2003

  

CPJ condemns journalist’s sentencing

New York, July 25, 2003—Taiwan’s High Court today sentenced reporter Hung Che-cheng to one and a half years in prison on sedition charges for allegedly revealing military secrets. Though the court granted Hung a three-year suspended sentence, the threat of imprisonment remains. The sedition charges stem from a July 29, 2000, article that Hung wrote…

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Jornalista morre durante protestos

Nova York, 24 de julho de 2003 — O Comitê de Proteção aos Jornalistas (CPJ) está chocado e pesaroso com a morte de Héctor Ramírez, repórter do Canal 7 da televisão, que morreu hoje quando cobria protestos na capital, Cidade de Guatemala. Juan Carlos Lange, diretor de notícias de Notisiete, o programa de notícias para…

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JOURNALIST DIES DURING PROTESTS

New York, July 24, 2003— The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is shocked and saddened by the death of Héctor Ramírez, a reporter for Guatemala’s Channel 7 television station, who died today while covering protests in the capital, Guatemala City. Juan Carlos Lange, news director at “Notisiete,” the news program for which Ramírez worked, told…

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Court rejects journalist’s appeal for travel passport

New York, July 24, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply disappointed with today’s ruling by Moscow’s Lyublinsky District Court to uphold Moscow’s Southeastern District Visa and Registration Authorities (OVIR) decision to deny a foreign passport to journalist Grigory Pasko. Pasko was convicted of treason and sentenced to four years in prison on December…

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CPJ DELEGATION CALLS FOR GREATER PRESS ACCESS AND AN END TO IMPUNITY IN TAJIKISTAN

Dushanbe, July 24, 2003—A delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) called on the government of Tajikistan to combat the culture of fear and self-censorship lingering from its bloody 1992-1997 civil war by investigating and prosecuting those responsible for the murders of dozens of journalists during that period. The delegation also called on the…

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Imprisoned journalist released

New York, July 24, 2003—Dimas Dzikodo, editor-in-chief of the independent weekly L’Evenement, was released from prison this morning after his lawyers paid his 500,000 CFA franc (US$864) fine for “attempting to publish false information,” sources in the capital, Lomé, told CPJ today. Dzikodo was arrested at a cybercafé in Lomé on June 14 while he…

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CPJ protests series of attacks and threats against journalists

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is greatly alarmed by a series of recent threats and attacks against journalists in Bangladesh and urges your government to take immediate action to ensure that these crimes are prosecuted vigorously.

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U.S. journalist on trial in Aceh Province

New York, July 23, 2003—American free-lance journalist William Nessen went on trial today in the restive Indonesian province of Aceh for immigration violations. He faces up to five years in prison if convicted. After the prosecution presented four witnesses, the hearing was adjourned until July 30. Nessen, 46, angered Indonesian military authorities by remaining with…

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INJURED FRENCH JOURNALIST FLOWN OUT OF LIBERIA

New York, July 23, 2003—French photographer Patrick Robert, who was injured while on assignment in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, for the U.S.-based weekly Time magazine, was flown out of the country this morning. Robert was hit by bullets in his back and arm on July 19 while covering the recent increase in fighting between forces loyal…

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Two journalists released from prison

New York, July 23, 2003—Two of three journalists who have been imprisoned in Togo for more than a month were released early this morning from custody. Philip Evégnon, publication director of the private weekly L’Evenement, and Jean de Dieu Kpakpabia, journalist at the private weekly Nouvel Echo, were acquitted of “attempting to publish false information…

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