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Independent journalists Dilmurod Saiid and Kushodbek Usmon arrested in separate incidents on "trumped-up charges"
"elPeriódico" newspaper calls for investigation into government censorship of the press via discriminatory allocation of government advertising
State-owned media supports controversial Media Practitioners Act
Defense Ministry allegation that detained editor Nadesapillai Vithyatharan was connected to an LTTE attack on Colombo points to more government repression of critical reporting, says CPJ
On first anniversary of major Tibetan protest government should open areas to journalists, independent monitors, says Human Rights Watch
Arrest warrants issued for two suspects in murder of journalist Orel Sambrano
Regional government workers assault reporters Marco Sánchez and Reynaldo Poma; copies of bulletin that covered university corruption allegations seized by security guard
Journalist Farid Alam forced to leave country after receiving death threats from Islamist group
Issuing of broadcasting licences put on hold; government said to be working on establishment of new regulatory body
Journalist Cecilia Valverde receives death threats after reporting on allegations of corruption
CJFE urges authorities to work for swift release of Canadian journalist Khadija Abdul Qahaar, held by Taliban since November 2008
RTNC journalist acquitted on charges of "making damaging allegations" against former director of the broadcaster
Closure of Mzimba Community Radio Station likely politically motivated, says MISA
CAPSULE REPORT: IJC releases report on situation of the press in 2008
Intellectuals rally in support of sociologist Ismail Besikci after threatening message is posted on armed group's website
Radio Dunya acquitted after facing charges for broadcasting Kurdish folk song; other charges still pending
Research center director Alexander Verkhovsky threatened by ultranationalists
Editor of Tamil daily "Sudar Oli" arrested without warrant in Colombo
Journalist Abdulhalim Dede attacked during live broadcast
Sudanese government launches media campaign against CIHRS over controversial documentary on Darfur
Editor Vladimir Vjestic threatened by entrepeneur
GIVE JOURNALISTS IN AMERICAS THE FREEDOM TO WRITE
Newspaper owner and writer Jan Muhammad Dashti injured in gunfire attack
JURY ACQUITS SUSPECTS IN POLITKOVSKAYA MURDER TRIAL
IFJ CALLS FOR MEDIA REFORM AS NEW LAW TAKES EFFECT
JOURNALIST KILLED IN SWAT
JOURNALIST SHOT DEAD IN MINDANAO
KING PARDONS AUSTRALIAN WRITER
TAKE ACTION! DEMAND AL JAZEERA ENGLISH
GOVERNMENT LEADS FREE EXPRESSION CRACKDOWN, SAYS HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
Human Rights Watch says Supreme State Security Court should be abolished, report documents prosecution of defendants on vague charges that criminalise freedom of expression
DISCUSS "MEDIA IN THE TIME OF CRISIS" IN BANGKOK, 25-27 MARCH
Permit application denied for Tawphayalay Aung Zay Memorial literary award event
Human rights activists Mohammed Abbou, Abdel Wihab Miatir and Radia Nasrawy briefly detained, prevented from attending human rights symposium
Radio reporter Luis Daniel Méndez Hernández murdered in Veracruz state, motive unknown
IFJ report on press freedom in China highlights "significant shortcomings"
"The God Delusion" publisher faces charges of "inciting people to hatred"
Mayor's bodyguards assault journalist Jorge Amorín and cameraman Pedro Quezada
Journalists' telephones wiretapped by security department
Copies of "Bypass" daily set on fire; flood victims vandalise Kantipur publications vehicle, seize newspaper copies
PEN President Philo Ikonya, PEN member Fwamba N C Fwamba arrested for participating in peaceful protest, assaulted; concern Ikonya was targeted for her outspokenness
Journalist Ricardo Makyn arrested for taking photos of police officer who shot, wounded man
CMFR expresses concern over Right of Reply bills
Supreme Court grants extension for suspension of 1967 press law
"Mi Pueblo" weekly's headquarters target of shooting, may be connected to criticisms of government
"Swazi Observer" newspaper successfully challenges court decision restricting it from reporting on church leadership dispute
