Free Expression Daily Digest: Friday, November 11
Mexican Media Warns of Dangerous New Law Attacking Press Freedom
The Supreme Court of Mexico discussed the draft of a law Monday, November 8 that seeks to create an amendment that would give citizens the power to sue the media if they feel aggrieved by a report — even if the report is true.
Exiled journalist sentenced in absentia in The Gambia
A High Court in The Gambia has sentenced exiled journalist and manager of Taranga FM Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay to four years imprisonment on charges of sedition related to distributing photos of the Gambian president with a gun pointed at him.
JOY NEWS (GHANA)
Iranian judiciary chief calls out Rouhani over press freedom
In response to President Hassan Rouhani’s speech at the opening ceremony of the 22nd Press and News Agencies Exhibition on Nov. 4, Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani accused him of harboring double standards on freedom of the press.
Press Council of Pakistan: Committee has no mandate to probe journalist
The Press Council of Pakistan Thursday said the government committee formed to probe a recent story on tensions within the government was not mandated to interrogate the journalist or the staff of the concerned newspaper.
THE NATION (PAKISTAN)
Zimbabwe: Will Free Expression Equal Terrorism?
“The government is afraid the social media might be used the same manner it was used during the Arab Spring revolutions,” said Njabulo Ncube, chair of the Zimbabwe National Editors Forum