2005

  

CHINA

MAY 31, 2005 Posted: June 7, 2005 Ching Cheong, Straits Times IMPRISONED The Chinese Foreign Ministry revealed that it had detained senior Hong Kong-based journalist on suspicion of espionage. In a statement released to reporters and published in international news reports, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced that it had been holding Ching since April 22…

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IRAQ

MAY 31, 2005 Posted: June 17, 2005 Jerges Mahmood Mohamad Suleiman, Nineveh TV KILLED—CONFIRMED Suleiman, a news anchor at Nineveh TV, was shot by unidentified assailants in the Iraqi city of Mosul in late May. Nineveh TV is a local affiliate of Al-Iraqiya TV, which is part of the U.S.-backed Iraqi Media Network. The Associated…

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IRAQ

MAY 31, 2005 Posted: June 15, 2005 Mouthana Ibrahim, Al-Arabiya ATTACKED Ibrahim a reporter with the Dubai-based Arabic satellite channel Al-Arabiya was injured after being shot in Mosul, his hometown. The journalist, who has been threatened repeatedly by insurgents for his work, was driving with his family in an industrial area of the city, when…

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China detains senior Hong Kong journalist

New York, May 31, 2005 ­The Chinese Foreign Ministry revealed today that it has detained senior Hong Kong-based journalist Ching Cheong on suspicion of espionage. In a statement released to reporters and published in international news reports, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced that it has been holding Ching since April 22 and that the journalist…

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Uniformed Assailants Shoot at Journalist

New York, May 31, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the recent armed attack on Jean Ngandu, a Congolese journalist for Radio Okapi. On the evening of Saturday, May 28, as Ngandu was returning from an assignment, several men wearing Congolese army uniforms accosted him in front of his home in Lubumbashi, a…

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Journalist released from prison

New York, May 31, 2005—Iranian authorities temporarily released imprisoned journalist Akbar Ganji. Ganji was released for medical leave on Sunday, according to press reports. Judicial authorities had previously refused Ganji’s request to be released on medical leave, prompting him to start a hunger strike on April 18. Ganji ended the strike after his release. Ganji’s…

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BANGLADESH

MAY 30, 2005 Posted: June 7, 2005 Nawroz Faisal Bidyut , Ajker Kagoj ATTACKED On May 30, BNP leader Abu Sayed Chand from the northeastern city of Rajshahi invited a reporter for the daily Ajker Kagoj to his office to discuss a recent article critical of Chand. When the reporter, Nawroz Faisal Bidyut, arrived, Chand…

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NEPAL

MAY 30, 2005 Posted: June 7, 2005 Staff, Communication Corner CENSORED The director of a banned radio production and distribution company filed a legal challenge with Nepal’s Supreme Court, inspiring local radio journalists to protest.

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RUSSIA

MAY 29, 2005 Posted: June 3, 2005 Mariusz Pilis, TVP Marcin Mamon, TVP Tomasz Glowacki, TVP HARASSED Police and Federal Security Service (FSB) agents in the southern Russian republic of Ingushetia detained three journalists from the Polish state television station TVP, according to The Associated Press.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

MAY 28, 2005 Posted: May 31. 2005 Jean Ngandu, Radio Okapi. ATTACKED The Committee to Protect Journalists was alarmed by the armed attack on Jean Ngandu, a Congolese journalist for Radio Okapi. On the evening of Saturday, May 28, as Ngandu was returning from an assignment, several men wearing Congolese army uniforms accosted him in…

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