"Borba" newspaper harassed for publishing information deemed to be a "state secret"; ANEM calls for clearer definition of "confidential information"
Preliminary survey results demonstrate support for press freedom, MISA-Botswana hopes government will realise that recently enacted media law is not in line with popular opinion
Journalist Bienvenu Yay sentenced to six-month imprisonment for defaming former governor
IRFS journalist Idrak Abbasov briefly detained, mistreated by National Security Ministry personnel in Nakhchivan
Former police officer arrested on suspicion of participating in journalist Orel Zambrano's murder
New deputy minister promises to restore media freedom
Live breakfast programme on Ghana TV interrupted following complaint of bias against ruling party
Radio journalist Ernesto Rollin gunned down in Mindanao
Military official briefly detains journalist Audy Sánchez during referendum vote; officials obstruct work of journalist Dagoberto Parra Gonzáles and photographer Carlos Gálviz
Australian author Harry Nicolaides receives royal pardon on lese majeste conviction, released from Thai prison
Detained blogger Nay Phone Latt granted reduced prison term
Movements of leading intellectuals restricted during US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit
National Constitutional Conference adopts progressive media provisions from draft Constitution
Journalist Roberto Gomes Barbosa assaulted after reporting on irregularities in actions of mayor's office
Journalist Weston Jackson Ibarra Méndez receives death threats; municipal workers assault several reporters
Fine on Dogan Media Group could be an attempt to silence them, says IPI
Parliament adopts amended broadcasting bill
ARTICLE 19 concerned about upcoming trial of activists Hasan Mushaima, Mohamed Habib Al-Muqdad and Abdul-Jalil Alsingace
Jailed dissident editor Wang Rongqing denied family visits in hospital
Arrest warrants issued for suspects in journalist Arecio Padrigao's murder, one detained
Retransmission of Makkal TV obstructed by military; website editor Sandaruwan Senadheera questioned for several hours over article
Government considers adding freedom of information provisions to constitution
IPA protests three-month ban imposed on Da Nang publishing house
Radio journalists Ibrahima Sadio Bah, Amadou Diouldé Diallo suspended indefinitely for "violating the station's editorial policy"
Photographer Ángelo Chamba threatened by prosecutor, assaulted by policeman
Journalist Julio César Vásquez Calle receives death threat after reporting on his detention and torture during peaceful march in 2005
Ugandan tabloid "Red Pepper" charged with defaming Libyan president, editor objects to harassment
Three suspects acquitted in murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya
Dissident Ayman Nour released following concerns over his health
IPI calls for release of journalists detained for years without due process
Information Centre deputy director Galina Kozhevnikova receives threatening e-mail
Reporter and cameraman Harold Feliciano receives death threat
WiPC launches "Freedom to write in the Americas" campaign
Head of telecommunications service in Bukavu issues communiqué forbidding radio and television stations from broadcasting "subversive" messages
Journalist Imtiaz Alam injured in attack, believes it to be linked to his criticisms of terrorism
Detained cameraman Isam Al Remawi released after two weeks in jail
Human rights activist Chekib el-Khiari held incommunicado after discussing sensitive issues on television, police search his home
Youths harass, assault journalist Verónica Villalvazo
Human Rights Watch report says government is censoring media, cracking down on rights activists and journalists
Comedian Zargana's prison sentence reduced to 35 years
FOCUS ON MUSIC CENSORSHIP ON MUSIC FREEDOM DAY, 3 MARCH
ANOTHER JOURNALIST KILLED; GOVERNMENT NOT DOING ENOUGH TO PROTECT MEDIA, SAY IFEX MEMBERS
COMMUNITY RADIO DIRECTOR GUNNED DOWN
GOVERNMENT TO BLACKLIST "FAKE" JOURNALISTS
RSF releases inventory of president Chávez's broadcast speeches, points to polarisation of the media
