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(ANHRI/IFEX) - The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) denounces the continuing prohibitions on media freedoms hours before runoff elections held on 5 December 2010. On 3 December, the board of the Media Free Zone ruled that the elFara'een television station must cease broadcasting following allegations of irregularities by the election monitoring committee. Minister of Information Anas elFiqqy forwarded the file on the channel's violations to the committee.
(ANHRI/IFEX) - Cairo, 4 December 2010 - The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) denounced the Yemeni political security organisation (intelligence) for preventing the distribution of "elThowry" newspaper, a publication of the Yemeni opposition socialist party in Aden, southern Yemen. The newspaper had reported on recent arrests in Aden. A number of citizens were detained as they were celebrating Independence Day which happened to coincide with the days of the Gulf Cup football competition, "Khaleeji 20".
1) Laws currently discussed in the Knesset that, if adopted, would curtail the freedom of expression and association of Israeli NGOs 2) A series of discriminatory laws enacted and bills introduced against the rights of the Arab citizens of Israel.
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information today announced the preliminary indicators of news sites coverage of the Egyptian parliamentary elections 2010, which ended on 5/12/2010, in the context of the preparation of the Arabic Network for the first Arabic report on electronic media performance during the elections. The Arabic Network monitored performance of the ten independent sites, namely, (Al Masry Al Youm, Youm7, elShorouk, alJazeera.net, alArabiya.net, alMisryoon, Moheet, Masrawy, Coptic United and Akhbar Misr. The sites were chosen for huge visitors count and their role in news and information dissemination and as a result of the increasing role of the Internet in influencing public opinion.