2000

  

Director of TV news program kidnapped

New York, January 31, 2000 – CPJ is gravely concerned for the safety of Guillermo Cortés, director of “Hora Cero,” a nightly television news program broadcast on Canal A in Bogotá. Cortés was kidnapped on January 22 and has not been heard from since. Local journalists informed CPJ that six armed men kidnapped Cortés, known…

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Authorities urged to step up search for journalist

New York, January 27, 2000 —The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a nonpartisan organization dedicated to safeguarding press freedom around the world, is gravely concerned with the recent disappearance of Russian journalist and 10-year veteran Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty correspondent, Andrei Babitsky. Babitsky, 36, well known for his critical reporting on Moscow’s military campaign in…

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DRC: Systemic repression of media documented

Your Excellency: On the occasion of the United Nations Security Council open briefing on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), scheduled to take place in New York on January 24, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) wishes once again to express its grave concern over the appalling press freedom situation in the DRC.

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Angola: One of Africa’s worse press freedom offenders

Your Excellency: Ahead of the United Nations Security Council open briefing on Angola, scheduled to take place in New York on January 18, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) wishes once again to express its deep concern over the deteriorating press freedom situation in Angola.

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Malaysia: Editor and Publisher of Harakah arrested

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned by today’s arrests of Zulkifli Sulong, the editor of Harakah, the biweekly newspaper of the opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), and Chia Lim Thye, the owner of the company that prints Harakah and formally holds the newspaper’s publishing license.

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Uzbekistan: Jailed reporter’s health worsens

Your Excellency: On behalf of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a nonpartisan organization of journalists dedicated to the defense of our colleagues around the world, I extend my greetings for the New Year.

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Azerbaijan: Government blocks broadcast of interview with Chechen rebel leader

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is greatly disturbed by the pressure your government has exerted on the independent television station ANS to block it from airing an interview with a Chechen rebel leader.

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Vladivostok editor jailed for reporting allegations of corruption in local government

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply disturbed by the arrest of Vladivostok journalist Irina Grebneva, editor of the opposition weekly Arsenyevskiye Vesti. Grebneva was released today after a five-day detention imposed in retaliation for publishing telephone transcripts that appeared to implicate senior political figures in Primorye Territory in political corruption.

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Press Freedom Threatened in DRC, Angola, Burundi:

Secretary-General Kofi Annan United Nations New York, NY 10017 BY FAX: (212) 963 4879 Dear Mr. Secretary-General, On the occasion of the United Nations Security Council’s special focus on Africa this month, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) would like to alert you to its concerns over press freedom in Africa, particularly in the three…

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Malaysia: Government threatens to close five independent papers

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned about the Ministry of Home Affairs’ recent threats to close five Malaysian publications, including the widely-read opposition biweekly Harakah.

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