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IFEX COMMUNIQUÉ AUGUST 2004  
 

The IFEX Communiqué is the weekly newsletter of the International
Freedom of Expression eXchange
(IFEX), a global network of 57 organisations working to defend and
promote free expression.

ACTION ALERT - ROMANIA Two journalists attacked 9 September 2004
SOURCE: International Press Institute (IPI), Vienna

(IPI/IFEX) - The following is a letter by the South East Europe Media
Organisation (SEEMO), an IPI affiliate:

H.E. Adrian Nastase
Prime Minister of Romania
Bucharest, Romania
Fax: +40 21 312 24 36

H.E. Nicolae Vacaroiu
President of the Romanian Senate
Bucharest, Romania
Fax: +40 21 312 55 56

Vienna, 9 September 2004

Your Excellencies,

The Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), a
network of
editors, media executives and leading journalists from South East
Europe,
and an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), expresses
its
deep concern over the attack on two journalists from Ziua newspaper.

According to information before SEEMO, on 3 September, reporter Petre
Niteanu and photographer Laura Dobre from the Bucharest-based daily
Ziua
were attacked by bodyguards and employees of the companies, VGB and
BRONEC.
The incident happened while they were trying to take pictures of VGB
headquarters in Stelutei Street in Bucharest.

SEEMO is further informed that the journalists, who presented their ID
cards, were on public property when they were approached and threatened
by
the bodyguards. The journalists immediately called the police, who,
after
arriving on the scene, did nothing to protect them. After the
photographer
was physically and verbally attacked, the police advised the
journalists to
leave the scene.

SEEMO strongly condemns the attack on the two journalists and urges the
Romanian authorities to give their closest attention to the
investigation of
this case and to find the responsible persons. We would remind Your
Excellencies that a safe working environment for journalists is a
fundamental principle of any democratic society and we hope that the
Romanian officials will solve this case in a timely manner.

We thank you for your attention.

Yours sincerely,

Oliver Vujovic
SEEMO Secretary General


RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Send appeals to authorities:
- condemning the attack on the two journalists
- urging them to give their closest attention to the investigation of
the
case and to find the responsible persons
- recalling that a safe working environment for journalists is a
fundamental
principle of any democratic society
- expressing hope that officials will solve the case in a timely manner

APPEALS TO:

H.E. Adrian Nastase
Prime Minister of Romania
Bucharest, Romania
Fax: +40 21 312 24 36

H.E. Nicolae Vacaroiu
President of the Romanian Senate
Bucharest, Romania
Fax: +40 21 312 55 56

Please copy appeals to the source if possible.

For further information, contact IPI at Spiegelgasse 2/29, A-1010
Vienna,
Austria, tel: +43 1 512 90 11, fax: +43 1 512 90 14, e-mail:
ipi@freemedia.at, Internet site: http://www.freemedia.at, or SEEMO,
Spiegelgasse 2/29, 1010 Vienna, Austria, tel (SEEMO+HELP LINE): +43 1
513 39
40, tel (SEEMO): +43 1 512 90 11 11, fax: +43 1 512 90 15, e-mail:
info@seemo.org, Internet site://www.seemo.org

The information contained in this action alert is the sole
responsibility of
IPI. In citing this material for broadcast or publication, please
credit
IPI.
_________________________________________________________________
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IFEX COMMUNIQUÉ VOL 13 NO 33 |17 august 2004

 

--------------- | EDITOR'S NOTE |---------------------

Dear readers,

Over the past few issues, you may have noticed a change in the last
section
of the Communiqué (Alerts Issued by the IFEX Clearing House in the Past
Week). Indeed, each of the alerts listed now contain links to the IFEX
website where you can read the full alert. I trust you will find this
new
feature useful. I would welcome your comments or suggestions:
communique@ifex.org

Best wishes,
Geoffrey Chan, IFEX Communiqué Editor
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FREE-EXPRESSION SPOTLIGHT:
1. Philippines: IFEX Members Urge End to Impunity

REGIONAL NEWS:
2. Nepal: Maoist Rebels Kill Journalist
3. Indonesia: IFEX Members Protest Harsh Defamation Laws
4. Sri Lanka: Journalist Killed
5. Iraq: Fears for Journalists' Safety
6. Tajikistan: Threats Against Journalists Increasing

"IN OTHER NEWS":
7. Study Shows Bias in Coverage of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
8. Book Profiles Whistleblowing

