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March 14, 2011

Television correspondent receives death threats in Lebanon

A correspondent for the Lebanese New TV television station, Ibrahim Dsoki , has received death threats and insults directed at him personally, as well as at his family and work colleagues, from student union members and supporters of the Amal movement (a Lebanese Shi'a political movement founded by Musa al-Sadr). The threats arrived via Dsoki's private email account and on the website of the television station on March 9, after the journalist wrote an opinion piece on his private Facebook page... MORE
March 9, 2011

Peruvian news daily attacked; editor threatened

The Committee to Protect Journalists has condemned the attack on the Peruvian news daily Voces , which was hit with homemade explosive devices on Saturday. The daily's editor recently received threats following critical reporting on a national congressional candidate, he told CPJ. According to CPJ interviews and local press freedom groups, around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, three unknown assailants on motorcycles hurled three improvised firebombs into the paper's offices in Tarapoto, in northern San... MORE
March 6, 2011

Two journalists receive death threats in Nepal

Freedom Forum has expressed concern over the growing incidence of press freedom violations across the country. Freedom Forum's attention has recently been drawn towards an incident that occurred in Bajura, a district in the far-western region of the country, on March 1. Chief of the District Sports Committee, Nrip Singh Baduwal, leveled a death threat against journalist Prakash Singh , accusing him of covering a story about the Sports Committee. Singh said he was threatened by Baduwal because... MORE
February 25, 2011

Nicaraguan investigative journalist receives death threats

Death threats have been made against Nicaraguan investigative reporter Luis Galeano in the lead-up to the publication of a series of articles on official corruption. Galeano and his colleague José Adán Silva, reporters with the Managua-based daily El Nuevo Diario , had been investigating allegations of embezzlement within Nicaragua's Supreme Electoral Council, El Nuevo Diario reported. On Saturday, two days before the paper published the first article in a series of investigative reports,... MORE
February 20, 2011

Five Colombian journalists declared “military objectives” in “Black Eagles” message

Five journalists and the representatives of several NGOs including the Federation of Colombian Journalists (Fecolper) have been directly threatened in a particularly disturbing email that began circulating Thursday. Sent from the Gmail account of “Aguilas Fénix,” it is signed by the central division of the “Aguilas Negras” (Black Eagles), a feared paramilitary group responsible for terror campaigns against the media in the past, Paris-based press freedom group Reporters sans Frontières (RSF)... MORE
February 19, 2011

Nepal: 2011 starts on a violent note for journalists

Nepal is failing to act in the face of the growing number of attacks on freedom targeting journalists, Paris-based press freedom group Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) has alleged. Nepal has reached an extremely worrying level of attacks on the media, mostly the responsibility of political parties and religious groups. “We call on the authorities to do everything to end these attacks, prevent a culture of impunity taking hold and dissipate the permanent feeling of insecurity which acts as brake... MORE
February 12, 2011

Death threats against website journalist echo Georgiy Gongadze murder

Scarcely veiled death threats have been made against independent journalist Serhiy Lechenko that were expressed by Vyacheslav Pikhovshek, a PR consultant who supports President Viktor Yanukovych, in an opinion piece published in the pro-government newspaper Izvestiya v Ukrayine , according to Paris-based press freedom group Reporters sans Frontières (RSF). Lechenko is an influential journalist who often writes about corruption for Ukrayinska Pravda, a news website founded by Georgiy Gongadze,... MORE
January 28, 2011

Turkey: Author of new book on Hrant Dink murder threatened

Journalist Adem Yavuz Arslan was threatened several times since his book on the killing of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was published two weeks ago, IPS Communication Foundation (BIANET) has reported. The book revealed volatile information on the murder. Arslan has applied for police protection. Arslan, Ankara correspondent for the Bugün ('Today') newspaper, was threatened by means of a parcel sent to his office less than two weeks after the release of his book on the assassination of... MORE
January 28, 2011

Press Workers Union secretary in Venezuela receives death threats

Nilo Jiménez , secretary for Reporteros Gráficos of the Venezuelan National Press Workers Union (abbreviated to SNTP in Spanish), has reported that he received death threats via several anonymous calls. In these calls, he was urged to stop gathering images of attacks against press freedom for an upcoming union publication, on the occasion of the institution's 65th anniversary. According to the journalist, he received four calls from the same individual, in which he was warned: "Don't continue... MORE
January 19, 2011

Torched radio station in Honduras forced off air by threats

Threats from local authorities and security forces, which tried to take over its management, forced a local radio station in Honduras temporarily to stop broadcasting on January 14, according to Paris-based press freedom group Reporters sans Frontières (RSF). The station, Radio Faluma Bimetu – Radio Coco Dulce in Spanish - belongs to the Honduran community of African origin (Garifuna) of Triunfo de la Cruz. A delegation from the municipality of Tela, backed by police officers, turned up at the... MORE