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Supreme Court upholds defamation decision, hands down suspended sentence, fine and payment for damages
BIANET threatened with banning of its Internet site
Media organisations, journalists march for media freedom
Reporter freed after 11 days of detention but authorities refuse to return his passport
Government reintroduces Media Practitioners Bill, MISA concerned about journalists' rights
New voluntary standards an important first step to protect free expression on the internet, says Human Rights Watch
Sports reporter assaulted at football match
FMM concerned about implications of new private television broadcasting regulations
Newspaper founder sentenced to pre-trial detention
Thugs infiltrate protest, assault journalists and attack radio station headquarters
Parents of schoolchildren hinder work of television station personnel
Appeal court upholds heavy damages award against leading Arab-language daily
International Press Freedom Mission to Sri Lanka expresses concern over deterioration of press situation in recent months
Editor-in-chief held in detention
Journalists barred from attending meeting on legislators' pay
Two journalists receive prison sentences for writing about Kurdish Workers Party
Ruling party official orders station to stop running opposition political adverts, threatens to revoke license
Reporter beaten up over corruption article
Proposed local law causes controversy over protection of journalists
Appeal court upholds 11-year jail term for Kurdish journalist
State TV journalist secretly sentenced to five years of forced labour in 2006
Blogger arrested over critical posts, held incommunicado
Authorities impose media coverage restrictions on financial crisis
Investigative journalist, arrested, charged with "promoting sectarianism" and "incitement to violence"
Global TV station manager released
Columnist accuses interior governance secretary of censoring him
Magazine owner denied government advertising after commenting on corruption
Women's rights advocates subjected to official investigations into their work, suffer intimidation from unknown sources
Women's rights advocate harassed, prevented from leaving the country
Journalist receives intimidating telephone calls for commenting on corruption
BOMBING OF TWO JOURNALISTS THREATENS CROATIA'S BID TO JOIN EU
Journalist fights off abduction attempt after receiving threatening calls
ACTIVIST WINS EU HUMAN RIGHTS PRIZE, DESPITE BEIJING PRESSURE
FORMER MINISTER DETAINED FOR SPEAKING OUT AGAINST MILITARY
AUTHORITIES DOING "UTMOST" TO STIFLE DISSIDENTS, SAYS TMG
GRAPHIC DESIGNER KILLED BY CROSSBOW
ITALY: SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE CAMORRA
CJFE HONOURS SUDANESE, ZIMBABWEAN JOURNALISTS
Bay Area journalists find more troubling irregularities in Chauncey Bailey murder investigation
Journalists barred from covering talks
Teargas bomb thrown at building where Globovisión journalist lives
Court hands down 36-month sentences to Damascus Declaration journalists
IAPA calls for authorities to solve unpunished murders of journalists
Two bloggers arrested for "taking advantage of prevailing atmosphere of democracy to overthrow the regime", another expelled from university campus
IFJ calls for protection for front-line journalists
Google's blog services censored; RSF calls for Law 5651 to be amended
Swazi journalist harassed, his photos deleted by police while covering border protest
Poet Sakit Mirza Zakhidov assaulted in prison, deprived of full treatment for heart condition
"Azadlig" newspaper employee says attempt made to murder him
ARTICLE 19 releases statement on Sexual Diversity and the Right of Freedom of Expression
Journalist attacked and threatened after reporting on drug trafficking
IFJ calls for due process in trial of journalist Jahangir Alam Akash
Plan to "modernise" statutes of AFP news agency threatens to undermine its independence and credibility, says IFJ
Radio station ransacked in anti-government protest
Journalist given three-month suspended sentence
Government ministers sign bill to decriminalise various elements that limit freedom of expression
Ministry of Information aims to increase control of information
Detained ex-minister faces seven-year prison sentence
Two newspaper journalists attacked
Newspaper's proofs seized by intelligence office
Student denied university housing as punishment for opinions expressed on his blog
Government imposes new surveillance system for Internet cafes
"Noticias Uno" correspondents threatened in Medellín and Quibdó
Journalist threatened for reporting on corruption allegations; reporter beaten while covering protest
News company fined, equipment confiscated over coverage of anti-government protests
Graphic artist at daily "El Periódico" killed in crossbow attack
