FOR 11 MONTHS
BLOGGER WHO CRITICISED KING FREED
Authorities release activist held on charges of "communicating falsehoods"
Website editor beaten with hammers in Sofia
IRFS UNVEILS VESTS FOR JOURNALISTS
COMMONWEALTH JOURNALISTS INVITED TO TACKLE PRESS FREEDOM ISSUES
ZAMBIAN ACADEMIC WINS MISA'S 2008 PRESS FREEDOM AWARD
IPI calls for immediate release of editor imprisoned since March 2007
Journalist U Win Tin released after 19 years in prison
Judge orders seizure of media investigation materials
Reformist writer banned from addressing public issues and publishing his speeches
Journalists arrested during Republican convention will not be prosecuted
Newspaper office vandalised, distributor and journalists attacked in separate incidents
Detained Rangoon-based journalist transferred to notorious Insein prison
U.S. military frees Afghan journalist from Bagram
Two months after his release, plainclothes police threaten journalist Slim Boukhdir
Global TV station manager in prison following "inciting rebellion" charges; journalist and cameraman in hiding after arrest warrants issued
Several dissidents arrested as part of crackdown by authorities
Blogger given two-year jail term
Woman acquitted of practicing journalism without accreditation
Journalists impose news blackout on police activities to protest assault on colleagues
CORRECTION: Newspaper staff harassed after publishing critical report
Cleric issues fatwa against journalists and writers
Supporters of Yes option in referendum for a new constitution assault camera operator; ministerial resolution could lead to restrictions on journalistic work
Explosive device thrown at television station's headquarters; media outlets and journalists covering violence in various parts of the country attacked or impeded from carrying out their work
Threats to expel protesting Tibetan refugees "a politically motivated method of suppressing minority group's freedom of speech," says ARTICLE 19
New journalists' union leader targeted in Baghdad bomb attack, injured with several others in blast
Police detain, beat Associated Press reporter
Security forces harass newspaper staff for publishing critical report
Editor-in-chief of newspaper convicted of slander, given suspended sentence; CJES calls for decriminalisation of defamation
Blogger sentenced to three months in jail; newspaper faces possible contempt charge for criticising judiciary
Journalist denounces harassment by police after live broadcast of interview with Shining Path leader
Human Rights Watch staff expelled hours after presentation of critical report at news conference
Cartoonist receives death threats, faces possible legal action over controversial cartoon
Journalist arrested following complaint by humanitarian organisation
Another blogger arrested for allegedly posting seditious material online, faces investigation
Prosecution seeks change of charge against detained journalist Moussa Kaka
RSF urges European Union to shake off lethargy after seven years of silence since September 2001 crackdown
Tibetan TV news presenter arrested
Newspaper suspended for three months for criticising minister, journalists prohibited from working for other media outlets
Television station suspended, journalists detained
TV station raided, manager detained after broadcast of controversial news conference
Court of appeal overturns blogger's sentence
Recent legal developments threaten freedom of expression and access to information
Three journalists arrested, questioned about sources and released
Radio station editor and owner reportedly threatened by provincial governor
Websites of news agencies in exile attacked on eve of Saffron Revolution anniversary
Freedom of expression addressed in Zanu-PF/MDC agreement; MISA calls for explicit constitutional guarantee of media freedom
Journalist remains in detention despite a judicial order for his release
Palestine journalists renew demands for freedom of movement as plans for upcoming congress face constraints imposed by Israeli authorities
RSF website blocked again
Galveston mayor bans city staff from giving media interviews about Hurricane Ike; journalist expelled from refugee camp
Court decision protects sources but orders newspaper to hand over documents
Publishers report losses due to deputy censor chief's strict policies
Fixer released, another remains in detention
CPJ to honour five journalists at International Press Freedom Awards ceremony
Four charged in 2001 murder of investigative journalist
Two Tibetan documentary filmmakers held for past six months
OPPOSITION PROTESTERS BATTER PRESS
FOUR TV CREW MEMBERS ABDUCTED AND SLAIN IN MOSUL
