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January 14, 2011

CPJ concerned for safety of Pakistan's Sherry Rehman

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has expressed concern over public threats made against journalist and National Assembly member Sherry Rehman . The government has stepped up protection for Rehman after she supported a bill in the National Assembly that would amend Pakistan's blasphemy law. The changes include the repeal of the law's mandatory death penalty. "Sherry Rehman's life straddles the worlds of journalism and politics like few others in Pakistan. Even with the government's... MORE
January 8, 2011

Journalist gets death threats from Armed Forces lieutenant colonel

Esdras Amado López, the editor of the Canal 36 news programme "Así se informa", reported that a member of the Honduran Armed Forces threatened to kill him on January 5, near the Honduran Institute for Social Security (Instituto Hondureño de Seguridad Social), just south of the capital Tegucigalpa, according to Comité por la Libre Expresión (C-Libre). In a phone interview with Radio Globo, López said that after seeing the press badge that he was wearing, Lieutenant Colonel Méndez went behind his... MORE
January 5, 2011

IFJ condemns death threats against journalists in Chhattisgarh

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has expressed shock at the explicit death threats made to three journalists based in the southern district of Dantewada in India's Chhattisgarh state, by a vigilante group believed to be part of a covert operation to combat a long-running Maoist insurgency. IFJ sources report that an unsigned letter issued in the name of the Adivasi Swabhimaani Manch (which loosely translates as "Forum for Advancement of the Indigenous Communities") was... MORE
December 21, 2010

Journalists caught between radical groups and police violence in Greece

Posters have appeared near the parliament building in central Athens listing journalists accused of being “thugs” and “rogues” for their perceived support for the government in the current crisis. Leaflets with the names and photos of some of the journalists were also scattered in the same area, Paris-based press freedom group Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) has reported. “In an already tense and dangerous climate for all journalists, this poster and leaflet campaign is just heightening the... MORE
December 5, 2010

Nepalese journalist reports contuing threats over reporting

Nepalese journalist Shreedeep Rayamajhi is being subjected to violent attacks and continuing threats in connection with his online reporting, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has reported. Rayamajhi told CPJ that he began receiving threatening emails from an unknown sender in June, warning him to stop writing and to erase his profile from online news outlets. The email's sender did not say what report sparked their anger. On November 16, several men attacked him while... MORE
December 2, 2010

Opposition party cadres threaten to ‘burn and kill’ Zambian journalist

The Post newspaper’s assistant news editor George Chellah was threatened by a group of political party supporters while attending a United Party for National Development (UPND) press conference on November 24 in the Zambian capital, Lusaka, he told IPI by phone today. According to Chellah, he was personally invited to the UPND press conference by a member of the party's leadership. Once he arrived, it was revealed that the meeting had been called explicitly so that the party leadership could... MORE
November 17, 2010

News agency in Kosovo abandons reporter to her fate as she receives threats in run-up to election

Sebahate Shala of the KosovaPress agency has been receiving threats since raising a sensitive issue about two members of the ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) at a news conference that Andy Sparkes, the deputy head of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX), gave on November 12, Paris-based press freedom group Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) has reported. Shala asked Sparkes if it was normal that two PDK members who are being investigated by EULEX on suspicion of... MORE
October 21, 2010

Police protection provided for TV B92 journalist after threats

The South and East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) has expressed alarm at the threats received by TV B92 journalist Sonja Kamenkovic from Zajecar, Serbia. Since the end of August 2010 Kamenkovic has reported on the alleged violent behaviour of a police officer who reportedly injured two young men. The currently suspended police officer allegedly threatened, on several occasions, Kamenkovic and Ivan Popovic, a journalist for Alo magazine. He reportedly said he would kill all journalists who... MORE
October 15, 2010

Journalist reports alleged death threat from mayor’s son in Slovenia

A Slovenian journalist was allegedly threatened with death on October 10 by a prominent Ljubljana-based businessman after investigating his company, the journalist told the International Press Institute on Thursday. Jaka Elikan, a reporter for Slovene business daily Finance , had been conducting investigations into Electa, a company owned by Jure Jankovic, son of Ljubljana mayor Zoran Jankovic. Whilst at an event celebrating Jankovic Senior’s re-election, Jankovic Junior was heard making... MORE
October 8, 2010

Serb minority weekly Novosti under siege in Croatia

The South and East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) has expressed concern about and condemned the recent telephone and email threats to the Croatian weekly Novosti . On October 6, the weekly Novosti , which is published by the Serbian national minority in Croatia, received numerous phone calls and emails in which anonymous persons went as far as posing death threats to the Novosti staff members. The threats appear to have been prompted by the cover page of the latest issue of Novosti , which... MORE