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(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) - 14 May 2009 - Burmese democracy leader and de jure prime minister Aung San Suu Kyi has early this morning been taken from her home and incarcerated in Insein Prison, on a charge of breaching the conditions of her house arrest order.
(CPJ/IFEX) - New York, May 14, 2009 - Police in Zimbabwe should immediately release Alec Muchadehama, a prominent human rights lawyer targeted for his work on behalf of journalist Anderson Shadreck Manyere and others, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders condemns Israeli newspaper reporter Amira Hass's arrest at the Erez border crossing on 12 May 2009 as she returned to Israel after spending four months in the Gaza Strip reporting for the Tel Aviv-based daily "Haaretz" in violation of a military ban on Israeli citizens visiting the Palestinian Territories.
(MISA/IFEX) - On 13 May 2009, High Court Judge Justice November Mtshiya granted bail to detained freelance photojournalist Shadreck Andrisson Manyere and his co-accused, Gandhi Mudzingwa and Chris Dhlamini.
(CEPET/IFEX) - Simón Tiburcio Chávez, editor of the local paper "Nuevo Amanecer", reported that he was unjustifiably detained by municipal police on orders of the mayor of Alvarado, Veracruz, in Eastern Mexico.
(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders has voiced its outrage following a murder attempt against Mohamed Ould Zeine, editor of the independent Arab-language daily "El Wattan" and star presenter on Radio Mauritania.
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(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders condemns the foreign travel ban that has been placed on William Tonet, the editor of the independent Luanda-based biweekly "Folha 8" (F8), whose passport was seized when he tried to cross by land into Namibia on 9 May 2009. Tonet has been harassed by the authorities ever since the newspaper's creation in 1995.
(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) - 13 May 2009 - Brazilian President Lula da Silva today sent the long-awaited draft Access to Information Bill to the Brazilian National Congress. This is an important development that gives concrete form to the federal government's stated commitment to adopt specific right to information legislation. The Bill seeks to implement Article 5 of Brazilian Constitution, which guarantees the right to information.
(IFJ/IFEX) - 13 May 2009 - The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its European group, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) today joined their affiliate, the National Union of Journalists in the UK and Ireland (NUJ), in condemning the secrecy of a preliminary hearing at a court in Belfast dealing with an application submitted by the Police Service in Northern Ireland (PSNI) to force Belfast journalist Suzanne Breen to hand over confidential material.
(MISA/IFEX) - On 11 May 2009, "Zimbabwe Independent" editors Vincent Kahiya and Constantine Chimakure were arrested on charges of publishing or communicating a statement wholly or with the intention of undermining public confidence in law enforcement agents, under the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act.
(CPJ/IFEX) - New York, May 12, 2009 - The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an ongoing campaign to suppress independent journalism in Yemen and urges President Ali Abdullah Saleh to immediately bring it to a halt and order the release of two detained bloggers. Also, authorities have announced a special court to try media and publishing offenses.
(MRA/IFEX) - On 12 May 2009, a Federal High Court, presided over by Justice C. Okeke, sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital, issued a temporary order allowing the privately owned Adaba 88.5 FM radio to resume transmission following the suspension of its broadcast licence by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on 11 May.
(IJC/IFEX) - The growing climate of distrust, uncertainty and fear in Moldovan society is becoming increasingly obvious, especially since the events of 7 April 2009.
(MISA/IFEX) - On 11 May 2009, a vendor selling copies of the independent newspaper "The Post" was beaten and copies of the newspaper torn by Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) supporters in North Western Province's capital, Solwezi. The vendor, Deaven Mwanamwale, was cornered by the MMD activists on the pretext that they wanted to buy a newspaper from him at the Council guest house.
(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns a wave of lawsuits against independent Iraqi news media in recent weeks. Three daily newspapers and a TV station have so far been sued for defamation by senior government officials over reports about corruption.
(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders welcomes the 12 May 2009 decision by a court in the southern city of Toulouse to acquit TV reporter Isabelle Cottenceau of inciting a teenager to allow himself to be suspended from body piercings in his back.
(CPJ/IFEX) - New York, May 12, 2009 - Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez Frías should refrain from making threatening statements and ensure the press is allowed to work without government interference, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Chávez accused private media outlets of destabilizing democracy in comments earlier this week.
(AJI/IFEX) - A building security officer of Bank Indonesia, identified only as Marlon, attacked a TV journalist in Jakarta on 13 May 2009. The reporter, Carlos Perdede of SCTV, reportedly suffered serious head wounds.