2004

  

Journalist imprisoned

New York, February 26, 2004—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned about the imprisonment of Judes Zossé, director of the private daily L’Hirondelle (The Swallow) in the Central African Republic (CAR). Yesterday, police officers arrested Zossé, who had turned himself in after police had detained his brother, Didier Zossé. Didier Zossé, who is…

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Journalist imprisoned

New York, February 26, 2004—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned about the imprisonment of Judes Zossé, director of the private daily L’Hirondelle (The Swallow) in the Central African Republic (CAR). Yesterday, police officers arrested Zossé, who had turned himself in after police had detained his brother, Didier Zossé. Didier Zossé, who is…

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President promises to repeal laws that imprison journalists

New York, February 24, 2004—Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak yesterday pledged to reform Egypt’s laws, eliminating prison sentences for published material. Galal Aref, head of the Egyptian Journalists’ Syndicate, told CPJ today that the Egyptian president called him yesterday and told him that journalists would no longer face the possibility of imprisonment for what they publish.…

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CPJ DECRIES INCREASING VIOLENCE AGAINST JOURNALISTS

New York, February 24, 2004—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned about an increasing number of violent attacks against journalists and radio stations in Haiti in the wake of a rebellion aimed at ousting President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. On Saturday, February 21, unidentified gunmen shot Pierre Elisem, director and owner of Radio Hispagnola, in…

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Ambassador says expelled journalist can resume work

New York, February 20, 2004—Egyptian Ambassador to the United States Nabil Fahmy told the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) yesterday that a U.S. journalist who was expelled from Egypt in late January without explanation can return to the country and resume his work. On January 29, at Cairo International Airport, Egyptian security authorities ordered Charles…

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CPJ alarmed by recent threats against journalists

New York, February 20, 2004—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is alarmed that Sony Bastien, president and general director of the Port-au-Prince­based private station Radio Kiskeya, has recently received death threats for his work. The threats against Bastien came after the journalist read an editorial on February 5 criticizing President Jean Bertrand Aristide for accusing…

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Reformist dailies temporarily banned

New York, February 20, 2004—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns the Wednesday, February 18, suspension of two Iranian reformist-leaning dailies by Tehran’s Press Court. The suspensions came just before Iran’s controversial parliamentary elections, which are being conducted today. According to Mashallah Shamsolvaezin, spokesman for the Iranian Committee for the Defense of Freedom of the…

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CPJ MOURNS LOSS OF BOARD MEMBER FRANK DEL OLMO

New York, February 20, 2004—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) mourns the loss of Los Angeles Times associate editor and columnist and CPJ board member Frank del Olmo. Del Olmo died Thursday afternoon of an apparent heart attack, according to the Los Angeles Times. He was 55 years old.

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CPJ concerned about government intervention in journalists’ association

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned by the Ethiopian government’s intervention in the affairs of the Ethiopian Free Press Journalists Association (EFJA), an independent organization dedicated to promoting press freedom and protecting the rights of journalists.

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CPJ SUBMITS BRIEF TO INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Read the Amicus Brief in English and Spanish  [Acrobat PDF, 3.2 MB] San José, February 19, 2004—A delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights today in Costa Rica’s capital, San José. The brief was in support of Costa Rican journalist Mauricio Herrera…

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