PHOTOGRAPHERS PROTEST NEW ANTI-TERROR LAW
ARTICLE 19 reports on the "ineffectiveness" of the Office of the Special Prosecutor of Crimes Against Journalists
SPORTS NEWSPAPERS FORM ASSOCIATION TO PROTECT FREEDOM OF SPORTS PRESS
CAPSULE REPORT: CPJ concerned about rise in unpunished attacks, urges government to address climate of impunity
INTIMIDATION AND SELF-CENSORSHIP GREATEST THREATS TO PRESS FREEDOM, SAYS CPJ
WOMEN JOURNALISTS INVITED TO APPLY FOR ELIZABETH NEUFFER FELLOWSHIP
Information minister accuses three newspapers of writing "defamatory" reports
Divisive new media law increases barriers for independent media outlets despite return of two exiled newspapers, says IFJ
Photojournalists protest increased restrictions as amendments to Counter Terrorism Act come into force
Journalist Musa Khankhel shot to death
Three IFEX members and four other organisations urge U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to make censorship, human rights abuses key issues in state visit to China
Body of missing journalist Anak Agung Prabangsa found, CPJ calls for investigation into his death
Detained peace project director Jestina Mukoko to be transferred to clinic for medical treatment, following magistrate's ruling
Judge revokes warrant for arrest of suspect in journalist Dennis Cuesta's murder
Journalist Huynh Nguyen Dao released while concerns mount for imprisoned internet writer Vu Van Hung
World Press Freedom Committee submits statement to House Subcommittee on "libel tourism"
Call for release of writer Mamadali Makhmudov, imprisoned for 10 years, journalist Muhammad Bekjanov
Authorities deny application for public sit-in
Uighur historian Tohti Tunyaz released from prison after serving 11-year sentence
Gunmen open fire on private television station TV Alter
Court orders Argentine government to provide state advertising contracts to "Perfil" newspaper; Guatemalan government suspends all state advertising in print media
Special Forces prevent scholar Abdulhadi Al-Mokhouder from speaking at mosque
Photographer Jean Paul Ibarra Ramírez murdered, reporter Yenni Yuliana Marchán Arroyo seriously injured in Guerrero
New challenges in Politkovskaya murder trial, DVD featuring suspected killer lost in court
Singer and comedian Fahd al Qarni to face renewed charges of "insulting the president"
Security forces raid office, intimidate staff of NGO that reports on human rights abuses
Residents of the community of Quila Quila assault reporters in Sucre; former official's supporters harass, assault journalists in La Paz
Buenos Aires Supreme Court reinstates life imprisonment sentence against former police officer involved in photographer José Luis Cabezas's killing
Pastor and security guards briefly detain photographer Gustavo Magnusson inside church
Journalists from magazine "Reporter" and newspaper "l'Événement" receive anonymous death threats for criticising government officials
Public prosecutor files an appeal of singer Bülent Ersoy's acquittal
CPJ concerned over decision to establish list of reporters who break reporting rules
"The Statesman" newspaper editor Ravindra Kumar, publisher Anand Sinha charged over religious article
Community radio director Martín Ocampos Páez killed
Government grants compensation to journalist Meena Sharma Tiwari for detention and torture
IFJ condemns statement by European Commission's security services hinting that journalists may provide cover for potential spies
Thousands of copies of "Suara Keadilan" and "Harakah" newspapers confiscated because they provided alternative coverage of conflict in Perak state
ARTICLE 19 and ANHRI concerned over draft broadcast law
Journalists threatened by strikers in Anzoátegui; reporters José Belisario and Juan José Sayago assaulted after football match
Media owners cancel programmes after being pressured by local authorities, journalist Carlos Sulbarán resigns from his position; photographer Orlando Alviárez harassed, his camera seized
Journalists Gokcer Tahincioglu and Kemal Goktas face up to three years in prison for "acquiring classified information"
Human rights activist Abdulhadi Alkhawaja, banned from leaving country, faces up to ten-years' imprisonment for delivering speech