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS:
9. Romanian, Zimbabwean Journalists Win 2004 Kurt Schork Awards
10. Sierra Leonean Journalist Wins Commonwealth Award

ALERTS ISSUED BY THE IFEX CLEARING HOUSE IN THE PAST WEEK
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FREE-EXPRESSION SPOTLIGHT

1. PHILIPPINES: IFEX MEMBERS URGE END TO IMPUNITY

IFEX members are calling for an end to a "culture of impunity" in the
Philippines in which dozens of journalists have been killed in the past
two
decades without anyone being brought to justice. In the past two weeks,
four
alone have been murdered and a fifth one shot.

Edward Balida, a commentator for radio station IFM-DXVR, survived an
assassination attempt on 13 August 2004 in Valencia City, report the
Center
for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) and the Committee to
Protect
Journalists (CPJ). He told CMFR he was probably targeted because of his
commentaries on drugs on his radio programme "Kuskos Batikos."

On 12 August, Fernando Consignado was found dead in his home in
Nagcarlan,
Laguna province, according to CMFR, CPJ and the International
Federation of
Journalists (IFJ). A reporter for the Manila-based Catholic broadcaster
Radio Veritas, died from a single bullet to the head. It is not clear
whether his murder was connected to his work as a journalist.

Three days earlier, Jonathan Abayon, a reporter for radio station RGMA,
died
after being shot in the head on 8 August in General Santos City. The
killing
does not appear to be connected to his work, says CFMR. Two other
journalists, Arnel Manalo and Roger Mariano, were also killed in
separate
incidents (see: http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60582/).

IFJ has called on the Philippines government to launch an independent
inquiry over the failure of authorities to prosecute suspects involved
in
the murders of more than 50 journalists. Its local affiliate, the
National
Union of Journalists, organised a nationwide protest on 16 August,
demanding
justice.

While the Philippines enjoys one of the freest presses in South East
Asia,
it is also the country with the highest numbers of journalists killed
in the
region. Since 1986, 48 journalists have been killed, according to CMFR.

Most of the killings occur in rural areas, where criminal justice
systems
are often held hostage by local political bosses and corrupt police,
notes
CPJ. This often keeps suspects from being brought to trial. At the
same,
time, Philippine journalists, many of whom are poorly paid, can be
vulnerable to bribes and can be used by powerful figures and
politicians to
promote their agendas and attack enemies.

Visit these links:
- IFEX Alerts on the Philippines:
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/159/
- CMFR: http://www.cmfr.com.ph
- Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists:
http://www.cmfr.com.ph/fffj/fffjindex.html
- IFJ: http://www.ifj.org/default.asp?Index=2643&Language=EN
- CPJ Report on Philippines:
http://www.cpj.org/attacks03/asia03/phil.html
- National Union of Journalists: http://www.nujp.org/
- Backgrounder on Problems Facing Philippine Journalists:
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/FH14Ae04.html
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REGIONAL NEWS:

ASIA

2. NEPAL: MAOIST REBELS KILL JOURNALIST

In the ongoing armed conflict between government forces and Maoist
rebels in
Nepal, an increasing number of journalists covering the civil war are
being
targeted, report the Center for Human Rights and Democratic Studies
(CEHURDES), the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and the
International
Federation of Journalists (IFJ).

On 11 August 2004, Maoist rebels killed journalist Dakendra Raj Thapa
in the
western district of Dailekh, according to CEHURDES. Kidnapped on 26
June, he
was accused of being a government spy. Local journalists are attempting
to
recover Thapa's body. A reporter for state-owned Radio Nepal, Thapa was
also
a local advisor for the Human Rights and Peace Society, a
Kathmandu-based
non-governmental organisation.

Maoist rebels had also abducted six journalists on 31 July in the
district
of Surkhet, reports IFJ. They were initially accused of being
anti-Maoist
but released shortly after (see:
http://www.ifj.org/default.asp?Index=2633&Language=EN).

In other incidents, two journalists have been forced to flee Dailekh
District after Maoist rebels threatened to cut off their hands because
of
their reporting, reports CPJ. Kamal Kumar Neupane, a reporter for the
daily
newspaper "Rajdhani," and Bhupendra Sahi of the state-owned newspaper
"Gorkha Patra," had been investigating reports that Maoists were
demanding
steep levies from rural businessmen.