GOVERNMENT USES SECURITY ACT TO SILENCE CRITICS
FORMER JOURNALIST, MULLAH GET 20 YEARS FOR PUBLISHING KORAN TRANSLATION
OSCE CELEBRATES 10 YEARS FOR MEDIA FREEDOM
EASTERN AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS NOT DOING ENOUGH TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS, SAY JOURNALIST GROUPS
Translator who had worked with deported American filmmaker must again report to security services
CPJ ANNOUNCES 2008 INTERNATIONAL PRESS FREEDOM AWARD WINNERS
Journalist shot during military operation; armed forces prevent privately-owned media outlets from covering events in Pando; journalists assaulted by government supporters
Websites, some local media outlets face restrictions in reporting on milk powder scandal
Deceased man's relatives assault journalist investigating cause of his death; governor accuses media directors of being involved in alleged plan to assassinate President Chávez
UN urged to stop discriminating against Taiwanese journalists
Journalist receives death threat, possibly for reporting on issues related to the army's high command; IPYS correspondent in Loreto receives death threat
More journalists and media outlets targeted in internal conflict
Football officials incite players to hurt, abuse journalists
MISA appeals to incoming government to prioritise transformation of ZBC into independent public service broadcaster
High-ranking official issues fatwa against media professionals for spreading "depravity"
Government approves licences for four radio stations but many limitations subsist, says MISA
Following appeal, court exonerates journalist of two offences, but he still faces possible prison term
IFJ welcomes decision to revoke prize awarded to journalist known for attacking Roma minority
Government urged to move on pending legislation, approve strong Right to Information Ordinance
RSF delegation, French journalists denied entry at border
East African journalists, editors and press freedom activists come together during regional conference on "Challenges and Obstacles of Practicing Journalism in Eastern Africa"
Crisis in "Siyatha" newspaper, resignation of four journalists, highlights need for editorial independence, says FMM
Three TV journalists and driver killed in Mosul, several suspects arrested
Journalist charged with defamation; AJI concerned new law may silence press by way of jail terms and heavy fines
Journalist threatened, harassed in Chos Malal, allegedly by Neuquén provincial police
Communications ministry attempts to shut down radio station, allegedly for failing to support the government; Congress refuses to provide information about parliamentary spending
Bay region governor criticises and threatens journalists
Acquittal of alleged drug baron in journalist's murder is "a victory for impunity", warns RSF
Court awards damages to newspaper, convicts 12 assailants
San Luis National Radio station subjected to repeated attacks
Radio stations on Brazilian border suspend broadcasting because of attacks on journalists; opponents of government accused of knocking down state-owned radio station antenna
Blogger and journalist taken into custody in flurry of arrests; journalist later released, whereabouts of blogger still unknown
Four journalists temporarily abducted, assaulted during armed attack on press club
Newspaper publisher detained again, ordered to stop publication, faces new charges
Newspaper managing editor and reporter receive death threats; football club president threatens to have sports journalist flogged
Prime Minister issues ultimatum against media group for covering corruption scandal
Magazine and its editor fined, ordered to publish apology for defaming agribusiness giant
Congress initiates process to make crimes against journalists a federal offence, debate over definition of journalist
Supreme Court rules that refusal to provide information for reasons of "national security" must be fully justified
Un caméraman expulsé de l'assemblée d'un conseil municipal
Journalist's home targeted with homemade explosive
Former journalist and mullah sentenced to 20 years in prison for publishing translation of Koran, printer gets five-year suspended sentence
Lack of clear legislation and government violations of international commitments reinforce community media fear of closures
Dakar newspaper editor gets three years in prison for libelling president, newspaper suspended for three months
Website editor jailed for reporting on president's extravagant spending during Beijing trip
Blogger recently sentenced for criticising king released pending outcome of appeal
IFJ denounces president's description of media as "freest in the world"
