IRAN WATCH CANADA

Thursday, January 24, 2008

----- IFEX DIGEST 18-22 JANUARY 2008 -----
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/74937
Recent headlines on freedom of expression collected from 81
non-governmental organisations that are members of the International
Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX), a global network that works to
defend and promote the right to freedom of expression.
----------MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA----------
BAHRAIN:
Number of legal cases against journalists tripled in 2007 (BCHR)
http://www.bahrainrights.org/en
EGYPT:
Security forces prevent peaceful expression of criticism at rally, detain
journalists, seize freelancer's photographs (Human Rights Watch)
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/90140/
KUWAIT:
Al-Jazeera sentenced to heavy fine for "defamation" (RSF)
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/90074/
LEBANON:
Editor of socialist newspaper target of arson attack (Maharat)
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/90145/
TUNISIA:
- IFEX-TMG condemns journalist Slim Boukhdir's imprisonment; calls for his
release
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/90120/
- Upholding of journalist's prison term a "political decision" by appeals
court, says RSF
http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=25123
- CPJ condemns appeal court's affirmation of prison sentence for journalist
http://www.cpj.org/news/2008/mideast/tunisia18jan08na.html


TURKEY:
Two women journalists critical of militarism targeted by nationalist
newspaper (BIANET)
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/90157/
TURKEY:
- JOINT ACTION: On anniversary of journalist Hrant Dink's murder, two IFEX
members call for penal code reform (ARTICLE 19)
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/90151/
- IPA commemorates Dink; says likely Article 301 changes insufficient
http://tinyurl.com/2l5n9n
TURKEY:
Opposition MP and party chair face possible five-year prison sentence for
public speeches (Antenna-TR)
http://www.antenna-tr.org/dunya/first_page_en.asp

AZERBAIJAN:
Journalist given six-year prison sentence on spurious charges, says IRFS
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/90143/


PAKISTAN:
- Government lifts ban on Geo TV but forces it to remove some programmes
(RSF)
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/90131/
- IFJ welcomes president's offer to discuss media crisis as banned TV
channel back on air
http://www.ifj.org/default.asp?index=5714&Language=EN
PAKISTAN:
Government criticisms of alert on expulsion case "ring hollow," says CPJ
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/90129/

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