Since the collapse of a ceasefire agreement in August 2003, journalists
in
Nepal - especially those in rural areas - have faced increased pressure
and
threats from both sides of the conflict, notes CPJ. The Maoist rebels
have
been waging an armed insurgency against the Nepalese government since
1996,
with the aim of abolishing the country's constitutional monarchy and
establishing a communist state. More than 9,500 people have been killed
since the conflict began.

Visit these links:

- IFEX Alerts on Nepal: http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/155/
- CEHURDES: http://www.cehurdes.org.np/
- CPJ: http://www.cpj.org/news/2004/Nepal09aug04na.html
- Human Rights Watch: http://www.hrw.org/doc?t=asia&c=nepal

3. INDONESIA: IFEX MEMBERS PROTEST HARSH DEFAMATION LAWS

IFEX members are putting Indonesia's harsh defamation laws under the
international spotlight, urging the government to bring them in line
with
international standards on freedom of expression. The attention comes
as
three journalists face charges that could land them in jail for
allegedly
libeling a well-known Indonesian businessman.

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has launched a
worldwide
campaign, mobilising affiliates in 15 countries to send letters of
protest
to Indonesian embassies. Under the slogan "Don't Jail Journalists," the
organisation is calling on the Indonesian government to remove
defamation as
a criminal offence and to restrict financial damages in civil
defamation
cases.

IFJ has sent two legal experts from Australia and Sri Lanka to observe
the
trial of journalists Bambang Harymurti, Teuku Iskandar Ali and Ahmad
Taufik.
They are being charged for "spreading false information and provoking
social
discord," which carries a jail sentence of up to 10 years. They are
also
being charged for defamation, which carries a maximum penalty of four
years
in jail.

The charges stem from a March 2003 article published in "Tempo"
magazine
which cited allegations that Indonesian businessman Tomy Winata may
have
stood to profit from a fire that destroyed a textile market in February
2003, say IFJ, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and the
International Press Institute (IPI).

ARTICLE 19 has also added its voice to international calls for reform,
releasing a highly critical analysis of Indonesia's defamation laws
that
says the use of these laws is in "flagrant violation of international
law"
and in need of urgent reform. The criminal penalties and civil damage
awards
can be vastly disproportionate to the harm likely to be caused, and
public
officials are inappropriately given special status and protection, the
organisation says.

Visit these links:

- IFJ: http://www.ifj.org/default.asp?Index=2642&Language=EN
- ARTICLE 19 Analysis: http://www.article19.org/docimages/1822.doc
- IPI: http://www.freemedia.at/Protests%202004/pr_Indonesia03.08.04.htm
- CPJ: http://www.cpj.org/protests/04ltrs/Indonesia10aug04pl.html

4. SRI LANKA: JOURNALIST KILLED

Kandasamy Iyer Balanadarajah, a journalist and media spokesperson for
the
Eelam Peoples Democratic Party (EPDP), was gunned down on 16 August
2004 by
two unidentified assailants, report Free Media Movement and Reporters
Without Borders (Reporters sans frontierès, RSF). He became the second
journalist killed in Sri Lanka this year.

Kandasamy, 48, wrote for the EPDP-owned newspaper "Thinamurasu." He was
also
the spokesperson for the EPDP, a former militant organisation that has
been
represented in parliament for the past decade, says FMM.

FMM believes the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) may have
ordered
the assassination of Kandasamy in retaliation for the EPDP's support of
the
efforts of an LTTE splinter group to form a political party.

Kandasamy is the second journalist killed this year. On 31 May 2004,
Aiyathurai Nadesan was gunned down in the town of Batticaloa (see:
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60039/). A correspondent for
the
Tamil-language newspaper "Virakesari" for the past 20 years, Nadesan
was a
known supporter of the LTTE.

Impunity in the killing of Sri Lankan journalists is a serious concern.
In
the past four years, five have been killed and no one has been brought
to
justice, according to RSF.

Visit these links:
- IFEX Alerts on Sri Lanka:
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/archivealerts/161/
- FMM Report on Sri Lanka:
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/59774/
- RSF Fact Finding Mission to Sri Lanka:
http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=10956

MIDDLE EAST

5. IRAQ: FEARS FOR JOURNALISTS' SAFETY

IFEX members are renewing concerns over safety conditions for
journalists in
Iraq, following the
killing of a freelance reporter and the abduction of three journalists
in
the past week.