Detained journalist harassed in prison
Schoolboy jailed for failing to respect the king
Broadcaster cleared of libel charges after seven-year legal battle
Journalist attacked with sharp weapons by unidentified suspects
Human rights activist awarded freedom of thought prize, Human Rights Watch calls for his release
ARTICLE 19 welcomes new right to information law
Television programme cancelled; journalists assaulted and harassed by regional president and his supporters
Television host dismissed, station director arrested following live debate
Journalist removed from his position after writing article that criticised the government
TMG protests restrictions and attacks against rights defenders and websites
Journalist and newspaper marketing director killed in car bombing
Investigative journalist brutally assaulted
Security forces conduct aggressive campaign against bloggers
IPI concerned over interference with newspaper's distribution
Newspaper staff attacked, office damaged
Journalists detained, charged over misidentification
Journalist Naziha Rjiba facing trial; weekly "Muwatinoun" seized
Newspaper sentenced to pay damages to judge
Journalist received death threats and imprisoned after publishing book of poems
Civil rights groups call on Mexican government to investigate crimes against freedom of expression
Government threatens to introduce bill restricting media freedom
Author writes about mafia, receives death threats
Journalist sentenced to two years in jail with option of a fine for sedition
Palestinian journalists attacked by Israeli settlers and soldiers
Harvest FM radio station back on air
Human rights activists, lawyers receive death threats, FMM concerned about repercussions against those who defend journalists accused of terrorism
Peace guarantees press freedom, not economic prosperity, says RSF in 2008 world press freedom index
Media organisations concerned over adoption of statute authorising Belgrade to establish media outlets
Government Intelligence fabricating reasons to discredit and arrest journalists, says FMM
RSF concerned about deteriorating state of public freedoms
Interior Ministry initiatives to protect journalists herald bid to end impunity, says RSF
AUTHORITIES SUPPRESS COVERAGE OF INDIGENOUS PROTESTS
WAR THREATENS PRESS FREEDOM IN 2008, SAYS RSF
RADIO JOURNALIST KILLED IN AMBUSH
FREEDOMS EXTENDED, BUT NOT FAR ENOUGH, SAY IFEX MEMBERS
DEMAND RELEASE OF AFGHAN JOURNALIST SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS
BURMESE COMEDIAN WINS PEN CANADA'S HUMANITY AWARD
IFEX WELCOMES FIVE NEW INTERIM MEMBERS
Publisher sentenced to 20 years in prison for publishing Dari translation of Qur'an without Arabic script
Journal correspondent released, charges withdrawn
Journalists assaulted by lawyer
Supreme Court urged to reinstate death penalty against former Black Panther and radio journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal
Government announces new regulations for foreign media, Human Rights Watch calls for the new rules to be extended to Chinese reporters
Two members of civil society organisation arrested in connection with journalist Bradley Will's assassination
Journalists from Sudan, Zimbabwe and Canada honoured with CJFE's annual press freedom awards
Journalists receive threatening text message
Deliberate blocking, "accidental" blocking and filtering all pose threat to online free expression, says RSF
CAPSULE REPORT: Monitoring shows state media failed to cover election campaign properly, says RSF
Journalists denied union membership in reprisal for their critical reporting
Newspaper stops covering gun-probe inquiry due to media restrictions
Electoral judge orders website to remove report on Worker's Party candidate
Two journalists injured in bomb blast at newspaper offices in Pakistan
Journalist beaten in prison, prevented from completing medical treatment
Journalist Mohamed Benchicou has book banned by police for second year running
Two journalists threatened by leaders of opposition party
Journalism student given 20-year jail term
Radio reporter freed after being held for 14 years on genocide charge
Analysis of draft Law on Publishing Activities released by ARTICLE 19
Reporter harassed by guards at military court; cameraman prevented from filming by president's bodyguards
Rangoon-based humour magazine's October issue postponed due to heavy censorship
Journalist Emadeddin Baghi released from Evin prison
Radio station resumes broadcasting following suspension of its licence
Journalists thrown out of Zim talks venue
Detained cyber-dissident charged, faces up to 15 years in prison
Hamas government reinforces control over Gaza Strip media through new accreditation system
State media editors under surveillance
Police raid NGO's premises, seize documents and computers
