Press freedom in the news 9/18/08

In the news today the Canada-based Web site Asian Pacific Post has a news brief about the imprisonment of Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Van Hai, also known as Dieu Cay. The brief cites CPJ’s condemnation of the 30-month sentence given to him on September 11.

Also today, New York’s Lower Hudson Valley Journal News has more coverage of press issues in Nigeria, and uses documentary filmmaker Andrew Berends’ recent ordeal to outline a larger pattern of intimidation against members of the press working in the African country. Berends’ translator, Samuel George, continues to be made to report for questioning by Nigerian State Security Services.