Press freedom in the news 10/23/08

The Web site Wired PR News has more coverage of Afghan journalism student Parwez Kambakhsh’s 20-year jail sentence for blasphemy. The story cites our October 21 alert condemning the sentence.

Also today, the Philippines’ GMANews has a story about an update in the Marlene Garcia-Esperat murder case. The article cites our statement from yesterday welcoming the arrest warrants issued for the two alleged masterminds of the murder, Osmeña Montañer and Estrella Sabay.