1999

  

Indonesia: Another journalist killed in East Timor

Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) strongly condemns the recent killing of Indonesian journalist Agus Muliawan, who was among a group of nine church workers massacred on Saturday, September 25 as they traveled to Baucau from Lospalos, East Timor. The gunmen were identified in Western news reports as Indonesian troops or pro-Indonesian militia members.

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Indonesia: Another journalist killed in East Timor

Mr. Martin, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) strongly condemns the killing of Agus Muliawan, an Indonesian journalist who was among a group of nine church workers massacred on Saturday, September 25, as they traveled to Baucau from Lospalos, East Timor. The gunmen were identified in Western news reports as Indonesian troops or pro-Jakarta militia.

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Nine journalists attacked in two days of anti-Milosevic protests in Belgrade

Click here to read CPJ’s recent protest letter to the Milosevic government September 30, 1999— At least four reporters were injured and the offices of a major opposition newspaper closed as police continued to use force to muzzle demonstrations during the second consecutive day of protests in Belgrade on Thursday, September 30.

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Zimbabwe: Tortured journalists to face trial for reporting on coup plot

Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply dismayed that journalists Mark Chavunduka and Ray Choto of the Harare-based Sunday Standardnewspaper are to face trial in Zimbabwe’s Supreme Court on October 4, despite widespread international outrage over their case.

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Cuban government bars journalist from collecting award in New York

Raúl Rivero, founder and director of the independent news agency CubaPress, informed CPJ that Cuban authorities denied him a permit to travel to Columbia University to receive a special citation from the Graduate School of Journalism for “independent reporting in the face of harassment, arrests, and threats from the government.” He was scheduled to receive…

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Nadire Mater charged with “insulting the Turkish military”

Click here to read Nadire Mater’s personal statement Last week, Nadire Mater, a reporter with Inter Press Service (IPS), learned that she had been formally charged with “insulting” the Turkish military-a crime under Article 159 of the Turkish Penal Code. If convicted, she faces between one and six years in prison. The charge stems from…

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Colombia: Editor gunned down in restaurant

Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to condemn the September 16 murder of Guzmán Quintero Torres, editor-in-chief of the daily El Pilónin Valledupar, capital of the northern Cesar Department. We urge you to ensure that those responsible for this heinous crime are brought to justice.

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Colombia: Editor gunned down in restaurant

Your Excellency, El Comité para Proteger a los Periodistas (CPJ) le escribe para condenar el asesinato el 16 de septiembre de Guzmán Quintero Torres, jefe de redacción del diario El Pilón de Valledupar, capital del departamento norteño de Cesar. Le exhortamos a garantizar que los responsables de este horrible crimen serán llevados a justicia.

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Ukraine: Bureaucrats bear down on independent TV station

Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is greatly troubled by the ongoing official harassment of STB TV, an independent station that reaches 80 percent of the television-watching population of Ukraine.

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Indonesia: Dutch journalist killed in East Timor

September 22, 1999 His Excellency Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie President, Republic of Indonesia Office of the President Bina Graha, Jalan Veteran No. 17 Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) strongly condemns yesterday’s brutal murder of Sander Thoenes, a Dutch freelance journalist on assignment in Dili, East Timor.

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