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(ANHRI/IFEX) - The following is a 15 April 2009 ANHRI press release:
International - JOINT ACTION: Three IFEX members and 14 other organisations urge UN member states to participate constructively in Durban Review Conference
(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) - The following is a19 April 2009 press release by ARTICLE 19, CIHRS, Human Rights Watch and 14 other organisations:
(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of newspaper editor Milton Chacaguasay Flores, who has completed half of a 10-month sentence for "insulting" a judge and could therefore be freed on good behaviour. The owner and editor of "La Verdad", a weekly based in the south-western city of Machala, Chacaguasay was convicted on appeal on 15 November 2008.
(IPI/IFEX) - The following is a 16 April 2009 press release by the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an IPI affiliate:
International - ARTICLE 19 calls for revisions in draft outcome document of the Durban Review Conference
(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) - The following is a 16 April 2009 ARTICLE 19 press release:
China - Media barred from citing unofficial sources on prisoners' situation; editor forced to resign
(IFJ/IFEX) - The following is a 16 April 2009 IFJ media release:
(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders hails the Palestinian Authority's release of Ahmed Bikawi, the satellite TV station Al-Quds correspondent in the West Bank city of Jenin, on 12 April 2009. Two other journalists are still being held by the Palestinian Authority.
(CEPET/IFEX) - Andrés Guardiola García-Gómez, a correspondent for the "Excélsior" newspaper, reported that he has been repeatedly harassed by officials who work for the municipal government in León, Guanajuanto state, in southern Mexico. In the newspaper, which has a national reach, Guardiola García has published information on issues relating to the local government administration, headed by mayor Vicente Guerrero Reynoso, who belongs to the National Action Party (Partido Acción Nacional, PAN). The reports on Guerrero Reynoso's administration included a June 2008 scandal when it was revealed that security force personnel in León were given classes on torture techniques. Another story reported on orders given to demolish a school in order to enlarge a church.
(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) - The following is a 15 April 2009 ARTICLE 19 press release:
(PINA/IFEX) - Fiji Television journalist, Edwin Nand, was released after 9 a.m. (local time) on the morning of 15 April 2009, after 36 hours in police detention.
Mexico - National Lottery official leaves position and political party after being accused of attempting to bribe Megamedia publishing group newspapers
(CEPET/IFEX) - Miguel Ángel Jiménez Godínez has temporarily vacated his position as general manager of the National Lottery and has left the New Alliance Party (Partido Nueva Alianza, PANAL) after the Megamedia publishing group accused him of attempted bribery.
(CEPET/IFEX) - In order to avoid "prior censorship", the Electoral Tribunal of the Federation's Judiciary (Tribunal Electoral del Poder Judicial de la Federación, TRIFE) recently decided to establish limits on the ability of elections authorities to use mechanisms that restrict publicity during electoral campaigns.
(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders "firmly condemns" the eight-year prison sentence which a Tehran revolutionary court passed on 18 April 2009 on Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi on a charge of spying for the United States.
(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn Wasi Ahmed, a newspaper reporter based in Khuzdar, in the southwestern province of Balochistan, died on 16 April 2009 in a Karachi hospital as a result of the injuries he received in a shooting on 11 April. TV reporter Muhammad Khan Adil was injured in a bombing on 10 April in the same province, where tension is high following the murder of three Baloch leaders.
(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) - The following is a 14 April 2009 ARTICLE 19 press release:
(IJC/IFEX) - On 14 April 2009, Romanian public television (TVR) reporter Doru Dendiu was ordered by the Moldovan authorities to leave the country.
(SEAPA/IFEX) - Sondhi Limthongkul, founder of Thai media conglomerate ASTV-Manager Daily and a staunch opponent of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, was seriously injured in an early morning ambush on 17 April 2009 in Bangkok, media reports said.
Mexico - Radio presenter Julio Ricardo Blanchet Cruz stages hunger strike after dismissal for refusing to censor himself
(CEPET/IFEX) - Journalist Julio Ricardo Blanchet Cruz has been staging a hunger strike since 13 April 2009 after the Universidad Veracruzana dismissed him after he refused to omit criticisms of archbishop Hipólito Reyes Larios from his radio programme that is hosted on the university's channel in Veracruz, southern Mexico.
(BCHR/IFEX) - The following is a 12 April 2009 BCHR press release:
(NUSOJ/IFEX) - On 15 April 2009, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) welcomed with joy the release of journalist Jama Ayanle Feyte from the Bossasso jail after a pardon from the Puntland president.