2003

  

JOURNALIST KILLED

New York, December 29, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) called for a full investigation into the death of Ersa Siregar, a senior reporter for the private Indonesian channel Rajawali Citra Televisi (RCTI), who was shot and killed today during a gun battle between Indonesian military forces and separatist rebels in the war-torn Aceh Province,…

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Writer to go on trial

New York, December 29, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns the prolonged detention of writer Nguyen Vu Binh and calls for his immediate release. Binh, 35, is scheduled to go on trial on December 31 at the People’s Court in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi. A court official told international news agencies that Binh will be…

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CPJ calls for investigation into journalist’s death

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) calls for a thorough, independent, and immediate investigation into the death of Marco Boukoukou Boussaga, editor-in-chief of the privately owned bimonthly newspaper L’Autre journal, based in the capital, Libreville.

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COURT REJECTS SOUTH KOREAN PHOTOGRAPHER’S APPEALJournalist to remain jailed

New York, December 23, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns the continued detention of South Korean freelance photographer Jae Hyun Seok. On December 19, a court in Shandong Province rejected an appeal filed by Seok and upheld his two year sentence on charges of human trafficking, according to CPJ sources. The appeal hearing, which…

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Two journalists detainedAnother may be in government custody

New York, December 22, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is concerned about two journalists who were arrested in Pakistan last week: Marc Epstein, a reporter with the French news magazine L’Express, and Jean-Paul Guilloteau, a L’Express photographer. CPJ is also investigating the whereabouts of Khawar Mehdi Rizvi, a local journalist working as their guide…

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Another imprisoned journalist on hunger strike

New York, December 19, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned about the health of imprisoned Cuban journalist Ricardo González Alfonso, who has been on a hunger strike for the last 12 days. González Alfonso, who is jailed at the Kilo 8 Prison in central Camagüey Province, went on a hunger strike on…

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Outro jornalista preso em greve de fome

Nova York, 19 de dezembro de 2003—O Comitê para a Proteção dos Jornalistas (CPJ) está muito preocupado com o estado de saúde do jornalista cubano preso Ricardo González Alfonso, que começou uma greve de fome há 12 dias. González Alfonso, que está encarcerado na prisão de Kilo 8, na província central de Camagüey, declarou-se em…

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CPJ condemns violent attacks on journalists

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is alarmed by an ongoing series of attacks on local journalists in Bangladesh’s southern Jhalakathi District led by members of your political party, the ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).

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TWO JOURNALISTS WOUNDED IN GRENADE ATTACK

New York, December 11, 2003—Two journalists working with the U.S. newsmagazine Time were wounded today in a grenade attack in Baghdad while accompanying U.S. troops. Senior correspondent Michael Weisskopf and photographer James Nachtwey suffered undisclosed injuries when unidentified assailants threw a grenade into a Humvee the men were traveling in, Time managing editor Jim Kelly…

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Letter bomb injures editor’s secretary

New York, December 11, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns the letter bomb attack against the offices of the Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassah. At around 12 p.m. today, a secretary for Al-Siyassah editor Ahmed Jarallah was wounded when he opened a large envelope addressed to Jarallah containing explosives. The secretary, Walid Dahdouh, suffered cuts on…

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