2000

  

Publication of new weekly blocked because of content

Click here to read more about press freedom conditions in Morocco. New York, March 31, 2000 — A hard-hitting new Moroccan political weekly has been prevented from printing its fourth edition by one of its shareholders, the Committee to Protect Journalists has learned. The French-language weekly Demain was launched three weeks ago, but was blocked…

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JOURNALIST MUSSAMO RELEASED ON BAIL AFTER THREE MONTHS IN ILLEGAL DETENTION

Click here to read more about press freedom conditions in Angola. New York, March 29, 2000— Angolan journalist Andre Domigos Mussamo, formerly chief editor of the Cuanza Norte provincial branch of the Angolan National Radio and a correspondent for the biweekly Folha 8, posted bail and was released from prison around March 16, sources in…

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Malaysia: Government bans independent magazine

Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is alarmed by the effective banning of the independent bimonthly magazine Detik, whose publishing license has been cancelled by your government.

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Malaysia: Government bans independent magazine

Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is alarmed by the effective banning of the independent bimonthly magazine Detik, whose publishing license has been cancelled by your government.

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Togo: Government bans independent magazine

Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is alarmed by the effective banning of the independent bimonthly magazine Detik, whose publishing license has been cancelled by your government.

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Côte d’Ivoire: Despite promises to respect press freedom, military regime cracks down on local media

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply disturbed by several serious, recent press freedom violations in Côte d’Ivoire. Upon seizing power in December 1999, Your Excellency promised that freedom of expression would be respected. Since then, however, soldiers close to the ruling National Public Salvation Committee (CNSP) have conducted raids on several Abidjan-based publications.

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United States: CPJ urges probe of NYC police attack on reporter Errol Maitland

Dear Mayor Giuliani, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply troubled by reports that journalist Errol Maitland of the radio station WBAI was attacked by members of the New York Police Department (NYPD) while covering the March 25 funeral of Patrick Dorismond, a Haitian-American who was fatally shot by an NYPD officer on March 16.

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NYC POLICE ATTACK REPORTER AT FUNERAL

Click here to read CPJ’s letter to Mayor Giuliani New York, March 28, 2000 — Journalist Errol Maitland of the radio station WBAI was attacked by members of the New York Police Department (NYPD) while covering the March 25 funeral of Patrick Dorismond, a Haitian-American who was fatally shot by an NYPD officer on March…

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Belarus: 35 journalists detained during opposition protests

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply troubled by the events of Saturday, March 25, when thirty-five journalists were among the hundreds detained in connection with a demonstration held in Minsk to protest your government’s ban on a march that was to have been part of opposition-staged festivities commemorating the 1918 founding of the Belarusian National Republic.

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35 JOURNALISTS DETAINED DURING MINSK RALLY

Click here to read CPJ’s protest letter. New York, March 27, 2000 — A total of thirty-five journalists were among the hundreds detained in connection with a demonstration held Saturday March 25 in the Belarus capital, Minsk. The demonstration was held to protest the official ban on a march that was to have been part…

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