2007

  

Police attack journalists in Islamabad

September 29, 2007 Posted October 1, 2007 More than 20 journalists ATTACKED Police used tear gas and batons against a group of more than 20 journalists outside the Election Commission in the Supreme Court building in Islamabad. Police said they were trying to clear a path for officials leaving the building. The journalists were covering…

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BELIZE: Unidentified individuals vandalize local journalist’s car

SEPTEMBER 28, 2007 Posted December 18, 2007 Evan Hyde, Amandala, Krem TV, Krem Radio THREATENED Unidentified individuals vandalized a car owned by Hyde, host of news programs on Belize City-based TV Krem and Radio Krem and contributor to the local biweekly publication Amandala, outside his home in Belize City on September 28. According to reports…

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Refugee Crisis in Iraq Act passes Senate, with CPJ support

New York, September 28, 2007— The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the U.S. Senate’s passage on Thursday of the Refugee Crisis in Iraq Act. Sponsored and supported by a broad spectrum of human rights and freedom of expression groups and a bi-partisan coalition of 17 U.S. senators, the act was agreed to by unanimous consent as an…

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In Zimbabwe, purported list names 15 journalists for surveillance

New York, September 28, 2007—Several journalists have raised concerns about a purported government document that names 15 independent journalists to be “placed under strict surveillance and taken in.” The authenticity of the list—published Wednesday on the South Africa-based news Web site ZimOnline—was denied by the government, although at least three of the named journalists have…

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Evidence emerges of intentional shooting of Japanese cameraman in Burma

New York, September 28, 2007 — The Committee to Protect Journalists is outraged by the apparently deliberate fatal shooting of Japanese cameraman  Kenji Nagai by a Burmese soldier on Thursday. Video footage shown on Japan’s Fuji News Network reveals that Nagai, who was filming near a group of demonstrators in Yangon, was pushed to the…

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Four arrested in journalist shooting

UPDATE September 27, 2007 Original case: September 20, 2007 Amaury Ribeiro Jr., Correio BrazilienseATTACKEDFederal district police arrested four men in Brasilia in connection to Ribeiro’s shooting on September 19. Although one of the detainees confessed to shooting Ribeiro, an investigative reporter for the Brasilia-based daily Correio Braziliense, during an attempted robbery, the reporter said he believed he…

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CPJ expresses support for Refugee Crisis in Iraq Act

Dear Sens. Kennedy and Smith, I am writing to you as executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists to express our concern for the safety of Iraqi journalists and others who now may find themselves imperiled for having helped U.S.-based and U.S.-backed media organizations report the news from Iraq. We would therefore like to express our support for the Refugee Crisis in Iraq Act Senate Amendment #2872 to H.R. 1585 Department of Defense Authorization, which you recently co-sponsored. CPJ is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, dedicated to defending press freedom worldwide and the rights of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal.

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CPJ urges president to halt persecution of reporter, family

September 27, 2007 His Excellency Ilham Aliyev President of Azerbaijan 19 Istiqlaliyyat Street Baku 370066, Azerbaijan   Via facsimile: +994-12-920-625 and +994-12-492-0625 Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply disturbed by the seizure, beating, and imprisonment of Hakimeldostu Mehdiyev, regional correspondent for the opposition newspaper Yeni Musavat, by officials in the Nakhchivan Autonomous…

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Préval pledges justice in murders of Haitian journalists

Préval pledges justice in murders of Haitian journalists New York, September 27, 2007—Haitian President René Préval has pledged support for an independent committee evaluating stalled investigations into a series of unsolved journalist murders this decade and said that all political obstacles to justice have now been removed.   

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Independent editor to be tried in Egyptian security court

New York, September 27, 2007­­―The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed that a leading Egyptian editor charged with publishing articles about President Hosni Mubarak’s health will be tried by an emergency state security court. Meanwhile, a Cairo court handed jail terms to the chairman of an independent weekly and four of its journalists. Ibrahim Eissa,…

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