2003

  

CPJ protests Internet journalist’s imprisonment

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns the detention of Luo Yongzhong, a free-lance writer who has published more than 150 articles online, according to the New York­based organization Human Rights in China (HRIC).

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Journalist sentenced to five years in prison

Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is outraged at the five-year sentence given to Donatien Nyembo Kimuni, Lubumbashi correspondent for the Kinshasa-based private weekly La Tribune, on a charge of defamation.

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Minister’s group releases report on journalist’s death

New York, July 21, 2003—Zahra Kazemi, the Canadian-Iranian photojournalist who died in Iranian government custody two weeks ago, died as a result of a skull fracture, according to an Iranian government inquiry into her death. The official Iranian new agency IRNA reported yesterday that the inquiry, commissioned earlier this month by Iranian president Mohamed Khatami,…

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CPJ’S mission confirms dire situation for imprisoned journalists and their families

New York, July 18, 2003—Renowned Peruvian journalist Gustavo Gorriti traveled to Cuba last week on behalf of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and confirmed the dire situation for independent Cuban journalists and their families, who are suffering from harassment, humiliating prison conditions, and psychological pressures.

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Missão do CPJ verifica difícil situação dos jornalistas presos e de suas famílias

Nova York, 18 de julho de 2003 ­ O renomado jornalista peruano Gustavo Gorriti viajou a Cuba na semana passada, representando o Comitê para Proteção dos Jornalistas (CPJ), e comprovou a grave situação dos jornalistas independentes cubanos e suas famílias, que sofrem perseguições, pressões psicológicas e humilhantes condições penitenciárias. A missão se originou à raiz…

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U.S. journalist to face trial on immigration charges

New York, July 18, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns the decision by Indonesian authorities to prosecute free-lance journalist William Nessen, a U.S. citizen who was arrested on June 24 after spending weeks reporting from rebel-held territory in war-torn Aceh Province. Aceh state prosecutor Tengku Lutfi told journalists today that Nessen has been charged…

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Authorities launch media crackdown and detain at least six journalists

New York, July 17, 2003—A top Iranian official said yesterday that the death of Canadian-Iranian free-lance photojournalist Zahra Kazemi might have be en caused by a fall or another accident, contradicting an announcement the same day by Iranian vice president Mohammad Ali Abtahi that Kazemi died from a “brain hemorrhage resulting from beatings” Iranian foreign…

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CPJ concerned about media crackdown

Your Majesty: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned about the sharp erosion of press freedom in Morocco in recent months, including the arrest and criminal prosecutions of newspaper editors and the closure of independent publications. These actions contravene the internationally guaranteed right to freedom of expression and continue to undermine Morocco’s standing as a country that permits open media.

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Imprisoned journalist offered exile as condition for release

New York, July 16, 2003—A top Vietnamese government official has said that imprisoned writer and publisher Nguyen Dan Que would be released only if he agrees to leave Vietnam permanently and live in exile, according to a Sunday, July 13, report from the U.S.-funded Radio Free Asia (RFA) confirmed by CPJ. RFA reported that Deputy…

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Imprisoned journalists on hunger strike

New York, July 15, 2003—Three imprisoned Togolese journalists announced yesterday morning that they would begin a 48-hour hunger strike to protest their continued detention on charges of “publishing false information and disturbing public order.” Dimas Dzikodo and Philip Evégnon, editor-in-chief and publication director, respectively, of the private weekly L’Evenement, and Jean de Dieu Kpakpabia, journalist…

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