2007

  

CPJ troubled by Cambodian prime minister’s remarks to RFA reporter

New York, May 23, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists is troubled by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s threatening comments to a Radio Free Asia reporter on Thursday. Um Sarin, a radio reporter with Radio Free Asia (RFA), told CPJ that Hun Sen referred to him as “insolent” and “rude” after being queried outside the National…

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SOMALIA: TV journalists released after being held incommunicado for six weeks

MAY 22, 2007 Posted June 7, 2007 Original Alert: April 11, 2007 Abdulkader Ashir Nadara, Universal Television Bashir Dirie Naleye, Universal Television Hamud Mohammed Osman, Universal Television

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Political group names 12 journalists as “enemies”

MAY 22, 2006 Posted May 30, 2007 Zafar Abbas, Dawn Azhar Abbas, Dawn TV Mazhar Abbas, Agence France-Presse; Aneeq Ahmed, ARY TV Ayaz Amir, Dawn Zahid Hussain, Geo TV Asfar Imam, Aaj TV Zarar Khan, Associated Press

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Grenades damage journalist’s house

MAY 22, 2006 Posted May 30, 2007 Nasrullah Afridi, Daily Mashriq THREATENED, ATTACKED Unidentified assailants lobbed two hand grenades at Afridi’s house in Bara, the main town of Khyber Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, damaging the surrounding wall and veranda. No one was injured in the attack.

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Provincial journalist convicted of defamation

MAY 22, 2007 Rocío Vásquez Goicochea, Investigando Chimbote LEGAL ACTION The Fifth Criminal Court of Lima convicted Vásquez, director of the weekly Investigando Chimbote in the northeastern Áncash region, of defamation, the journalist told CPJ. Vásquez was handed a one-year suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay 3,000 soles (US$900) as civil reparation to local…

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Ethiopia frees New York Times journalists after five-day detention

New York, May 22, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists is relieved by news that Ethiopian authorities released three New York Times journalists on Monday after detaining them for five days. Nairobi Bureau Chief Jeffrey Gettleman, photographer Vanessa Vick, and videographer Courtenay Morris were arrested May 16 by soldiers in the town of Degeh Bur, the…

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Gunmen intercept minibus, kill Philippine photographer

New York, May 22, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Philippine government to undertake a thorough and timely investigation into today’s shooting death of freelance photographer Dodie Nuñez. Local media reports said Nuñez was shot by three men who used a motorcycle to intercept the minibus in which he was riding in the…

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In southern Thailand, Time photographer wounded

New York, May 22, 2007—A freelance photographer on assignment for Time magazine in insurgency-hit southern Thailand was injured in a bomb blast today, according to news reports. Australian Philip Blenkinsop was among seven people injured by the improvised explosive device, which detonated in Yala province. The bomb was planted near the body of a man…

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In Azerbaijan, new charge filed against imprisoned editor

New York, May 22, 2007—Azerbaijani authorities have filed a terrorism charge against Eynulla Fatullayev, the imprisoned editor of the independent Russian-language weekly Realny Azerbaijan and the Azeri-language daily Gündalik Azarbaycan, in the latest government action against the journalist and his publications. Fatullayev, a persistent government critic, is already in prison on a specious defamation charge…

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Two journalists detained

MAY 21, 2007 Posted May 31, 2007 Aung Shwe Oo, Nippon News Network Sint Sint Aung,, Nippon News Network HARASSED The two journalists were detained on May 21 outside Rangoon while covering the docking of a North Korean ship suspected of delivering arms, according to a representative at the network’s Bangkok bureau. The representative spoke…

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