2002

  

Camera crews detained; journalist attacked by thugs

New York, June 28, 2002—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) protests the harassment by Egyptian police of several reporters covering yesterday’s runoff parliamentary elections in the northern city of Alexandria. Egyptian police detained two journalists from U.A.E.­based Abu Dhabi TV and two others from German television channel ZDF as they tried to film at polling…

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CPJ asks government to respond to reports of custodial killingPro-Maoist editor Krishna Sen feared deadCLICK HERE to read the letter of inquiry.

New York June 28, 2002—The Committee to Protect Journalists sent a letter of inquiry today to Nepalese prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba urgently requesting information about the status of Krishna Sen, editor of the daily Janadisha and former editor of Janadesh, both publications considered supportive of the banned Maoist rebel movement. The government has failed…

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Camera crews detained; journalist attacked by thugs

New York, June 28, 2002–The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) protests the harassment by Egyptian police of several reporters covering yesterday’s runoff parliamentary elections in the northern city of Alexandria. Egyptian police detained two journalists from U.A.E.­based Abu Dhabi TV and two others from German television channel ZDF as they tried to film at polling…

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Two journalists arrested

New York, June 27, 2002—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is disturbed by the recent arrests of João de Barros, publisher and editor of the independent daily Correio de Bissau, and Nilson Mendonca, editor at the state-run Rádio Difusão Nacional (RDN). Both journalists have been released. De Barros was arrested in Bissau, the capital of…

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Reuters cameraman comes under gunfire

related article: Press freedom crisis worsens in the occupied territories >New York, June 26, 2002—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned about an incident yesterday in which a Reuters television cameraman came under gunfire in the West Bank town of Hebron.

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SUSPECTS CHARGED WITH JOURNALIST’S MURDER ACQUITTED

New York, June 26, 2002—Six suspects accused in the October 1994 murder of Dmitry Kholodov, of the Moscow-based independent newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets, were fully acquitted today by the Moscow Circuit Military Court. The six men were released from custody following the verdict. The court ruled that the prosecution failed to prove the suspects’ guilt, according…

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Government drops charges against exiled Tajik journalist

New York, June 26, 2002—Tajikistan’s Prosecutor General’s Office has dropped its criminal case against Dodojon Atovullo, editor and publisher of the Russian-language paper Chroghi Ruz. Authorities have been searching for Atovullo since May 2001, when he fled in exile to Germany. According to a June 21 report from Interfax news agency, First Deputy Prosecutor General…

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CPJ condemns conviction of independent journalists

New York, June 25, 2002—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns yesterday’s conviction of Mikola Markevich and Paval Mazheika, both of the independent weekly newspaper Pahonya. The Leninsky District Court in the city of Hrodno, in western Belarus, found editor-in-chief Markevich and journalist Mazheika guilty of libeling President Aleksandr Lukashenko. The journalists were sentenced to…

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June 21 article: CPJ calls for full exoneration of imprisoned journalist Grigory Pasko

New York, June 25, 2002—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is dismayed that the Military Collegium of the Russian Supreme Court today upheld journalist Grigory Pasko’s December 2001 conviction and prison sentence. Pasko was convicted of treason and sentenced to four years in prison on December 25, 2001, based on the charge that he intended…

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CPJ calls on Congress to support press freedom

Washington, DC, June 24, 2002–In a round-table discussion organized by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), CPJ’s Asia program coordinator Kavita Menon called for greater U.S. support for press freedom in China. “The U.S. has clear commercial and political interests in promoting greater transparency and the rule of law in China,” said Menon. “The local…

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