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April 13, 2011

Community radio stations still fighting to survive in Honduras

Unidentified arsonists set fire to the home of Teresa Reyes and Radio Faluma Bimetu director Alfredo López at midnight on April 7, in the latest in a long list of attacks on the personnel and installations of this community radio station (known in Spanish as Radio Coco Dulce), based in Triunfo de la Cruz, in the Atlantic coast municipality of Tela, according to Paris-based press freedom group Reporters sans Frontières (RSF). The mouthpiece of the country’s Garifuna (Afro-Honduran) community,... MORE
April 11, 2011

Journalist still being arrested, harassed and intimidated amid continuing protests

Threats and acts of intimidation against journalists are continuing in Iraqi Kurdistan as a wave of protests enters its 55th day in the autonomous region. “This situation is worrying,” Paris-based press freedom group Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) said. “Not a day goes by without a journalist being arrested, threatened or harassed. We reiterate our 25 March appeal to Iraqi Kurdistan’s authorities to accept that they have a responsibility to guarantee the safety of journalists and their right... MORE
April 5, 2011

Mogadishu fighting injures journalists, destroys office

Journalists in Somalia are getting caught in the crossfire of increased fighting between joint government and African Union forces against Al-Shabaab insurgents. Radio Simba sports reporter Ahmed Hassan was hit in a crossfire while covering a soccer game in Mogadishu on Wednesday, according to local journalists. Hassan was rushed to Medina Hospital, where doctors performed surgery on his stomach. He was also hit in the shoulder. Although recovering from the wounds, Hassan is currently slipping... MORE
April 5, 2011

In Gaza, journalists attacked covering peaceful protests

Hamas security forces assaulted and obstructed journalists trying to cover protests in Gaza on Wednesday last, according to news reports and CPJ interviews. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the assaults and called on the authorities in Gaza to end the harassment of journalists reporting from demonstrations. Police attacked at least five journalists while they were covering several peaceful protests organized across Gaza on Land Day, local journalists told CPJ. Commemorated... MORE
April 5, 2011

Iraq: More attacks on journalists covering demonstrations, TV cameraman missing

Dana Bakir , a cameraman working for Iraq's Naliya Radio and Television (NRT), has been missing since April 1, when security forces attacked journalists who were covering a demonstration in Freedom Square (Saray Azadi) in Sulaymaniyah. NRT director-general Twana Othman said he regarded his cameraman’s disappearance as a case of abduction. Othman told Paris-based press freedom group Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) that, according to the latest information, his cameraman appeared to have been... MORE
March 31, 2011

Journalists injured while covering protest in Honduras

(C-Libre/IFEX): Journalists Richard Cásula and Salvador Sandoval , of the Canal 36-Cholusat Sur television station, were injured while they were covering a story at the Honduras Media Education College (Colegio de Profesionales de Educación Media de Honduras, COPEMH). The police were attempting to evict teachers who were staging a protest at the COPEMH premises. Sandoval, a photojournalist, received injuries to his face when he struck by a teargas canister, while Cásula inhaled the teargas,... MORE
March 31, 2011

Journalists continue to be harassed in different ways throughout Middle East

Reuters television producer Ayat Basma and cameraman Ezzat Baltaji were released on March 28 after being held for two days but Paris-based press freedom group Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) has meanwhile learnt that two other journalists were arrested on March 27. The London-based Syrian Human Rights Monitoring Centre identified them as Doha Hassan , who works for Orient TV and several websites, and Zaher Omareen . RSF has been told they are being held at the General Directorate for State... MORE
March 29, 2011

Journalist abducted and beaten in Azerbaijan

A particularly shocking attack was carried out last weekend on Seymour Khaziyev , a journalist with the opposition newspaper Azadlig , Paris-based press freedom group Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) has reported. Khaziyev was set upon by six masked men as he was returning to his home in Jeryanbatan on the outskirts of Baku on the night of March 26. Taken in a minibus to an unknown location with a sack over his head, he was then tortured for two hours. The two telephones he was carrying were... MORE
March 29, 2011

In Ivory Coast, Gbabgo and Ouattara camps attack press

New York-based press freedom group The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned ongoing attacks, threats, and intimidation against journalists and news outlets covering the bloody political standoff in Ivory Coast. The government and supporters of incumbent ruler Laurent Gbagbo have been targeting newspapers critical of Gbagbo while rebel fighters backing his UN-backed rival Alassane Ouattara have also harassed journalists. "We are alarmed by the growing number of attacks, threats,... MORE
March 25, 2011

Death threats followed by shooting attacks on journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan

Two Kurdish opposition journalists have escaped murder attempts in the past three days in Erbil and Dohuk, places controlled by the Kurdistan Democratic Party, while other journalists have been briefly detained or have been the target of a kidnap attempt. Many report that they are continuing to receive death threats by SMS, according to Paris-based press freedom group Reporters sans Frontières (RSF). Hangaw Hashm , a reporter for Rojname , a weekly that supports the opposition party Gorran, was... MORE