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April 9, 2009

RSF concerned about conditions in which journalists Iranian and cyber-dissidents are being held

Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) has condemned the conditions in which journalists and cyber-dissidents are being held in Iran and the arbitrary nature of their detention, and has called for their release. The organisation issued its appeal after the US-based parents of a detained American-Iranian journalist were able to visit her in Tehran's Evin prison on April 6, 2009. "It is very good news that Roxana Saberi, who has been imprisoned since January, was finally able to see her parents but we... MORE
April 9, 2009

Current issues of three French publications banned in Algeria on eve of presidential election

The Algerian government has decided to ban the distribution of the current issues of three French publications – L'Express , Marianne and Journal du Dimanche – on the eve of the April 9, 2009 election (where the President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is running for the third term), Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) has reported.. "This censorship is disgraceful," Paris-based RSF said, expressing outrage at the incident. "It constitutes a denial of press freedom and therefore a denial of democracy. Such... MORE
April 9, 2009

CPJ concerned about crackdown on websites and blogs in Bahrain

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has written to the king of Bahrain to protest the recent deterioration of press freedom in the country and his government's ongoing campaign against critical or opposition websites and blogs. The crackdown against those sites has resulted in dozens of them being blocked inside the kingdom, according to local and international human rights and press freedom watchdogs. CPJ is concerned about a campaign targeting independent or critical websites that... MORE
April 9, 2009

Journalists barred from entering Chinese city affected by 2008 quake

China's inconsistency in applying its own new rules and regulations for non-mainland journalists amounts to obstacle-setting in which bureaucrats continue to restrict reporting regardless of government edicts, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has said. According to local media reports, officers of the Sichuan provincial government sought to bar journalists from entering Dujiangyuan city, which was affected by the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan and is where the Ching Ming festival... MORE
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