Reject idea of "defamation of religion", urge ARTICLE 19 and CIHRS
Supreme Court ruling upholding presidential advisor's "executive privilege" a threat to freedom of information, says CMFR
Imprisoned journalists reportedly subjected to torture and ill treatment
Dutch journalist's photographs seized, he is ordered to testify in human smuggling case
Uyghur radio station employee dismissed, arrested over critical articles posted online
Opposition activists attack state-owned media
Polish television crew freed in South Ossetia
Media groups raise concerns over government plan to create national media council
Australian author arrested on lèse-majesté charge, denied bail
STOP THE WAR ON SRI LANKAN JOURNALISTS: RELEASE TISSA NOW
BLOGGER JAILED FOR TWO YEARS FOR CRITICISING KING
STATE OF EMERGENCY WILL ESCALATE TENSIONS, THAI MEDIA ASSOCIATIONS WARN
News programme's signal cut off in Quintana Roo
NEW REPORTS DIG DEEP INTO RECENT PRESS FREEDOM VIOLATIONS
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION MONTH IN VENEZUELA (18 SEPTEMBER-18 OCTOBER)
SOUTH KOREA: GOVERNMENT LOOKS TO RESTRICT INTERNET
Blogger sentenced to prison for alleged tax fraud
Radio station manager assaulted and injured by mayor of Paucarpata; reporter and cameraman assaulted by university rector's lawyer
South Asian journalists' network adopts regional media charter
American filmmaker released after 10 days in detention, translator still faces questioning
Jailed editor denied bail
Newspaper editor released on bail
Female journalist shot, in critical condition
Two publications' licences revoked
After unfair trial, blogger sentenced to two years in prison and fine for article about king
Judge orders seizure of weekly after story on alleged tax evasion
Minister threatens to ban all media professional groups
Cameraman freed by U.S.; another still held
Journalist detained, threatened and assaulted by security forces
Dissident writer released after 16 years in prison
Curfew lifted; crisis period has taken heavy toll on press freedom
Newspaper editor's trial for disrespecting king adjourned indefinitely
Government offensive against freedom of expression on TV includes new broadcasting bill
Appeals Court reverses decision on a libel case
Bill to eliminate jail terms for slander and libel presented by Congress member
Dozens of journalists arrested while covering Republican National Convention; Democracy Now! news host still facing charges
American filmmaker still detained
ARTICLE 19 comments on draft amendments to public broadcasting law
Polish television crew detained in South Ossetia
"Sudan Tribune" newspaper's licence suspension lifted, suspension of "The Citizen" remains in effect
Court overturns death sentence but journalist faces espionage charges
Human rights defender in jail pending trial on charges of spreading "false information"; US secretary of state urged to press for rights improvements
Government prevents foreign journalists from contacting jailed activist's family and friends; website suspended in run up to Paralympics
Reporters assaulted by health sector workers; truck drivers threaten to set fire to newspaper headquarters
Journalist dismissed after opposing censorship at television station
Journalist threatened with death by military official
Journalist receives another death threat for criticising illegal coca production; transit workers assault reporters in Cusco
Journalist in Kananga receives death threats, forced into hiding for predicting failure of start of new school year
Managing editor of privately-owned newspaper fears for his safety, goes into exile, following his criticism of president
Thai court shuts down 400 websites at request of Information and Communications Technology Ministry
Judiciary, legislators agree to work towards reforms to combat impunity
Hardline nationalist groups storm news agency's Belgrade office
Journalists must lead efforts for more independent media in the country, says IFJ
Violation of public's right to information under state of emergency will only escalate tensions, warns TJA, other journalists' groups
CAPSULE REPORT: Journalists, photographers lack protection, says SEAPA
Six-month prison sentences handed down to four cyber-feminists
Publisher arrested in nine-year-old libel case; conviction of another publisher confirmed
One journalist killed, another beaten in North Caucasus
Writer detained at airport, prevented from traveling to Norway to meet with human rights groups
Media owners' prize to journalist known for hate speech reveals "shocking indifference and complacency," warns IFJ
WPFC files friend of court brief in support of RCTV journalists' case
