1999

  

Bosnia: Senad Avdic Convicted on Charges of Criminal Libel

June 28,1999 His Excellency Ante Jelovic Chairman of the Presidency of the Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina Via: Permanent Mission of the Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina to the United Nations, 866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 580, New York, NY 10017 Fax: (212) 751-9019 The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is gravely concerned about the recent convictions of Senad…

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Peru: CPJ protests arrest of former television station manager as part of campaign against the independent press

June 24,1999 His Excellency Alberto Fujimori President of the Republic of Peru Lima, Peru Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to strongly condemn the June 18 arrest and conviction of Julio Sotelo Casanova, the former general manager of the television station Frecuencia Latina-Canal 2. CPJ regards Sotelo’s jailing as further evidence…

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Perú: El CPJ Protesta el Arresto del Ex-gerente de una Estación de Televisión como parte de una campaña en contra de La Prensa Independiente

June 24,1999 Su Excelencia Alberto Fujimori Presidente de la República del Perú Lima, Perú Su Excelencia, El Comité para la Protección de Periodistas (CPJ) condena enérgicamente el arresto y encargatoria de reo de Julio Sotelo Casanova ocurridos el 18 de junio. Sotelo es el ex-gerente general de Frecuencia Latina-Canal 2. El CPJ considera que el…

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Peru: CPJ protests Arrest of Former Television Station Manager as part of Campaign against the Independent Press

June 24,1999 His Excellency Alberto Fujimori President of the Republic of Peru Lima, Peru Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to strongly condemn the June 18 arrest and conviction of Julio Sotelo Casanova, the former general manager of the television station Frecuencia Latina-Canal 2. CPJ regards Sotelo’s jailing as further evidence…

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CPJ Disturbed by the Persecution of Najam Sethi in Pakistan

June 23,1999 His Excellency Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Prime Minister Prime Minister’s Secretariat Islamabad, Pakistan Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply disturbed by evidence that your government is continuing to persecute Najam Sethi, chief editor of the English-language weekly newspaper The Friday Times. In the last few weeks, various government agencies have blocked…

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Kuwait: Television station shut down

June 22,1999 His Excellency Youssef Muhammad al-Samait Minister of Information c/o His Excellency Ambassador Muhammad al-Sabah Embassy of the State of Kuwait 2940 Tilden Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20008 Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to strongly protest the closure of the Qatar-based television station, Al-Jazeera. CPJ has leaned that Your…

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The Committee to Protect Journalists Strongly Condemns the Arrest and Indictments of Bartolo Ortíz and Carlos Orellana

June 17,1999 His Excellency Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle President of the Republic of Chile Palacio de la Moneda Santiago, CHILE Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to strongly condemn the arrest and indictment of Bartolo Ortíz, CEO of Planeta Publishing Company, and Carlos Orellana, chief editor of Planeta. Ortíz and Orellana face…

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The Committee to Protect Journalists Strongly Condemns the Arrest and Indictments of Bartolo Ortíz and Carlos Orellana

17 de junio de 1999 Su Excelencia Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle Presidente de la República de Chile Palacio de la Moneda Santiago, CHILE Su Excelencia, El Comité para la Protección de Periodistas (CPJ) condena enérgicamente el arresto y procesamiento de Bartolo Ortiz, gerente general de Editorial Planeta y de Carlos Orellana, editor general de Planeta. Ortíz…

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CPJ update: Correspondents Shot in Kosovo; Yugoslav Army Harassment Continues in Montenegro; While Exiled Daily Distributes in Pristina. British journalists injured in Kosovo attack

June 17, 1999 — Two British journalists and their ethnic Albanian interpreter were injured late on June 16 when unidentified gunmen fired at their rental car near the village of Stimjle in southern Kosovo, according to editors at Glasgow’s Daily Record. The three men, all working for the Daily Record, were heading from Prizren toward Macedonia to…

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Crusader’s Life in the Balance

Los Angeles Time Editorial Jesus Barraza has good reason to fear for his life. He is a crusading journalist in the small town of San Luis Rio Colorado in Mexico, just a few miles from Yuma, Ariz., and home to a criminal ring that transports drugs and people to the United States and returns to…

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