CPJ concerned by killings and threats

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply alarmed by the rapid escalation of violence against the press in Colombia in recent months. In addition to a wave of threats that has fostered a climate of fear among the media, two journalists were killed this week in separate attacks. On Monday, April 28,…

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Kremlin presses Estonia to shut down Chechen Web site

New York, May 1, 2003—Russian government officials have been pressing Estonian authorities to shut down the pro-independence Chechen Web site KavkazCenter (www.kavkazcenter.com) for more than a week, according to local and international press reports. Sergei Yastrezhembsky, an advisor to President Vladimir Putin, warned last week that, “Countries which aspire to partnership and mutually advantageous relations…

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Al-Jazeera correspondents allowed to return to NYSE

New York, May 1, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) welcomes the decision by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to restore the press accreditation of two correspondents working with the Qatar-based news channel Al-Jazeera. Correspondents Ammar Shankari and Ramzi Shiber told CPJ they were notified on Tuesday, April 29, that their accreditation to cover…

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