2006

  

Editor known for investigations is ousted

December 31, 2006 Huang Liangtian, Baixing CENSORED, HARASSED Huang, editor-in-chief of the monthly magazine Baixing, was removed from his post after the magazine became known for its investigative stories on land seizures and government corruption. Huang’s superiors at the state-controlled magazine told him that his dismissal was part of a regular rotation, but he told…

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Editor known for investigations is ousted

December 31, 2006 Huang Liangtian, Baixing CENSORED, HARASSEDs Huang, editor-in-chief of the monthly magazine Baixing, was removed from his post after the magazine became known for its investigative stories on land seizures and government corruption. Huang’s superiors at the state-controlled magazine told him that his dismissal was part of a regular rotation, but he told…

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Journalist beaten unconscious by police

NOVEMBER 27, 2006 Posted: December 29, 2006 Christopher Andu Ezieh, The Heron ATTACKED Police in the southwestern town of Buea dragged Ezieh, publisher of the private English-language weekly, from his home and subjected him to a brutal beating. Local journalists linked the attack to his newspaper’s critical coverage of the police response to student protests…

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Journalist attacked after report on abuses at local orphanage

DECEMBER 26, 2006 Posted: December 29, 2006 Laura Rómoli, Agencia Nova ATTACKED, THREATENED Rómoli, a reporter for Agencia Nova, was attacked by a woman and two men who burst into the news agency’s office days after a report on alleged abuses at a local orphanage in La Plata, capital of Buenos Aires province.

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Facing record damages, Moroccan weekly’s survival in doubt

New York, December 28, 2006—The publisher of the independent Moroccan weekly Le Journal Hebdomadaire and a former reporter have been ordered to pay the record damages awarded earlier this year in a controversial defamation suit. Publisher Aboubakr Jamaï said the award could jeopardize the magazine’s survival. Jamaï told CPJ that two court officials visited Le…

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Minister threatens four journalists

NOVEMBER 21, 2006 Posted: December 27, 2006 Maka Gbossokotto, Le Citoyen Jacob Guilio Kamandoko, Le Centrafriqu’Un, Mathurin Constant Nestor Momet, Le Confident Michel Alkhaly Ngady, Les Temps Nouveaux

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Two Pakistani journalists abducted, released

NOVEMBER 21, 2006 Posted: December 27, 2006 Syed Saleem Shahzad, The Star and Asia Times Online Qamar Yousafzai, freelance ABDUCTED The two Pakistani journalists were seized by Taliban forces and held for five days in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. After their release, Shahzad told reporters that they had been held for entering the province without Taliban…

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MONTENEGRO: Editor attacked outside home

October 24, 2006 Posted December 27, 2006 Jevrem Brkovic, Crnogorski Knjizevni List ATTACKED Brkovic, editor-in-chief of the pro-government newspaper Crnogorski Knjizevni List (Montenegrin Literary Journal), was attacked by three masked men outside his home in the capital Podgorica. The attackers fatally shot the editor’s driver Srdjan Vojicic, according to the Writers in Prison Committee of…

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Police reporter’s car attacked

DECEMBER 20, 2006 Posted: December 27, 2006 Eduardo Manrique, Diario de Cuyo ATTACKED Unidentified individuals broke into Manrique’s home in the northwestern city of San Juan early in the morning of December 20 and set the journalist’s car on fire, reported Diario de Cuyo, for which Manrique directs the police section.

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Two journalists sentenced on criminal defamation charges

December 13, 2006 Posted: December 27, 2006 Óscar Olavarría Saldaña, El Oriente Pedro Salazar Angulo, El Oriente LEGAL ACTION The Maynas Sixth Criminal Court in the northeastern province of Loreto sentenced Salazar, director of the local daily El Oriente, and Olavarría, editorial director for the Iquitos region, to a suspended one-year prison term, and fined…

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