1999

  

Najam Sethi, editor of the The Friday Times. Released

June 3, 1999 His Excellency Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Prime Minister Prime Minister’s Secretariat Islamabad, Pakistan The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) welcomes yesterday’s unconditional release of Najam Sethi, the founding editor of the English-language weekly The Friday Times. The government’s decision to drop all charges against him is a very encouraging development. However, CPJ remains concerned…

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DRUG TRAFFICKING AND THE PRESS IN LATIN AMERICA

May 3, 1999 Bogotá, Colombia — In 1986 when El Espectador editor Guillermo Cano was gunned down at a traffic light in downtown Bogotá, everyone in Colombia knew who was behind the hit. Medellín cartel leader Pablo Escobar reportedly held several lavish victory parties to celebrate the murder. There were no parties on May 19, 1998,…

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NARCOTRAFICO Y PERIODISMO EN AMERICA LATINA

Bogotá, Colombia 3 de mayo de 1999 — En 1986, cuando el director de El Espectador Guillermo Cano fue asesinado en un semáforo de Bogotá, todos en Colombia sabían quién ordenó el ataque. Pablo Escobar, cabecilla del cartel de Medellín, supuestamente ofreció varias fiestas extravagantes para celebrar la muerte de Cano. Pero no hubo ninguna fiesta…

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Zambian Government Lashes Out at The Post

March 10, 1999 His Excellency President Frederick Chiluba State House Independence Avenue Lusaka, Zambia Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) writes to strongly condemn the arrests of Ms. Lubasi Mwangala Katundu, Joe Kaunda, Goodson Machona, Amos Malupenga, Brighton Phiri, and Kelvin Shimo, reporters for the independent daily newspaper The Post, and the current…

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Zambian Government Lashes Out at The Post, Arrests Six Journalists

  New York, N.Y., March 10, 1999 — The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) today issued a strongly worded condemnation of the Zambian government’s crackdown on The Post, now in the second day of a full-scale assault stemming from the Lusaka-based independent daily’s publication on Tuesday of an article questioning the country’s military preparedness. Zambian…

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Panama Uses Gag Laws to Muzzle Press

March 4, 1999 His Excellency Ernesto Pérez Balladares President of Panama Presidential Palace Panama City, Panama Your Excellency, Prompted by a sharp increase in prosecutions of Panamanian journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to strongly condemn Panama’s “gag laws” as a threat to press freedom, a violation of international law, and a…

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Panama Uses Gag Laws to Muzzle Press

March 4, 1999 His Excellency Ernesto Pérez Balladares President of Panama Presidential Palace Panama City, Panama Your Excellency, Prompted by a sharp increase in prosecutions of Panamanian journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to strongly condemn Panama’s “gag laws” as a threat to press freedom, a violation of international law, and a…

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Attacks on the Press in 1998

CPJ Confirms 472 Journalists Killed, 1989-1998 Attacks on the Press in 1998 Introduction: Attacks on the Press 1998 Preface: Attacks on the Press 1998 Africa Overview: Attacks on the Press 1998 Angola: Attacks on the Press 1998 Burkina: Attacks on the Press 1998 Burundi: Attacks on the Press 1998 Cameroon: Attacks on the Press 1998…

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