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CPJ Update

CPJ Update
September 2006

News from the Committee to Protect Journalists


September 1, 2006 2:00 AM ET

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  |   Cuba, France, Lebanon, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines

CPJ Update

CPJ Update
Committee to Protect Journalists
August 16, 2006


CPJ Calls for Release of Kidnapped Fox News Journalists

After gunmen ambushed a Fox News Channel crew in the center of Gaza City on August 14, and abducted correspondent Steve Centanni, a U.S. citizen, and freelance cameraman Olaf Wiig of New Zealand, CPJ called for their immediate and unconditional release in a statement carried widely in domestic and international media. Fox News reports today that negotiations for the safe release of the two journalists are underway and CPJ continues to monitor developments closely. Seven other journalists have been kidnapped in Gaza over the last year. All were released unharmed.
August 16, 2006 12:00 AM ET

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CPJ Update

CPJ Update
June 16, 2006

News from the Committee to Protect Journalists


January 1, 2006 10:17 AM ET

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Attacks on the Press   |   Mexico

Attacks on the Press 2004: Mexico

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While journalists in the capital, Mexico City, report freely on government, crime, and corruption, reporters in the U.S.-Mexico border region risk grave danger in covering sensitive topics, such as drug trafficking. Two border journalists were killed for their work in 2004.

Francisco Ortiz Franco, 48, an editor and reporter with the tabloid weekly Zeta, was gunned down in front of his children in broad daylight near downtown Tijuana on June 22. Federal authorities took over the investigation in August after evidence linked the killing to organized crime.
March 14, 2005 11:22 AM ET

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Alerts   |   Mexico

Two men sentenced to 20 years each for murder of U.S. journalist Philip True

New York, April 29, 2004—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) welcomes the ruling by a Mexican appeals court sentencing the two men accused of murdering U.S. journalist Philip True in December 1998 to 20 years in prison.

On Tuesday, April 27, a three-judge panel of the Jalisco State Supreme Court convicted two Huichol Indians, Juan Chivarra de la Cruz and his brother-in-law Miguel Hernández de la Cruz, of murdering San Antonio Express-News correspondent Philip True. The men were sentenced to 20 years in prison each and ordered to pay 117,315 Mexican pesos (U$10,000) in damages, Jorge Ochoa, the lawyer of True’s widow, Martha True, told CPJ.
April 29, 2004 12:00 PM ET

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Attacks on the Press   |   Mexico

Attacks on the Press 2003: Mexico

While the Mexican press was able to report more freely about government corruption, an increase in criminal defamation charges and government pressure on journalists to reveal their sources cast a pall over the media in 2003.

As President Vicente Fox hit the halfway point of his six-year presidency, his chances of transforming the country were slipping away, and with it, the nation's optimism. On June 12, however, Mexico took a step toward curbing official corruption when the Federal Law on Transparency and Access to Public Information came into effect, opening the government's closely guarded secrets to public scrutiny.
March 11, 2004 12:03 PM ET

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Attacks on the Press   |   Mexico

Attacks on the Press 2002: Mexico

Two years after the historic election of Vicente Fox, which ended 75 years of one-party rule in Mexico, the country is being governed somewhat more democratically. But in 2002, the president still faced urgent demands to break with the government's corrupt and secretive past in favor of transparency and public accountability.
March 31, 2003 12:04 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Mexico

Two men accused of murdering journalist are found guilty

New York, May 31, 2002—A three-judge appeals panel yesterday sentenced two men to a 13-year prison term for the 1998 murder of Philip True, a Mexico City correspondent for the San Antonio Express-News. The unanimous ruling overturned an August 2001 verdict that had acquitted the two men.

The men were found guilty of "intentional homicide," the San Antonio Express-News reported. The prosecution had sought a conviction on charges of "premeditated murder," which carries a sentence of up to 20 years. The defendants remain free while their lawyers consider whether to file a final appeal before a federal court.

May 31, 2002 12:00 PM ET

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Attacks on the Press   |   Mexico

Attacks on the Press 2001: Mexico

President Vicente Fox's historic election in 2000 marked the end of the long-ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party's (PRI) domination of the country and its media. But the honeymoon between the president and the media ended in 2001 with increasingly critical coverage that reflected the public's frustration with the slow pace of reforms under the new government.

March 26, 2002 12:05 PM ET

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