2007

  

MOZAMBIQUE: Reporter jailed for 3 days by police

MARCH 31, 2007 Posted: April 11, 2007 Celso Manguana, Canal de Mocambique IMPRISONED Manguana, a reporter of the private daily Canal de Mocambique, was arrested after he called officials at a police station in the capital Maputo “incompetent” for declining to comment on the detentions of several people in the aftermath of an anti-government demonstration,…

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US-based Gambian journalist detained

New York, March 30, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about reports that a U.S.-based Gambian journalist and outspoken critic of President Yahyah Jammeh has been detained since Wednesday by security services. Fatou Jaw Manneh, political commentator with the U.S.-based opposition news Web site All-Gambian.net and former senior reporter of the private Daily Observer,…

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CPJ alarmed by Taliban threat to kill Afghan journalist Ajmal Nakshbandi

New York, March 30, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by reports that Taliban leader Mullah Dadullah has threatened to kill kidnapped Afghan journalist and translator Ajmal Nakshbandi unless President Hamid Karzai negotiates his release. Ajmal remains in Taliban custody nearly four weeks after he was abducted in Helmand province on March 4, along…

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Media mogul receives two-year jail sentence for defamation

New York, March 30, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the two year prison term on criminal defamation charges handed down to firebrand and Manager Media Group founder Sondhi Limthongkul, who is appealing the sentence and remains free on bail. A Bangkok criminal court on Thursday sentenced Sondhi in relation to comments he…

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In Somaliland, journalists pardoned by president, released

 UPDATE  March 29, 2007 Original Alert: January 3, 2007 Yusuf Abdi Gabobe, Haatuf Ali Abdi Dini, Haatuf

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Authorities accuse Ceferino García of premeditated murder of Mauro Marcano

 Updated:  March 29, 2007 Original Case: September 17, 2004 Mauro Marcano, Radio Maturín, El Oriental KILLED On March 5, Venezuelan authorities arrested Ceferino García, believed to be the mastermind behind Marcano’s death, and accused him of premeditated murder, reported the local press. García is being held in Pica prison in the northern Monagas province.

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CPJ calls for release of imprisoned journalist Josh Wolf

New York, March 29, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists today called for the release of video blogger Josh Wolf, who has been jailed longer than any reporter in U.S. history after refusing to provide raw video footage of July 2005 San Francisco street protests to a federal grand jury. “No more purpose is served by…

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In Iraq, 11 media workers jailed for month without charge

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned that 10 current employees and one former employee of the independent production company Wasan Media have been held by the Interior Ministry for more than a month without charge.

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Russian editor faces five years in prison for “extremist activity”

New York, March 28, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the criminal prosecution of Viktor Shmakov, editor-in-chief of the opposition newspaper Provintsialnye Vesti (Provincial News) in the Russian republic of Bashkortostan. Prosecutors in the regional capital Ufa, 680 miles (1100 kilometers) east of Moscow, have charged Shmakov with “public calls for the realization…

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Radio journalist detained for two days over critical commentary

MARCH 27, 2007 Posted April 27, 2007 Minyanya Wasso, Radio Liberté HARASSED Five armed police officers stormed the studios of private Radio Liberté in the far eastern Sud Kivu province, arresting a journalist airing a live program and causing the station to go off the air for 30 minutes, Director Philemon Kangeta told CPJ.

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