Dutch politician and filmmaker Geert Wilders banned from travelling to United Kingdom as a result of his controversial film "Fitna"
Sports journalists Rashidatu Kadiri, Dorcas Oparibea assaulted by police officer
Seventy journalists killed worldwide in 2008, according to WAN
Reporter Adolfo Caiminagua Herrera detained for taking photograph of police officer
Several Rezonans-TV journalists assaulted by security guard while covering protest rally
Detained writer Ho Thi Bich Khuong ill-treated, in poor health
Official threatens journalist Mario Otero, other San Luis journalists who criticise his children
Grupo Zeta company lawyer, police and public officials attempt to search "Contralínea" magazine offices
A "climate of fear" endangers press freedom, emphasises CPJ in its annual report "Attacks on the Press"
Taïna Community Radio pillaged, burned down in midst of military conflict
National Guard personnel assault photographer José González during demonstration in Anaco; military and police officers seize reporter Wilmer Escalona's camera in Valencia, erase photos
Activist Abduljalil Alsingace's blog blocked by authorities
President Lula submits bill which would decriminalise unlicensed community radios
"Detroit Free Press" reporter David Ashenfelter threatened with contempt for refusing to reveal sources
ARTICLE 19 welcomes international condemnation of dangers facing journalists in Mexico
Church moves to ban several media outlets from reporting on leadership dispute
Deputy head of human rights research centre receives death threat from neo-Nazi group
Unidentified "Pretoria News" journalist shot and wounded during police standoff at university
Correspondent Aldo Lezcano assaulted, receives death threat; journalist Richard Villasboa and camera operator Blas Salcedo assaulted, expelled from penitentiary
PRESS FREEDOM DETERIORATING IN NEPAL'S NEW DEMOCRACY, SAYS INTERNATIONAL MISSION
REPORTER KILLED COVERING ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTEST
JOURNALIST DIES AFTER MYSTERIOUS FIRE
20 IFEX MEMBERS CALL FOR END TO HARASSMENT OF RIGHTS ACTIVISTS
Canadian-Egyptian journalist Heba Aly expelled from country
TAKE ACTION! PROTEST AGAINST LESE MAJESTE CHARGES
IMPUNITY REIGNS IN LIBERIA, SAYS CEMESP
NO JOURNALISTS MURDERED FOR WORK IN 2008, SAYS FLIP
ASIA DEADLIER THAN MIDDLE EAST FOR MEDIA IN 2008, SAYS IPI
Four female journalists kidnapped, subjected to public humiliation by supporters of female genital mutilation
HIGHWAY AFRICA ANNOUNCES SAFETY TRAINING COURSE IN SOUTH AFRICA
CAPSULE REPORT: ARTICLE 19 submits report on freedom of expression in Mexico to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review
Prison officers disrupted treatment of detained journalist Anderson Shadreck Manyere, court is told; opposition leader and PM designate speaks on journalist's plight
Photojournalist Abel Mabwe and reporter Mutuna Chanda assaulted, interrogated by police; minister defends media's right to cover constitutional reform process
Journalist Pap Saine re-arrested by police on charges of "false publication and broadcasting"
Media urged to shun hate language, work towards national healing; state media journalists, senior managers placed on EU sanctions list, accused of having undermined freedom of expression
Bloggers Philip Rizk and Dia' Eddin Gad arrested, detained, Philip Rizk freed after five days in detention, Dia' Eddin Gad still held
Journalist Julio Vásquez Calle threatened after publishing photos showing evidence of police involvement in torture; journalist Pedro Valencia harassed while trying to cover story on negligence in hospital care
CAPSULE REPORT: FLIP 2008 annual report reveals decrease in violations of press freedom
Leader of pro-government group once again threatens RCTV director Marcel Granier and Globovisión; President Chávez condemns the threats, calls for his arrest
Journalists Ranforte Lozano, Nobel Pandero and Cirilo Vásquez fear for their lives after being accused of collaborating with leader of terrorist organisation
Internet journalists Omid Memarian, Roozbeh Mirebrahimi, Shahram Rafizadeh and Javad Gholamtamimi sentenced to prison terms, fines and flogging