Bus driver attacks journalist over critical story
Access to opposition websites restricted in Bashkortostan
Journalist imprisoned on spying charge goes on hunger strike to press for right to appeal; Kurdish journalist sentenced to one year in prison
Region's most popular blog service blocked
Court fines opposition party for defaming prime minister and his father; leaders should end the practice of using defamation suits to silence critics, says Human Rights Watch
Mayor verbally assaults journalists
French photographer and documentary filmmaker briefly detained, documentary filmmaker expelled
Murder charges filed against alleged masterminds in killing of journalist
Journalists and human right activists obtain information alleging that police chief may have been involved in journalist's murder
Women's rights website blocked by telecommunications authority
Central Propaganda Department issues further restrictions on reporting on tainted milk scandal
Political activists attempt to storm newspaper office
Media advocacy group receives death threats
Radio journalist killed in ambush
Gossip journalist and producer serving jail time for defamation
Media outlets concerned over potential blocking of their websites, suspicious electrical cuts take place at radio station
Photojournalist threatened
Community radio journalist held by security services for two days
Students attempt to prevent distribution of regional paper
Cameraman assaulted by trade unionists; newspaper editor assaulted by police
Government challenged over torture of editor in Sylhet
Journalist arrested during Republican National Convention faces over one year in prison for parole violations
Court imposes heavy fines on two weekly journalists
Mizzima websites suspended after hacking attempts
Court refuses to grant newspaper editor's appeal
Political prisoner Idris Boufayed released
Draft law on NGOs continues to threaten civil society and independent voices
Lawyer for slain journalist's family falls ill, possibly poisoned
Macedonian journalists briefly detained while covering protest against army training site near Greek-Macedonian border
Political and judicial harassment of NGOs threatens freedom of expression, says RSF
CAPSULE REPORT: Limited gains for media freedom during Olympics threatened if special regulations lapse, says IFJ
IFJ urges government to ensure that media is not impeded in reporting on landmark court decision
Mounting delays in appeal trial add to ordeal of journalist fighting death sentence for "blasphemy"
Pro-government group tosses tear gas grenades into newspaper office
Writer detained without charges
Cameraman arrested and beaten by police
Police ordered to compensate journalist for illegal detention
Murdered journalist received threat prior to his assassination
Cameraman struck with stones while covering demonstration in Guayaquil
Egyptian Internet activist detained without charges
Members of pro-government group assault Globovisión television crew; minister announces restrictions on official advertising for some media outlets
Journalist who was granted police protection threatened near his home
JOURNALISTS' MURDERS HIGHLIGHT TREND OF VIOLENCE AGAINST MEDIA IN LATIN AMERICA
IFJ welcomes right to information action in Bangladesh
EU RELAXES UZBEK SANCTIONS DESPITE REPORTER'S JAILING
COUNCIL OF EUROPE SAYS MEDIA FREEDOM ESSENTIAL FOR DEMOCRACY
CAMEROON: DISSIDENT SINGER SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS IN JAIL
REPORTER GUNNED DOWN
IFEX MEMBER WEBSITES IN TUNISIA AND BURMA UNDER ATTACK
TAKE ACTION! CALL FOR RELEASE OF INNOCENT JOURNALIST IN JAIL IN CÔTE D'IVOIRE
Graft-busting reporter sentenced to two years in jail while another receives two-year re-education sentence
PPF CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS FOR PRESS FREEDOM AND GENDER IN JOURNALISM AWARDS
Al-Aqsa cameraman released on condition he sever ties with station
Police evict journalists from public building, push and threaten them
Journalists without accreditation cards barred from attending opposition press conference
Journalists still face death penalty in many countries, says RSF
Editor detained for three days, released on bail, charged with criminal defamation
Radio Okapi reporter threatened by armed forces officers; JED expresses concern for media workers as new fighting breaks out in the eastern region
Push for reform gathers momentum as coalition submits media services bill
Newspaper suspended for "seditious" article; security forces summon editor for questioning
Government giving editorial directives to state media, warns MISA
Government interference at TV station leads to firings, suspensions of employees
Journalist assaulted and threatened in Putumayo
Journalist sentenced to 10 years in prison
Owner of "La Noticia" newspaper in Michoacán kidnapped and found dead
