2003

  

Journalists attacked for covering corruption

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is gravely concerned by two recent violent attacks on journalists in Vietnam. On April 21, assailants set fire to the car of journalist Hoang Thien Nga outside her home in Dak Lak Province, in the Central Highlands. Nga, the Dak Lak correspondent for the national daily Tien…

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Local journalist violently attacked

New York, April 30, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns yesterday’s violent attack against Mger Galechian, a journalist with the opposition newspaper Chorrord Ishkhanutyun, which is based in Armenia’s capital, Yerevan. According to Armenian and Russian news reports, two men came to the newspaper’s offices on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 29, and brutally…

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Militant group threatens to kill journalists in Kashmir

New York, April 30, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns the threat issued yesterday by the militant group Tehrik-ul-Mujahideen against journalists working “against the freedom struggle” in the disputed territory of Kashmir. The organization is one of more than a dozen armed groups fighting against Indian rule in Kashmir, which is claimed by both…

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CPJ investigating murder of radio announcer Another journalist injured in a separate attack

New York, April 29, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is investigating a news report that radio journalist John Villanueva was shot dead after being ambushed yesterday while riding his motorcycle. Villanueva was an announcer for the station DZGB in Legaspi City, south of the capital, Manila, according to the Agence France-Presse. The motive for…

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Decision expected soon in Dominique murder case

New York, April 28, 2003—A court of appeals in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, is expected to announce a decision soon concerning the recent indictments of six men charged with murdering prominent journalist Jean Leópold Dominique, according to court officials. On March 21, six men—all of whom have been imprisoned for more than two years in connection…

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State-owned radio and television offices attacked

New York, April 28, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns the recent attack on the offices of Doordarshan Television and Radio Kashmir in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. Five people were killed. At about 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, assailants detonated a car laden with explosives near the main gate of…

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CPJ protests detention of journalists

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned by the prolonged detention of writers Yang Zili, Xu Wei, Jin Haike, and Zhang Honghai. On April 21, the Beijing Intermediate Court reopened the trial against the four men, who were arrested in March 2001. No verdict has been announced.

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CPJ concerned about health of imprisoned journalist

New York, April 23, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is very concerned about the deteriorating health of Oscar Espinosa Chepe, an independent journalist who is currently imprisoned at the national headquarters of the State Security Department (DSE), the Cuban political police. He was arrested on March 20. Espinosa Chepe, 62, has written numerous articles…

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CPJ preocupado com estado de saúde de jornalista

Nova York, 23 de abril del 2003—O Comitê para a Proteção dos Jornalistas (CPJ, por sua sigla em inglês) está extremamente preocupado pela deterioração do estado de saúde de Oscar Espinosa Chepe, jornalista independente que se encontra preso no quartel general do Departamento de Segurança do Estado (DSE), a polícia política cubana. O jornalista foi…

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CPJ deplores worsening press freedom climate

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about the deteriorating press freedom climate in Cameroon following the detention of three journalists from Cameroon’s only independent daily, Mutations, and the closure of the private radio station Magic FM. On April 13, the Société de presse et d’édition du Cameroun (Sopécam), a state-owned printing…

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