October 20. 2004
News from the Committee to Protect Journalists
International Press Freedom Awards
We’re proud to honor four journalists who have endured years of harassment, threats, or imprisonment to report the news. Our 2004 International Press Freedom Awards will be presented November 23 to Svetlana Kalinkina, who stood up to bureaucratic coercion as editor of a popular Belarusian daily; Aung Pwint and Thaung Tun, Burmese filmmakers and editors imprisoned for their work; and Alexis Sinduhije, who overcame government intimidation to make Radio Publique Africaine one of Burundi’s most popular stations.
We’ll also honor Paul Klebnikov, editor-in-chief of Forbes Russia, who was gunned down in a contract-style killing in Moscow in July. John Carroll, editor and executive vice president of the Los Angeles Times, will receive CPJ’s Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for lifetime achievement.
To read more about the awardees, please click here: http://www.cpj.org/awards04/awards_release_04.html
The benefit is coming–buy your tickets now!
To purchase tickets, please contact CPJ’s development department at (212) 465-1004 ext. 109.
Coming soon in Dangerous Assignments
Also in the coming issue of Dangerous Assignments … Executive Director Ann Cooper examines the unsolved murders of journalists in Russia and the return of Soviet-style repression. … Deputy Director Joel Simon looks at the lessons in a major victory over criminal libel laws in Latin America. … Senior Editor Amanda Watson-Boles interviews an Internet journalist persecuted for his work. … Mitch Prothero, CPJ’s representative Baghdad, describes the deteriorating security for journalists in Iraq. … and Washington representative Frank Smyth takes on federal prosecutors in a commentary about the government’s willingness to compel reporters to reveal confidential sources.
To read a preview of Prothero’s story: http://www.cpj.org/Briefings/2004/DA_fall04/Iraq_Prothero_DA_fall04.html
To read a preview of Smyth’s commentary:
The dangerous facts on Iraq
To read our summary: http://www.cpj.org/news/2004/Iraq19oct04na.html
Hope, skepticism in Togo
To read the report: http://www.cpj.org/Briefings/2004/Togo_oct_04/Togo_oct_04.html