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Vietnamese journalist sentenced to 4 years in jail
Posted on 10 Sep 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

HANOI Vietnam (AP) - A Vietnamese journalist who bribed a police officer as part of an undercover investigation into corruption was sentenced to four years in prison on Friday, while the officer who accepted the money got a five-year sentence, state... Read More

Rights groups urge Jordan to release publisher
Posted on 30 Apr 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

AMMAN Jordan (AP) - International rights groups urged Jordan Thursday to immediately release the publisher of an online newspaper who was arrested after his website posted an article alleging misconduct by royal officials. Jamal Muhtaseb, the publisher... Read More

Morocco Salafi clerics back death for journalist
Posted on 9 Jul 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

RABAT Morocco (AP) - Three of Morocco's most prominent conservative clerics have publicly backed a demand that a journalist be put to death for supporting greater sexual Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers) Read More

Jordan releases detained publisher
Posted on 14 May 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

AMMAN Jordan (AP) - A Jordanian prosecutor says authorities have freed the publisher of an online newspaper who was arrested three weeks ago after his website posted an article alleging misconduct by royal officials. A prosecutor at the state security... Read More

Morocco expels 19 foreigners from W Sahara
Posted on 9 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

RABAT Morocco (AP) - Morocco has expelled 19 foreigners from the annexed territory of the Western Sahara, saying they were journalists who entered without permission. The action, which underlines Morocco's intense sensitivity over criticism of... Read More

Moscow rally held to remember reporter's murder
Posted on 10 Oct 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

MOSCOW (AP) - Around 200 people held a rally Sunday in Moscow to mark the sixth anniversary of the unsolved murder of crusading reporter Anna Politkovskaya. Participants held up candles and pictures of the journalist and Full version (available to... Read More

Baluchistan Journalists threatened: Death or jail
Posted on 17 Sep 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

QETTA Pakistan (AP) - The telephone call to local journalists generally comes in the late evening. The voice on the other end is harsh. He has a statement he wants printed, and he prefaces it with a terse order: "Report our messages without Full... Read More