2000

  

Azerbaijan: Regime tightens screws on Monitor Weekly

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply disturbed by your government’s recent crackdown on the Baku-based magazine Monitor Weekly and the continued harassment of its editor in chief, Elmar Huseynov.

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One journalist killed, two wounded during protests

Click here to read more about press freedom conditions in GUATEMALA. New York, April 28, 2000 — A photographer for the Guatemala City daily Prensa Libre was killed yesterday and two other journalists were injured when private security guards opened fire on rioters in Guatemala City.

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CPJ condemns harassment campaign against Daily News

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the ongoing campaign of harassment against the independent, Harare-based paper The Daily News, whose offices were the target of a terrorist bomb attack on April 22.

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Parliament to vote on strengthening criminal defamation penalties

Honorable Members of Parliament: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a non-governmental organization of journalists devoted to upholding press freedom worldwide, is concerned about draft Penal Code amendments, now under discussion in Parliament, that would substantially increase criminal penalties for defamation.

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Three more pro-reform papers shut down

Click here to read more about press freedom conditions in IRAN. [Click here to read CPJ’s protest letter of April 14]

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AP Photographer Arrested

Click here to read more about press freedom conditions in ZIMBABWE. [Click here to read CPJ’s April 27 protest letter to President Mugabe.] New York, April 27, 2000 — On April 26, Harare airport police arrested Obed Zilwa, an Associated Press photographer, on suspicion that he may have been involved in an April 22 bomb…

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French press delegation assaulted outside home of beleaguered Tunisian journalist

Click here to read more about press freedom conditions in TUNISIA. New York, April 26, 2000 — Tunisian police assaulted a group of French press freedom advocates and journalists today when they attempted to visit Tunisian journalist Taoufik Ben Brik, who was in the 24th day of a hunger strike to protest two years of…

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Iran: Judicial authorities ban 14 newspapers, jail two journalists

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is outraged about the recent closure of 14 Iranian newspapers and the imprisonment of journalists Akbar Ganji and Latif Safari.

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Media threatened during state of emergency

Click here to read more about press freedom conditions in BOLIVIA. New York, April 24, 2000 — CPJ is deeply concerned about a series of recent threats against Bolivian media organizations covering corruption and state violence. On April 14, at 9:30 a.m., the La Paz-based daily Presencia received an anonymous bomb threat, which followed a…

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Judicial authorities ban 14 newspapers, jail two journalists

Click here to read more about press freedom conditions in IRAN. [Click here to read CPJ’s protest letter] [Click here to read CPJ’s protest letter of April 14]

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