2006

  

BURUNDI: Journalist freed after five months in jail

UPDATE  October 30, 2006 Original Alert: September 19, 2006 Aloys Kabura, Agence Burundaise de Presse (ABP) IMPRISONED, LEGAL ACTION

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Police beat journalists covering opposition protest

OCTOBER 30, 2006 Posted: November 3, 2006 Amran Hossain, The Daily Star Shawkat Jamil, The Daily Star Farzana Godhuli, AFP Pintu, ATN Bangla Milu, NTV Mir Ahmed, Miru Janakantha Akhter Hossain, Bangladesh Today

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Lima editor barred from reporting on former official

OCTOBER 30, 2006 POSTED: November 16, 2006 Luis García Miró, Expreso LEGAL ACTION García Miró, editor of the Lima-based daily Expreso, was ordered by judge Mercedes Gómez Marchisio of Lima’s 35th Penal Court to “refrain from publishing any news or journalistic report” related to former Minister of Justice Diego García Sayán, who is suing the…

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CPJ calls for federal probe into killing of U.S. journalist in Mexico

Dear Mr. Cabeza de Vaca: The Committee to Protect Journalists is shocked and outraged by the shooting death of U.S. journalist Bradley Roland Will in Oaxaca, and calls upon the federal authorities in Mexico to fully investigate this killing and bring those responsible to justice.

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Iraqi presenter, driver murdered in Baghdad

New York, October 30, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Sunday’s murder in central Baghdad of a presenter and a driver for the Iraqi state television channel Atyaf. Unidentified gunmen killed Naqshin Hamma Rashid, 30, and her driver Anis Qassem as the two were driving to work near Haifa Street in the morning, according to…

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China: Beijing court denies open hearing in Ching Cheong appeal

New York, October 30, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Chinese authorities’ denial of an open appeal hearing in the espionage case of Ching Cheong, a Hong Kong reporter for The Straits Times sentenced to five years in prison in August. Instead, the court will review documents behind closed doors before ruling on Ching’s appeal.

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Journalist held and pressured to reveal sources

October 27, 2006 Posted: December 8, 2006 Evariste Ngaralbaye, Notre Temps IMPRISONED Ngaralbaye, a journalist for the private weekly Notre Temps, was arrested when he answered a police summons in the capital N’djamena. He told CPJ that he was held incommunicado in a cell 12 feet by 9 feet (four by three meters) with 19…

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CPJ condemns two-year sentence of online journalist Li Jianping

New York, October 26, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the two-year prison sentence given to Internet writer Li Jianping on Wednesday, more than six months after he was tried on charges of “inciting subversion of state authority.” Li, who was initially accused of defaming national leaders through his writings, plans to appeal the verdict,…

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In Somalia, transitional government detains three radio journalists.

New York, October 25, 2006—Security agents for Somalia’s transitional federal government arrested three radio journalists on Tuesday near the southern city of Baidoa, where the government is based. Transitional government security services were still holding Fahad Mohammed Abukar of Baidoa-based Warsan Radio, Mohammed Adawe Adam of Mogadishu-based Radio Shabelle, and Muktar Mohammed Atosh of Mogadishu-based…

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Who will be Russia’s conscience?

Anna Politkovskaya was one of Russia’s greatest investigative reporters and one of the world’s leading experts on the conflict in Chechnya. At the time of her death, she was preparing to publish a story alleging that Chechnya’s Kremlin-backed prime minister, Ramzan Kadyrov, had been involved in torture.

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