2002

  

CPJ asks Pentagon to explain Al-Jazeera bombing

New York, January 31, 2002—In a letter sent today to U.S. defense secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, CPJ requested information about the circumstances behind the U.S. bombing of the Kabul office of the Al-Jazeera satellite television channel in mid-November. During the early morning hours of November 13, 2001, U.S. aircraft dropped two 500-pound bombs on the…

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JOURNALISTS PETITION FOR RELEASE OF WSJ REPORTER

We, the undersigned, are colleagues of Daniel Pearl, who has become a captive while reporting for The Wall Street Journal in Pakistan. Like Daniel himself, we are journalists. As he used to, we report on events in the Middle East. We are Americans, Arabs, and others, who have spent many years, in some cases lifetimes,…

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CPJ asks Pentagon to explain Al-Jazeera bombing

New York, January 31, 2002—In a letter sent today to U.S. defense secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, CPJ requested information about the circumstances behind the U.S. bombing of the Kabul office of the Al-Jazeera satellite television channel in mid-November. During the early morning hours of November 13, 2001, U.S. aircraft dropped two 500-pound bombs on the…

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Urgent Appeal to Captors for Reporter’s Release

Pakistan: CPJ urges kidnappers to release Daniel Pearl (January 28, 2002)   New York, January 30, 2002—In response to his captors’ demands and threats against Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl’s life, CPJ called again for the reporter’s release in a statement today. “We appeal to the captors of Danny Pearl to release him immediately,…

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CPJ asks Pentagon to explain Al-Jazeera bombing

New York, January 31, 2002—In a letter sent today to U.S. defense secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, CPJ requested information about the circumstances behind the U.S. bombing of the Kabul office of the Al-Jazeera satellite television channel in mid-November. During the early morning hours of November 13, 2001, U.S. aircraft dropped two 500-pound bombs on the…

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CPJ urges kidnappers to release Daniel Pearl

New York, January 28, 2002—CPJ is deeply concerned about Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who has been missing in Pakistan since January 23. A previously unknown group stated in an e-mail to news organizations that they had abducted Pearl and accused him of working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. “Daniel Pearl is a…

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Government fails to renew accreditation of Palestinian journalists

According to a joint statement issued by the bureau chiefs of 29 international media organizations on January 15, the GPO has failed to renew press accreditations for all but a few of the Palestinian journalists employed by these organizations since December 31, when the old accreditations expired. The media companies have said that some foreign journalists, mostly camera crews, have also been refused accreditation.

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Malaysia: Political pressure behind shakeup at The Sun, sources say

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned that political pressure may have prompted the recent wave of resignations, suspensions, and lay-offs at The Sun newspaper. Local journalists have told CPJ that the radical retrenchment of the daily’s staff is part of an effort to rein in its political coverage, which had been more independent and aggressive than that of any other mainstream news outlet in Malaysia.

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CPJ condemns Israel’s destruction of Palestinian radio and television building

January 19, 2002, New York—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns in the strongest terms Israel’s destruction today of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation building in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Early this morning, Israeli forces entered the five-story building, which houses administrative offices and broadcasting facilities for the Palestinian National Authority’s Voice of Palestine…

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VOA journalists under pressure

“ Such a policy is a disservice to VOA’s millions of listeners around the world,” said CPJ executive director Ann Cooper.

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