2000

  

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Two editors face death penalty for criticizing Kabila

Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is alarmed at your government’s ongoing persecution of two Kinshasa weekly newspaper editors: Emile-Aimè Kakekese Vinalu of Le Carrousel, and Jean-Pierre Ekanga Mukuna of La Tribune de la Nation. Both journalists have been charged with high treason and face the death penalty if convicted, according to CPJ sources.

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Expulsion Of Swedish Journalists Highlights Repressive Press Conditions

New York, August 30, 2000 — The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) deplores the recent detention and imminent expulsion of three Swedish journalists in Havana, reportedly because of their contacts with members of Cuba’s beleaguered independent press. At around seven a.m. on August 29, Interior Ministry agents arrested Birger Thuresson, Peter Götell, and Helena Söderqvist…

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Militants bomb two publications in Manipur

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply disturbed by the August 26 bombing attack on the offices of two publications in Imphal, Manipur. The attack comes just one week after newspaper editor Thounaojam Brajamani Singh was assassinated on the streets of Imphal.

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Bomb explodes in front of journalist’s house

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply disturbed by the recent bombing of leading journalist Suriwong Uapatiphan’s residence in Bangkok. Police believe the attack was in retaliation for his writing.

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Rebels free one French journalist; two others still in captivity

Click here to read more about press freedom conditions in the PHILIPPINES See also: August 17: As hostage crisis drags on, release of French journalists is delayed August 16: French journalists may be released tomorrow

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Something bad happens to a journalist

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned about press-freedom violations in Paraguay since the August 13 vice-presidential elections. In the tense climate that followed the elections, several Paraguayan journalists have been attacked and threatened, according to CPJ sources and local press reports.

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Media targeted since vice-presidential election

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned about press-freedom violations in Paraguay since the August 13 vice-presidential elections. In the tense climate that followed the elections, several Paraguayan journalists have been attacked and threatened, according to CPJ sources and local press reports.

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Channel Four Journalists Freed

Click here to read more about press freedom conditions in LIBERIA Previous CPJ coverage:

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Media on strike to protest government crackdown

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply disturbed by the illegal arrests of Rauf Arifoglu and Etibar Djebrayiloglu, respectively editor-in-chief and special correspondent of the opposition daily Yeni Musavat, and by the illegal banning of the independent newspaper Uch Noqte. We fear that these and other incidents constitute an organized government campaign to stifle independent journalism in Azerbaijan during the run-up to the November 5 parliamentary elections.

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Journalist Appears in Court

Click here to read more about press freedom conditions in TURKEY Click here to read an except from Mehmed’s Book Clich here to read Mater’s statement

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