Mahmud Hamid Abbas, an Iraqi national and freelance producer for the
German
television network Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), was killed in the
city
of Falluja on 15 August 2004, report the Committee to Protect
Journalists
(CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontierès, RSF).
He
was reporting near an area where U.S. forces were fighting Iraqi
insurgents.
CPJ says the circumstances of his death are unclear and is
investigating
further.

Abbas is the 20th journalist killed this year in Iraq and the 34th
since the
start of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003, according to RSF.

Meanwhile, RSF and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) have
raised
concerns over the possible abduction of French-American journalist
Micah
Garen and his translator, Amir Doushi. The pair went missing on 13
August in
the southern city of Nasiriyah. Garen works for Four Corners Media, a
company that works in photography, video and print media, and had been
researching Iraqi archaeological sites in Nasiriyah. His wife has
publicly
appealed for his release (see:
http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=11145).

Last week, freelance journalist James Brandon was abducted in the city
of
Basra on 12 August after masked gunmen stormed into the Al-Diyafa
Hotel. The
men had threatened to kill him unless U.S. troops withdrew from the
city of
Najaf within 24 hours. He was released the next day after Iraqi Shiite
cleric Moqtada al-Sadr intervened and called for his release.

In the past few days, U.S. forces have mounted a fresh offensive
against
Iraqi Shiite insurgents in Najaf in a bid to crush insurgents loyal to
al-Sadr. Local authorities imposed a ban on media coverage on 15
August,
ordering all journalists to leave the city and threatening to arrest
Iraqi
translators and drivers, notes CPJ. Yesterday, the ban was lifted, but
not
before most journalists had departed.

Eleven journalists have been abducted by armed groups in Iraq in 2004,
says
CPJ. With the exception of Garen, all have been released.

Visit these links:
- CPJ: http://www.cpj.org/news/2004/Iraq16aug04na_2.html
- RSF: http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=11141
- IFJ:
- International News Safety Institute: http://www.newssafety.com/
- New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/17/international/middleeast/17journalist.html

CENTRAL ASIA

6. TAJIKISTAN: THREATS AGAINST JOURNALISTS INCREASING

Adil Soz and the National Association of Independent Mass Media of
Tajikistan (NANSMIT) are calling attention to increasing threats
against
journalists in Tajikistan in recent months, where 12 have been targeted
since January 2004.

The latest incident took place 3 August when reporter Mavluda
Sultonzoda
received an anonymous call from someone threatening to harm her family.
It
came in response to an article she wrote for the newspaper "Nerui
Suhan,"
which criticised President Emomali Rakhmonov and his government, report
Adil
Soz and NANSMIT. Sultonzoda says she has received 10 such threats since
December 2003 because of her reporting. She appealed to the Defence
Ministry
for protection in February 2004 but has not received a reply.

In other incidents, Turko Dikayev of the news agency Asia Plus and
Muhiddin
Idizoda received threatening calls because of their work. Dikayev had
written an article about construction workers in the Kulyab region who
had
not been paid on time. Idizoda was threatened in May 2004 and accused
of
offending the residents of Dangara in an article questioning the future
direction of the country. Dangara is the home region of President
Emomali
Rakhmonov.

Visit these links:
- Adil Soz: http://www.adilsoz.kz/
- NANSMIT: http://www.nansmit.org/
- CPJ Report on Tajikistan:
http://www.cpj.org/attacks03/europe03/tajik.html
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"IN OTHER NEWS"…

7. STUDY SHOWS BIAS IN COVERAGE OF ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT

A new study released by Glasgow University reveals that British media
coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict gives viewers a skewed
understanding of the situation and shows a bias towards Israeli views,
reports the BBC.

Entitled "Bad News from Israel," the study is the culmination of a
two-year
project by the Media Group in which more than 800 people were
interviewed
and 200 BBC and ITV news programmes analysed between 2000 and 2002.

The study found that Israelis were quoted more than twice as much as
Palestinians on BBC 1, while U.S. politicians who supported Israel were
quoted more than politicians from any other country. It also found that
the
average viewer in the United Kingdom knew little about the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict because news programmes failed to provide
important background information on the origins of the conflict.

Several journalists interviewed for the study said time pressures and
the
difficulties of reporting such a controversial issue were to blame for
the
lack of background information. Others said journalists were vulnerable
to
intimidation from both sides of the conflict.

