A delegation of representatives from CPJ and Human Rights Watch met yesterday with Patrick Hickey, president of the European Olympic Committees, at the Dublin headquarters of the Olympic Council of Ireland. The delegation discussed the dismal state of press freedom and human rights in Azerbaijan, the host of the first-ever European Games in June and one of the 10 Most Censored Countries in the world.
Dear President Patrick Hickey: I am writing on behalf of the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent international press freedom organization, to call your attention to the dismal climate for press freedom in Azerbaijan, which is scheduled to host the first-ever European Games on June 12.
While a first glance, The Irish-Mexican Alliance might seem like an unorthodox partnership, last night's poetry and music fundraising event for CPJ at Connolly's Pub near Times Square proved otherwise.
Attacks on the Press | Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yugoslavia
The exhilarating prospect of broad press freedoms that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union a decade ago has faded dramatically in much of the post-communist world. A considerable decline in press freedom conditions in Russia during the last year, along with the stranglehold authoritarian leaders have imposed on media in Central Asia, the Caucasus, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova, has put journalists on the defensive across the region.
New York, October 1, 2001—Martin O'Hagan, a 51-year-old investigative journalist with the Dublin newspaper Sunday World, was shot dead outside his home in the Northern Irish town of Lurgan late Friday, CPJ has confirmed.
O'Hagan was shot several times from a passing car while walking home from a pub with his wife, who was not hurt in the attack.
The vehicle in question was found on fire not far from the crime scene.
New York, October 27, 1999 -- A Northern Irish journalist does not have to hand over his notes on the 1989 murder of a Belfast lawyer, the province's senior judge ruled today.
Ed Moloney, the Northern Ireland editor of the Dublin-based Sunday Tribune, had faced up to five years in jail and unlimited fines for refusing to comply with an earlier court order to hand over his notes to British authorities.
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