Search of home of widow of critical magazine's founder appears to be aimed at intimidating colleagues
Two journalists taken into custody by American military; CPJ concerned by recent spike in detentions
Several more journalists covering Republican Party Convention arrested, others released
Reporters assaulted, threatened at gunpoint by police while covering Action Congress party rally
Two journalists held without charge
"Flower News" journalist charged by police for reporting on murder case, faces possible prison term
Government shuts down community radio station in Oaxaca
Attacks on journalists increased alarmingly in August 2008, warns IPI report
Print journalists barred from main Senate chambers
Three journalists convicted of threatening state security over article questioning prime minister's citizenship
Media groups on alert amid state of emergency in Bangkok
Imprisoned author Karim Amer in poor state of health, harassed and denied basic rights
Journalists investigating colleague's murder intimidated by disturbing messages sent to friends, family members
Journalist injured in bomb blast in Mato Grosso do Sul state ahead of municipal election
Publication director acquitted of defaming provincial governor
Two privately-owned newspapers closed for indefinite period by Press Council
Politician threatens state-owned newspaper's journalists with firing
Three journalists manhandled, injured, arrested outside Republican Party convention
Al Arabiya news channel's Tehran bureau chief expelled
Radio Bajura journalist fired following cancellation of his programme under pressure from Maoists
Huila House of Representatives president arrested in connection with journalist's murder, arrest warrants issued for two members of FARC guerrilla group
Journalists assaulted by university students in Sucre
REPORTERS ARRESTED WHILE COVERING POLITICAL CONVENTIONS
OWNER OF INGUSHETIA WEBSITE SHOT DEAD IN POLICE CUSTODY; MORE JOURNALISTS ATTACKED IN CAUCASUS
ABDUCTED JOURNALIST KILLED IN AIR RAID
American filmmaker, his translator arrested while making documentary on oil conflict; television journalist arrested by military
CURFEW HOBBLES KASHMIR MEDIA; JOURNALIST GUNNED DOWN
European satellite operator Eutelsat drops Saudi opposition TV station
BURMA ACTION GROUP DEMANDS RELEASE OF JOURNALISTS
GOVERNMENT BLOCKS POPULAR NEWS SITE
Journalist threatened with murder by supporters of local official
SARKOZY SHOULD USE SYRIA VISIT TO RAISE RIGHTS, SAY IFEX MEMBERS
SOME RESTRICTIONS ON JOURNALISTS EASED; ONLINE CONTENT CENSORED
UNESCO TO HOLD FREE EXPRESSION SYMPOSIUM
Kurdish journalist seriously injured in armed attack, his sister killed, other family members injured
Journalist prosecuted over 2007 article on misconduct of district officials
Independent media outlets, journalists put at risk following accusations of having LTTE ties
Journalist violently assaulted by member of presidential guard
Two journalists released on bail but still face charges over published report
Blocking of news website apparently aimed at suppressing coverage of opposition politician's electoral victory
Police ordered to single out journalists for particularly stringent enforcement of curfew, says IFJ
Police raid and seal "24 Heures Chrono", seize edition, arrest editor; cabinet minister's nephew among those arrested for ransacking two newspapers
Twenty-one-point directive to Chinese media proves coverage of Olympic Games was biased, politicised, says RSF
Cameraman shot dead by security forces; media shut down as work impeded by curfew; "Daily Excelsior" issues burned
Writer imprisoned, he and publisher facing other charges, over book on women's suffering
Newspaper publisher detained again, court grants him bail
Owner of North Caucasus Internet portal detained by police, shot dead in Ingushetia
Journalists banned from North Waziristan; further details emerge of journalist's death in Taliban-held area
Police arrest nine men suspected of carrying out attacks on two privately-owned newspapers
Journalist kidnapped and jailed by Taliban, then killed in air raid
Journalists censored ahead of press conference with King Mswati III
Three journalists assaulted by Colombo University medical students
Arbitrary detention of journalists continues as tensions between Hamas, Fatah increase
"Chernovik" editor-in-chief charged, her home and those of five colleagues searched, equipment seized
Authorities ban political blog
Journalist given ID, but reportedly under intense surveillance, still denied passport
ABC producer harassed by police, arrested, charged while covering Democratic Party convention in Denver

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