For more information, visit:
- BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3829967.stm
- Glasgow Media Group:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/departments/sociology/media.html
- Comment from CBS Reporter Tom Fenton:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/18/opinion/fenton/main630386.shtml

8. BOOK PROFILES WHISTLEBLOWING

People who dare speak out against corruption or mismanagement, more
commonly
known as whistleblowers, are growing in numbers around the world, even
if it
may mean risking jobs, career or personal safety, according to the
authors
of a new book on the phenomenon.

"Whistleblowing Around the World: Law, Culture and Practice" examines
the
role of whistleblowing in different countries, featuring four case
studies
of individuals who dared to expose wrongdoing. They include Jiang
Yanyong of
China who forced the government to acknowledge the SARS crisis in 2003
and
former Enron Vice President Sherron Watkins, who testified to Congress
about
the company's fraudulent activities.
The book also examines laws in Australia, Japan, South Africa, the
United
Kingdom and the United States to see where they hinder or encourage
whistleblowing. It considers the role of employers, the media, the law,
civil society and governments and offers practical advice.

For more details, visit: http://www.pcaw.co.uk/

To order the book, contact: Public Concern at Work, Suite 306, 16
Baldwin
Gardens, London EC1N 7RJ, United Kingdom; Tel: +44 20 7404 6609; Fax:
+44 20
7404 6576; E-mail: whistle@pcaw.co.uk.
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AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

9. ROMANIAN, ZIMBABWEAN JOURNALISTS WIN 2004 KURT SCHORK AWARDS

The Columbia Graduate School of Journalism will honour journalists from
Romania and Zimbabwe for courageous reporting in October when it
presents
the 2004 Kurt Schork Awards for International Journalism.

Liviu Avram, a reporter for the Romanian newspaper "Adevarul," and
"Guardian" correspondent Andrew Meldrum are being honoured for "bravery
and
dedication in the face of great personal risk" for their reporting, the
school has announced. They will be presented with the awards at a
ceremony
in New York on 19 October 2004.

Named after the former Reuters correspondent killed in May 2000 while
on
assignment in Sierra Leone, the Kurt Schork Awards recognise reporting
that
sheds new light on controversial issues, including conflicts,
human-rights
concerns or cross-border issues in a particular country or region.

Avram's investigative reports exposed the corrupt business dealings of
Romania's European Integration Minister who used her position to funnel
EU
contracts to businesses run by her family. Avram's reporting led to the
Minister's resignation.

Meldrum's reporting on Zimbabwe has provided the world with a window
into
the brutality of the Mugabe regime and its effects on Zimbabwean
society.
Because of his reports, he was expelled from the country in 2002.

Honourable mention was paid to freelance journalist James Brabazon,
Pakistani reporter Massoud Ansari and five journalists from China's
magazine
"Caijing" for their work.

For more details on the award winners, visit:
http://www.jrn.columbia.edu/events/schork/winners/

10. SIERRA LEONEAN JOURNALIST WINS COMMONWEALTH AWARD

A Sierra Leonean journalist who has spent the last decade promoting
freedom
of expression and helping rebuild his country's media has been honoured
with
an award from the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA). Andrew
Jeneke
Kromah is this year's recipient of the 2004 Elizabeth R Award for
Exceptional Contribution to Public Service Broadcasting.

Kromah is the founder and managing director of radio stations SKYY
106.6
Freetown and KISS 104 Bo. His programmes on "Democracy Now" aim to
provide
listeners, many of them illiterate, with information on voting rights,
says
CBA. Kromah is also training young journalists to do investigative
reporting
on government corruption and to investigate human rights violations
committed against rural people. In 2002, he won a Knight International
Press
Fellowship Award.

Kromah will deliver the Commonwealth Broadcasting Lecture in London on
2
September 2004.

