2002

  

CPJ concerned about broadcast bill

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is alarmed that a landmark broadcast regulatory bill nearing passage in the Parliament contains numerous undemocratic provisions that threaten Indonesia’s burgeoning free press.

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Detained journalists accused of anti-state activities

New York, November 26, 2002—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns the arrest in Bangladesh yesterday of three journalists working on a documentary for Britain’s Channel 4 “Unreported World” series. Reporter Zaiba Malik, director and cameraman Bruno Sorrentino, and Priscilla Raj, a free-lance journalist working for the documentary team as an interpreter, were taken into…

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MUSLIM LEADERS ISSUE FATWA ON JOURNALISTPolice detain editor

New York, November 26, 2002—Islamic authorities in the northern Nigerian state of Zamfara issued a fatwa urging Muslims to kill Isioma Daniel, a writer for the private daily This Day, whose November 16 article about the Miss World pageant sparked deadly riots across the country. According to sources in the southern city of Lagos, the…

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CPJ welcomes President Putin’s decision to veto controversial amendments

New York, November 25, 2002—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) welcomes Russian president Vladimir Putin’s decision today to veto restrictive amendments to the Law on the Struggle with Terrorism and the Law on Mass Media that were passed by Parliament earlier this month. Putin announced his decision during a meeting with media chiefs. He also…

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Azerbaijani journalist detained in Moscow

New York, November 25, 2002—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is alarmed that Irada Huseynova, a correspondent with the Azerbaijani weekly Bakinsky Bulvar who currently works for the Moscow-based Center for Journalism in Extreme Situations (CJES), was detained today in Moscow and could be extradited. CJES director Oleg Panfilov told CPJ that Moscow police arrived…

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Newspaper’s offices destroyed by fire

New York, November 20, 2002—The Kaduna offices of the Nigerian private daily This Day were burned down today by Muslim protesters who were angered by a news report the paper published about the Miss World pageant, to be held in the country early in December. Local sources said the protesters were reacting to an article…

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Explosion destroys newspaper’s offices

New York, November 20, 2002—On Friday, November 15, an explosion destroyed the offices of the independent weekly National Pilot in Ilorin, the capital of Nigeria’s west central Kwara State. Five people were seriously injured in the blast—which local sources suspected was a politically motivated bomb attack—including the paper’s deputy editor-in-chief, Mudasiru Adewuyi. The explosion occurred…

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Body of Ukrainian journalist found

New York, November 19, 2002—A body suspected to be that of Mykhailo Kolomyets, director of Ukrainski Novyny news agency, was found on October 30 hanging from a tree in a forest in northwestern Belarus, near the city of Maladzechna, said a news report that Ukrainski Novyny published today. Kolomyets’ colleagues at the news agency said…

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Former prime minister convicted for ordering journalist murdered

New York, November 19, 2002—An appeals court in the central Italian city of Perugia announced this week that it had convicted former prime minister Giulio Andreotti, 83, and sentenced him to 24 years in prison for ordering the murder of muckraking journalist Mino Pecorelli in 1979. Pecorelli, who was preparing to publish compromising information about…

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Versión en español

New York, November 18, 2002—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned about recent attacks on Venezuelan journalists, the latest of which occurred yesterday at the 24-hour news channel Globovisión. On Sunday, November 17, a bomb went off in the parking lot of Globovisión’s offices, which are located in the eastern section of the…

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