Cameraman suffers serious injuries while reporting on clash at college
Kalima website targeted; police attack OLPEC secretary general
Defunct weekly issued hefty fine in defamation case
Sarkozy proposals on press raise concerns over media independence
Journalist murdered in Kirkuk
University fires employee for alleging provincial elections were rigged
IPI/SEEMO supports amendments to draft law on personal data protection
Journalist Moussa Kaka released after more than one year in prison
Seminar on media freedom good step, but action needed as well, says ARTICLE 19
U.S. journalists thought missing held for questioning by officials
Government interference in state-owned media escalates
Businessman threatens to sue Davao newspaper
Distribution of Saudi-owned newspaper suspended amid tension between Arab regimes
Witness claims pressure from French presidency in case of kidnapped journalist
Reporters injured during political clashes in Bangkok
Prime minister initiates criminal proceedings against Finnish journalist
Songwriter sentenced to three years in prison
Editor previously sentenced to prison granted presidential pardon
Davao City broadcasters receive death threats
Council of Europe passes resolution on indicators for media in a democracy
Authorities block ANHRI's website
Human Rights Watch calls for release of unlawfully detained political activists
CHINA SPIES ON SKYPE USERS
JOURNALIST MOUSSA KAKA FREED
JOURNALIST KILLED IN BOMB BLAST
OUTSPOKEN EDITOR PARDONED
JOIN WAN'S POST-OLYMPIC CAMPAIGN FOR PRESS FREEDOM IN CHINA
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR MARTIN ENNALS AWARD
IAPA observes four trends in freedom of expression in the last six months
Open letter to WHO director about contaminated milk powder scandal
RSF concerned about freedom of expression statistics and authorities' failure to act
Seriously injured Iraqi journalist to receive treatment in US
Two years after journalist's murder, three suspects will go to trial
Amendments to broadcasting law will prevent TV station from returning to air
Journalist reportedly targeted in bomb attack; bandits obstruct the circulation of newspapers in two more cities
Local newspaper editor gunned down, fourth journalist murdered this year
Ex-journalist facing charges for "spreading false information", detained for six days
NIA questions newspaper editor over "strange" telephone calls
Oil company whistleblower dismissed for denouncing corruption, communicating with media, says BCHR
IPI and SEEMO concerned over proposed amendments to Public Service Broadcasting Law
WPFC strongly critical of proposal on "defamation of religion"
Journalist killed in bomb blast
MISA submits recommendations on proposed ICT bill
Reporter receives death threats from church members, asks security service for protection
State Department to issue visas to two Cuban correspondents
Two regional newspapers raided
Military spokesperson asks newspaper to change photo caption
Journalist and opposition member Ohn Kyaing arrested again
Candidate for governor punches and kicks television anchorman
Correspondents shot at in disputed Maguindanao area
IPI concerned at draft legal amendments that threaten protection of sources
Journalists' suit against president's husband to proceed
WAN calls on government to extend relaxation of media regulations put in place for Olympics
National Human Rights Commission detects irregularities in investigation into assassination of journalist Bradley Will
Outspoken columnist wounded in gun attack
Authorities remain silent about imprisonment of Syrian journalist Ata Farahat
Weekly journal suspended for one month by censor board, another weekly faces two-month suspension
Websites of exiled Burmese news agency hacked
Minister sues jailed newspaper editor for defamation
Newspaper correspondent faces libel charges
Human Rights Watch calls for release of jailed rights activist, expresses concern for his health
Police prevent reporters from photographing demonstration, confiscate cameras and other equipment
Two Cuban reporters denied visas
High Court restrains newspaper from publishing "libellous words" against acting president
In new report, CPJ points to spike in disappearances of journalists
Senate urged to pass legislation shielding American authors from foreign court libel judgements
Court reverses sentence against journalist, sends case for new trial; regional authority files request to close newspaper
Armed men buy 30,000 copies of newspaper to obstruct its circulation
IFEX members take action to protect journalists against violence in Mexico
IPA condemns politically-motivated attacks on book publishers, bookshops in Athens, attempted firebombing of London-based publishing house

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