2001

  

Prominent TV journalist assaulted in Moscow

New York, November 30, 2001—A well-known Russian television journalist was assaulted and robbed by three unknown attackers in the early morning hours of Friday, November 30, CPJ has confirmed. Ildar Zhandaryov co-hosts “Bez Protokola” (Without Protocol), one of Russia’s top-rated talk shows, and the movie review program “Interesnoye Kino” (Interesting Movie). Both shows appear on…

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Maoist revolt sparks crackdown on press

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is extremely concerned about press freedom violations in Nepal during the recently declared State of Emergency. On November 26, King Gyanendra declared a State of Emergency throughout the country in response to an upsurge of violence between Maoist rebels and government security forces that killed at least 100 people over the weekend.

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CPJ concerned about Canadian journalist believed kidnapped

New York, November 28, 2001—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is extremely concerned about the safety of Ken Hechtman, a Canadian free-lance journalist who is believed to be held captive in the border town of Spin Boldak. Hechtman, 33, was writing for the weekly Montreal Mirror. On November 27, a man who identified himself as…

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Milosovic-era laws

New York, November 27, 2001—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about an ongoing government investigation of two independent Belgrade publications, the weekly magazine Reporter and the daily Blic. The police investigators invoked two Milosovic-era laws.

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New security bill may restrict independent press, state paper reports

New York, November 28, 2001—In a November 21 article, the state-owned Herald newspaper reported that the Zimbabwean government had drafted a Public Order and Security Bill intended to replace the harsh Law and Order Maintenance Act of 1960. The bill is expected to reach Parliament by the end of the year. Ostensibly meant to cover…

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Swedish journalist killed by armed robbers in Taloqan

New York, November 27, 2001—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague Ulf Strömberg, a cameraman for the Swedish channel TV4. He was murdered early this morning during a robbery at the house in Taloqan where he and several other journalists were staying. At around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning,…

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Journalist jailed over coverage of anti-Hindu violence

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply disturbed by the imprisonment and prosecution of Shahriar Kabir, a well-known journalist, author, and human rights activist.

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Taliban expel foreign journalists

AFGHANISTAN: Taliban prisoners reportedly attack British journalist New York, November 26, 2001—CPJ is investigating reports that Taliban prisoners attacked a British journalist in the Qala-i-Jhangi fort, outside Mazar-i-Sharif.

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Another TV channel threatened with closure

The TV-6 case is strikingly similar to the recent hostile takeover of the independent television network NTV. New York, November 26, 2001—CPJ expressed grave concern over today’s ruling by a Moscow appellate court upholding the liquidation of the private Russian channel TV-6. The appeal was lodged following a September 27 ruling to liquidate TV-6’s parent…

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CPJ welcomes release of Japanese journalist

New York, November 20, 2001—CPJ welcomes the release of Japanese free-lance journalist Daigen Yanagida, who was imprisoned for nearly a month by Taliban authorities in Jalalabad. Yanagida was detained on October 22 in Asadabad after entering Afghanistan without a visa. He was later brought to Jalalabad for questioning. On November 16, the Taliban released Yanagida…

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