2003

  

CPJ urges AU to promote press freedom

Your Excellency, On the eve of the Assembly of Heads of State at the African Union (AU) summit in Maputo, Mozambique, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to express deep concern over the state of press freedom in Africa.

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Egypt: Political party’s newspaper suspended

New York, July 8, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns the recent suspension of Al-Sada, the weekly newspaper of the Takaful party, a small Egyptian political group. Al-Sada editor Yasser Barakat told CPJ that the paper was suspended on June 25, and that agents from State Security Investigation department called in Essam Abdel Razek,…

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Ameaças a dois jornalistas

Nova York, 8 de julho de 2003 – O Comitê para a Proteção dos Jornalistas (CPJ) assiste alarmado às recentes ameaças contra os comunicadores guatemaltecos, assim como a invasão da residência de um repórter, durante a qual foram roubadas as notas de uma investigação jornalística. Estes incidentes são os mais recentes de uma onda de…

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Reporter’s house burgled

New York, July 8, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is alarmed by recent threats against two Guatemalan journalists and by the burglary of a reporter’s house in which his notes for an investigative article were stolen. These incidents are the latest in a series of threats and violent attacks against Guatemalan journalists during the…

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CPJ condemns assault on radio reporter

“Press conditions in Aceh are going from bad to worse.” New York, July 7, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns the recent assault on radio reporter Alif Imam Nurlambang by Indonesian security officers in the northwestern province of Aceh, where a massive Indonesian military offensive is under way to crush a long-running separatist insurgency.…

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NBC soundman dies of injuries sustained last month

New York, July 7, 2003—Richard Wild, a 24-year-old British free-lance cameraman, died on Saturday, July 5, after being gunned down in central Baghdad. In a separate incident, Jeremy Little, a free-lance soundman working for the U.S.-based television network NBC, died on Sunday of complications from injuries sustained during a grenade attack in central Iraq last…

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Agence France-Presse reporter abducted

New York, July 7, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is gravely concerned about the safety of Ali Astamirov, a correspondent for Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency, who was abducted on Friday, July 4, by unknown armed assailants in Ingushetia, according to sources in Russia. Astamirov, who previously worked for Chechnya’s Grozny Television and reported…

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Foreign media banned from covering prisoner release

New York, July 3, 2003—Algerian authorities banned foreign media from covering yesterday’s release of two convicted leaders of the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS), a group that was outlawed in 1992 when its party was poised to win parliamentary elections. At least two French news crews were expelled today for ignoring the ban. According to CPJ…

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Assassinaram um radialista

Nova York, 2 de junho de 2003—Ao menos dois sujeitos não identificados mataram Nicanor Linhares Batista, apresentador de um programa de rádio e proprietário de uma emissora de rádio no estado do Ceará. O Comitê para a Proteção dos Jornalistas (CPJ, por sua sigla em inglês) investiga se o assassinato está vinculado com o trabalho…

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CPJ concerned about journalists missing in Aceh

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned about the safety of journalists Ersa Siregar and Ferry Santoro, who went missing over the weekend while reporting on the conflict in the northwestern province of Aceh for the private Indonesian television channel RCTI.

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