Freedom of expression

Violence in Zimbabwe

Harare, Zimbabwe

The situation in Zimbabwe has become very oppressive - not universally, but in isolated areas - an indication perhaps of the opposition re-engaging in the high density areas for the impending presidential (and possibly parliamentary) elections next year.

This time round though, it would appear that some of the opposition activists have decided to use violence themselves. Although understandable, it is worrying to consider the consequences of their actions which have not been particularly disciplined or well thought out. The police and army here are bad at the best of times - now with the "justification" of avenging their own injured we could expect to see even more aggravated assault.

Zimbabweans fight while SADC Watches in Silence: A Call to Action

Cape Town, South Africa

The following statement will be run in a least one major newspaper in every country in the SADC region and in at least 2 South African papers. To add your support to this statement (either as an individual or as an organisation) mail your support to Roshnee Narrandes ( Deadline: 14 March 2007 at 16h00.

Crisis in Zimbabwe - state abuse worsens

Cape Town, South Africa

The crisis in Zimbabwe worsens as the "government" in this glossary). As a general rule, "state" should not be capitalised.

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attacked its citizens on Sunday 11 March 2007 which resulted in the death of Gift Tandare. To follow events as they unfold, visit our index page on Strikes and Protests in Zimbabwe in 2007.

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Reporters released after five-hour detention

Feb 22,2007 in Rangoon Burma


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Freedom of expression under siege in Tunisia

London, United Kingdom

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, remains rampant, says a joint statement signed by several international communication organisations. It is the first time that this coalition of human rights organisations writes to incoming UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and expresses its concerns, a bit more than one year after Tunisia has hosted the World Summit on the Information Society.

Indian media freedom campaigners welcome new community radio policy

GOA, INDIA 12 December 2006 (FN for APCNews)

Eleven years after the Indian Supreme Court directed New Delhi to "open up the airwaves", campaigners who battled long for this to happen gave a sigh of relief when India finally opened up its broadcasts to community radio in mid November 2006.

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Solidarity with the right to expression of all Fiji Islanders

KATHMANDU 11 December 2006 (Suman Basset)

The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, section Asia Pacific, condemns the military takeover in the Fiji islands. Particularly, the APC partner organisation expresses its solidarity and support for "femLINKPACIFIC: Media Initiatives for Women", one of its members in the Fiji islands. Read the entire press release.

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Giving voice to the Voiceless!!

Amman, Jordan

Greetings! Lauren writing from the AMARC 9 World Assembly in Amman,Jordan. It has been a privilege to be present here among the global and regional AMARC family and the many local community radio activists and journalists. I wish to share very good news from the Community Radio sector of India....

Ten radio and television stations suspended in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Amman, Jordan

Delegates to the Amarc9 conference in Amman, Jordan supported the condemnation of the broadcast suspensions in the DRC. Over 150 delegates signed the petition.

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