2000

  

CPJ Welcomes Court Decision to Strike Down Censorship in Sri Lanka Chief Censor’s Appointment Illegal, Supreme Court Rules

New York, June 30, 2000–The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) applauds Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court ruling today that the government’s system of news censorship is illegal, and that the decisions of the chief censor therefore have no force in law. A unanimous three-judge panel delivered the verdict in response to a petition brought by the…

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Mexico: CPJ notes various press-freedom abuses during election campaign

Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is gratified that Mexican journalists have generally been able to cover the current election campaign without government interference. However, we would like to express our concern about a number of recent incidents.

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Vietnam: Dissident writer under house arrest for backing democracy

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) strongly protests the house arrest of writer Dr. Nguyen Xuan Tu, better known by his pen name Dr. Ha Sy Phu. We call on the Vietnamese government to restore Dr. Ha’s liberty and abandon legal actions currently pending against him.

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Polish police detain former TV station owner Baruch Ichver at Peru’s request

Click here to read more about press freedom conditions in PERU PERU: Polish police detain former TV station owner Baruch Ivcher at Peru’s request (Posted June 29, 2000) New York, June 29, 2000 — On Wednesday, Polish police detained Baruch Ivcher, former owner of the Lima-based TV station Frecuencia Latina-Canal 2, for approximately five hours…

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Côte d’Ivoire: Government announces plans to muzzle press

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is gravely disturbed by your regime’s plans to tighten state control over the press in Côte d’Ivoire. According to CPJ’s sources in Abidjan, Information Minister Captain Henri Cesar Sama announced on June 23 that the ruling National Public Salvation Committee (CNSP) would soon release a list of measures designed to block the publication of any information “likely to negatively affect the credibility of journalists, national security and social peace.”

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CÔTE D’IVOIRE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES CENSORSHIP PLAN

Click here to read more about press freedom conditions in CÔTE D’IVOIRE New York, June 28, 2000-The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is gravely disturbed by plans announced by the military government of the Côte D’Ivoire to tighten control over the editorial content of local newspapers and other media outlets.

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Judiciary bans another newspaper

New York, June 28, 2000 — A clerical court in Tehran has ordered the indefinite closure of one of the country’s last remaining pro-reform newspapers, bringing to 20 the number of papers closed by Iranian courts over the past two months. On Sunday, June 25, Iran’s Special Court for Clergy, a conservative tribunal that operates…

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sarajevo media victimized by ruling party

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply disturbed by several recent incidents in which individuals closely linked to your political party attacked individual journalists and a local publishing house in Sarajevo.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Journalist convicted of “insulting the army”

Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is outraged by the continued persecution of Freddy Loseke Lisumbu la Yayenga, editor of the Kinshasa-based weekly La Libre Afrique. We condemn Loseke’s recent conviction for “insulting the army,” an absurd charge that is an affront to the most basic standards of press freedom.

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Two journalists arrested and detained near Kinshasa

Click here to read more about press freedom conditions in the DRC New York, June 26, 2000 — CPJ calls for the immediate release of a BBC journalist and her Congolese assistant who were arrested yesterday by security agents near the Congolese capital, Kinshasa. Caroline Pare, a London-based BBC television producer, and her assistant, Pierre…

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