FOPEA stresses importance of access to information in court cases involving human rights violations, calls on tribunal to allow wider media coverage of the Jorge Olivera Róvere trial
Authorities close the Uékakua community radio station, second community radio station closed in less than a week in Michoacán; AMARC condemns excessive use of force
Former ICTY spokesperson Florence Hartmann faces charges for "disclosing information", ARTICLE 19 urges tribunal to uphold international freedom of expression standards, strike careful balance between confidentiality and transparency
Journalist Sabina Slonkova fined for refusing to disclose names of confidential sources
IAPA insists justice be upheld in cases of murdered journalists Carlos Guadamuz and María José Bravo
Political writer Giles Ungpakorn goes into exile over lese majeste charges
Journalist Mantoe Phakathi faces gender discrimination, prevented from covering opening of Parliament; media threatened with sedition charge if they criticise King's address
IFJ opposes call by UN special envoy to suspend news reporting from Somalia
Home of "El Debate" newspaper editor Moisés García Castro targetted in gun attack in Sinaloa
Twenty years after fatwa was pronounced against writer Salman Rushdie, freedom of expression remains threatened, says ARTICLE 19
Four journalists including one working for Radio Kalima detained, questioned for several hours; issue of weekly "Ettarik Al-Jadid" seized; six-years sentence against journalist Fahem Boukadous upheld
Editor Raja Petra Lamarudin on trial for sedition; minority rights activists still in prison; UN should call for repeal of the Internal Security Act, says Human Rights Watch
Concerns rise that journalist Aries Rufo will be forced to reveal sources as he is summoned to testify in court
Five IFEX members and other organisations condemn prison sentences for 38 demonstrators; call for an end to attacks on Kalima radio station
Journalist Adriana Ciccalione and photographer Jairo Nieto threatened for reporting on youth's death
Government threatens new publications with closure
Cameraman Francisco Bocanegra Herrera detained on mayor's orders, municipal authorities harass reporter Margil Guerra
Journalist Noor Hassan abducted, questioned about interviews with internally displaced persons and Taliban spokesman
Police officers raid weekly's offices, issue death threats against journalists, assault and detain reporters Juan Ojeda and Jesús Damas Ruíz
Online journalist killed in mysterious fire
Media advocate Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai receives death threats after criticising government
Hong Kong, Macau no longer enjoy more relaxed press regulations introduced during Olympic Games
Press freedom still under threat despite hopes for improvement on return to democratic rule
Pro-opposition journalist Bakhytzhan Nurpeisov attacked, hospitalised with multiple injuries
Journalist Hassan Bulhan Ali seriously injured in attack during tribal reconciliation meeting
Community radio station dismantled in Michoacán despite having official letter from president regarding its licensing
Reporter Ando Ratovonirina fatally shot while covering anti-government demonstration as security forces open fire on protestors
Al-Jazeera journalists detained by IDF, allege assault, confiscation of materials on board ship near Gaza
Federal judge closes investigation into journalist Vladimir Herzog's murder in 1975
Women's rights activist Ghada Jamsheer threatened, media ban continues, her home reportedly put under surveillance by state security agents
Twenty IFEX members around the globe denounce jailing of activists for expressing their views
Journalists Khin Maung Aye, Htun Htun Thein released after completing three month sentence
Judge orders arrest of former police inspector, several others for 2008 murder of radio broadcaster Dennis Cuesta
Journalists Maria Manso and Ronaldo de Sousa harassed, prevented from covering collapse of church roof
Journalist Boussada Ben Ali convicted of "disseminating false information likely to disturb public order", sentenced to three month imprisonment
