2000

  

Government attacks newspaper for publishing national anthem parody

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply disturbed by your administration’s multi-pronged attack against the Bengali-language daily newspaper Inqilab, which has been accused of treason for publishing a parody of the Bangladesh national anthem.

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Philippines: Radio broadcaster murdered in Zamboanga del Sur

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns the murder of Olimpio Jalapit, Jr., a radio broadcaster killed on November 17 in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur. We urge Your Excellency to ensure that the investigation into this murder is conducted in a thorough and impartial manner, so that Jalapit’s killers may be brought to justice.

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CPJ demands justice

Click here to read more about press freedom conditions in MOZAMBIQUE New York, November 27, 2000 — CPJ condemns last week’s execution-style murder of Carlos Cardoso, editor of the daily fax newsletter Metical, based in the Mozambique capital, Maputo.

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Jailed reporter’s health deteriorates

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) appeals to you to release our colleague Shodi Mardiev on humanitarian grounds. We wrote to you on January 12, 2000, with a similar request. Since that time, Mardiev’s health has deteriorated even further.

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Paramilitaries suspected in two Colombian press murders

Bogotá, November 17, 2000 — Colombia’s violent right-wing paramilitary underground is probably to blame for the recent murders of two local journalists, according to CPJ sources.

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Rebels kidnap two journalists, release one

Bogotá, November 16, 2000 — National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla fighters released Colombian television journalist Carlos Armando Uribe on November 9, a week after kidnapping him in central Tolima province. The guerrillas continue to hold his colleague, TV producer Jorge Otalora.

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Six weeks after disappearance, ORT cameraman still missing

Click here to read more about press freedom conditions in BELARUS New York, August 11, 2000 –The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is greatly alarmed that Belarusian authorities have not yet determined the whereabouts of Dmitry Zavadsky, a cameraman for Russian Public Television (ORT) who disappeared in Minsk on July 7.

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Kashmir blast kills photographer

Dear Mr. Salahuddin: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns yesterday’s bomb attack in Srinagar, which killed one journalist and seriously injured at least six others. Pradeep Bhatia, a photographer for the Indian newspaper The Hindustan Times, was one of twelve people killed in the attack, police told reporters today.

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Peril in the Territories CPJ Documents Over Two Dozen Cases of Journalists Injured or Subjected to Harassment

Click here to view the CASES Click here to read the special report on Palestinian journalists, “Bloodied and Beleaguered.” New York, November 9, 2000 — The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has documented more than two dozen cases of journalists injured or harassed while covering political violence in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip…

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Newspaper office bombed in Karachi

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is dismayed by the bomb attack earlier today on the Karachi advertising office of the national Urdu-language daily Nawa-i-Waqt, a newspaper known for its aggressive political coverage.

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