For more information, visit:
- CBA: http://www.cba.org.uk/awards.htm
- Knight International Press Fellowship Award:
http://www.icfj.org/PressReleases/dinner2002.html
- An Interview with Andrew Kromah:
http://www.npr.org/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=13&prgDate=9-Jul-2001
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ALERTS ISSUED BY THE IFEX CLEARING HOUSE DURING THE PAST WEEK

9 AUGUST 2004
Philippines - Journalist (m) shot, three others attacked in ambush
(IFJ) -
press release/alert
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60552/
Sierra Leone - Two Citizen FM radio journalists (m) attacked (MFWA) -
alert
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60553/
Iraq - Interim government issues month-long ban on Arab satellite
channel
Al-Jazeera (IFJ) - press release/alert
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60554/
Peru - Broadcasting equipment seized (IPYS) - action alert
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60555/
Central African Republic - Imprisoned journalist (m) receives suspended
sentence (CPJ) - press release/update
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60557/
Belarus - Authorities strike double blow against opposition press (RSF)
-
alert update
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60558/
Lesotho - Newspaper faces possible closure (MISA) - alert
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60560/
Democratic Republic of Congo - Journalist receives threats, faces legal
action (JED) - alert
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60561/

10 AUGUST 2004
Côte d'Ivoire - New developments in case of disappeared journalist
Guy-André
Kieffer (RSF) - alert update
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60563/
Democratic Republic of Congo - "Fair Play" editor granted provisional
release (JED) - alert update
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60564/
Iran - Journalists boycott official press day and step up their protest
(RSF) - alert
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60567/
Cuba - Imprisoned librarian released on health grounds (WiPC) - action
alert
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60569/
Brazil - Community radio station shut down in Porto Alegre (AMARC) -
alert
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60570/
Russia - Chechen editor reports ongoing harassment (CPJ) - alert update
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60573/

11 AUGUST 2004
Afghanistan - New developments in case of four journalists murdered in
2001
(RSF) - alert update
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60577/
United States - IFJ condemns threats by American judge to jail reporter
over
sources (IFJ) - press release/update
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60581/
Russia - CPJ calls on Putin to ensure editors' killers are brought to
justice (CPJ) - alert update
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60599/
Democratic Republic of Congo - Radio Hosanna employees released,
station
still shuttered (CPJ) - press release/update
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60625/
China (Hong Kong) - Search warrant revoked in Hong Kong newspaper raid
(CPJ) - press release/update
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60626/
Botswana - Minister interferes in state news media's editorial policy
(RSF) - alert
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60627/
Brazil - IAPA voices concern over proposed law to regulate media (IAPA)
-
press release/alert
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60629/

12 AUGUST 2004
Zimbabwe - MISA releases mission report on Zimbabwe (MISA) - press
release
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60631/
Indonesia - CPJ protests criminal defamation charges, calls for laws'
removal from Criminal Code (CPJ) - action alert update
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60633/
Iraq - Four Iranian journalists (m) arrested (RSF) - alert
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60634/
Indonesia - ARTICLE 19 publishes memorandum analysing criminal and
civil
defamation provisions
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60636/ (ARTICLE 19) - press
release
South Africa - FXI fully supports use of parody against
telecommunications
corporation (FXI) - alert
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60638/
Algeria - Judicial saga continues in Hafnaoui Ghoul case (RSF) - alert
update
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60640/
Saudi Arabia - Writer Ali Al-Domaini and academic Matrouq al-Faleh on
trial
(WiPC) - action alert update
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60644/

13 AUGUST 2004
Philippines - Radio correspondent (m) killed in Laguna province (CMFR)
-
alert
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60645/
Iraq - British newspaper reporter (m) shot and kidnapped by gunmen in
Basra
(IFJ) - press release/alert
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60646/
Philippines - Broadcaster (m) survives assassination attempt (CMFR) -
alert
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60647/
Haiti - Police recapture two men charged in Jean Dominique murder (CPJ)
-
press release/update
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60648/
China - Court rejects appeal of Internet essayist (m) Du Daobin (CPJ) -
press release/update
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60649/
Niger - Radio station director arrested (MFWA) - action alert
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60650/
United States - CPJ deeply disturbed by contempt ruling in CIA leak
case
(CPJ) - press release/update
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60651/
Democratic Republic of Congo - Rebel general's forces detain cameraman
(m)
in Minova (JED) - alert
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60657/
Democratic Republic of Congo - Television journalist (f) receives death
threats for rebroadcast of controversial show (JED) - alert
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60678/
Morocco - Journalist (m) Anas Guennoun released but now in hiding
(WiPC) -
alert update
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60680/
Iraq - British journalist (m) released (CPJ) - press release/update
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60704/
Algeria - Court confirms editor's jail term (IFJ) - press
release/update
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60705/
Tajikistan - Threats against journalists increasing in Tajikistan (Adil
Soz) - alert
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/60707/
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