Four radio licence applications disqualified by government regulator
Director-General of Namibian Broadcasting Corporation dismissed; MISA concerned over defamation cases facing media
CPJ and Human Rights Watch object to President Uribe's accusations against journalist Hollman Morris
Pro-opposition editor Yuri Grachev attacked in Moscow region
Election Monitoring Centre founder Anar Mammedli seeks legal action to unblock his website
Authorities postpone trial of cyber-dissident Huang Qi charged with "illegal possession of state secrets" in attempt to "silence him at all costs", says RSF
Journalists banned from covering reading of Altai governor's report; accreditation requests denied
President refuses to sign bill on films and publications, returns it to parliament
INDEPENDENT RADIO STATION UNDER SIEGE
DIRECTOR OF HORNAFRIK GUNNED DOWN
CRITICAL JOURNALIST FOUND BEHEADED
IFEX MEMBERS EXPRESS CONCERN OVER FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SITUATION IN GUATEMELA
COURT UPHOLDS JAIL SENTENCE AGAINST "PARDONED" JOURNALIST AL-KHAIWANI
COURT STRIKES DOWN JAIL TIME, UPHOLDS FINES AGAINST EDITORS
BLOGGER WHO PREDICTED GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS ARRESTED
Former legislator Isselmou Ould Abdelkader granted bail after three months in prison for criticising military regime
SEND CONDOLENCE MESSAGE FOR RUSSIAN JOURNALIST AND HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER
SEAPA ANNOUNCES 2009 JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIP
SAMIR KASSIR AWARDS CALL FOR ENTRIES FROM ARAB WORLD
National Constitution Conference executive committee issues proposal to ban media from covering its proceedings
Journalist Dawit Isaak held without trial for almost eight years, believed to be seriously ill
Defamation case against journalists Renata Modesto and Marcos Junqueira reopened
Political commentator Nelson Castro's contract cancelled, allegedly as a result of government pressure
CAPSULE REPORT: Asia eclipses Middle East in violence against journalists, according to IPI's 2008 review
"Taszhargan" newspaper and journalist Almas Kusherbayev ordered to compensate government official in defamation case
Editor Bakir Hedziomerovic and journalist Avdo Avdic receive death threats after reporting on alleged links between politicians and organised crime
Government establishes public relations offices to address problem of constricted information flow with media
Journalist Said Tahlil Amhed killed in Mogadishu, second Somali journalist murdered in 2009
Government launches Official Information Act implementation plan
Twenty-eight IFEX members call for review of restrictive media law
SWAPO supporters urge "The Namibian" to stop publishing "destructive" SMS messages
Journalists Hollman Morris, Leonardo Acevado and Camilo Raigozo temporarily detained by army, asked to hand over their work
"The Point" editor arrested on charges of "spreading false information"
Crowd attacks journalists taking photos at government rally after Prime Minister assails media
Defamation charges against media advocate Upi Asmaradhana forwarded to attorney general's office; "defamation should be considered a civil matter instead of a criminal one", AJI says
Newly-appointed Prime Minister Sibusiso Dlamini assures media houses they will enjoy press freedom
Court strikes down jail time but upholds fines against editors Ibrahim Eissa, Adel Hamouda, Wael el-Abrashi and Abdel Halim Kandil
Pro-government group admits to carrying out attack on home of RCTV manager Marcel Granier, issues death threats against media executives
Correspondents in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic receive death threats; IRFS correspondent assaulted
Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto freed, US authorities urged to grant his request for asylum
Journalist Kamal Asfar, brother of murdered journalist Aamir Wakil, escapes assassination attempt
Concerns rise over wellbeing of missing human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng in light of previous torture in detention
Journalist Francis Nyaruri found beheaded following articles exposing police corruption

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