2007

  

Prominent Haitian journalist threatened

New York, October 31, 2007—Haitian authorities must fully investigate multiple death threats made against prominent journalist and press freedom advocate Joseph Guyler Delva, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. “We call on Haitian authorities to conduct a speedy and thorough investigation into the threats against Joseph Guyler Delva and to bring all those responsible…

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Journalist’s shooting in Sri Lanka raises alarm

New York, October 31, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by an attack on Sri Lankan online editor Kumudu Champika Jayawardana, who was shot as he was driving home from work in a Colombo suburb shortly before midnight Wednesday. Sri Lankan media reports said Jayawardana, editor of the news Web site Ethalaya, was admitted…

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Editor slammed with hefty sentence

New York, October 30, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists denounces a lengthy prison sentence handed down today by an Azerbaijani court to independent editor Eynulla Fatullayev. Fatullayev is already serving a two-and-a-half-year prison term for allegedly defaming Azerbaijanis in an Internet posting he says he did not write, and has been sentenced to another eight-and-a-half…

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Prosecutors open probe into 2003 death of Moscow reporter

New York, October 30, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes a decision by an arm of the Russian prosecutor general to open a criminal probe into the mysterious July 2003 death of Yuri Shchekochikhin, deputy editor of the Moscow newspaper Novaya Gazeta. “We welcome this important if overdue step on behalf of Russian prosecutors to…

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Prosecutors open probe into 2003 death of Moscow reporter

New York, October 30, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes a decision by an arm of the Russian prosecutor general to open a criminal probe into the mysterious July 2003 death of Yuri Shchekochikhin, deputy editor of the Moscow newspaper Novaya Gazeta. “We welcome this important if overdue step on behalf of Russian prosecutors to…

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Egyptian journalists convicted amid wave of libel cases

New York, October 29, 2007—The criminal libel convictions and one-month jail terms handed down Saturday against journalists for an Egyptian opposition daily are part of a government-organized campaign to silence the press and should be overturned, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The case stems from a complaint filed by lawyers affiliated with the…

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Iraqi journalist found dead in Baghdad

New York, October 29, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Sunday’s murder in Baghdad of Shehab Mohammad al-Hiti, an editor for the fledgling weekly Baghdad al-Youm. Al-Hiti, 27, was last seen leaving his home in Baghdad’s western neighborhood of Al-Jamia to go to the paper’s offices around mid-day Sunday, a source at the paper told…

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Two injured in rocket attack

October 28, 2007 Posted November 7, 2007 Raza Mehmood Agha, producer Aaj TV Khalid Jameel, reporter Aaj TV ATTACKED The two men were injured by shrapnel when a rocket landed close to where they were filming clashes between Pakistan’s security forces and Islamic militants, near the town of Mingora, in the Swat district of the…

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MEXICO: Reporter threatened and robbed in central Michoacán

October 26, 2007 Posted November 2, 2007 Ricardo Zarco, Cadena 3 THREATENED, HARASSED Zarco, a 36-year-old freelance cameraman and producer for the Mexico City-based television network Cadena 3, was threatened and robbed while on his way home from work in Morelia, the capital of the central state of Michoacán.

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CPJ calls for investigation into Bradley Will murder

Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned that one year after the death of journalist Bradley Roland Will nobody has been brought to justice. Further, we are troubled by the absence of a serious murder investigation and the lack of official response to witness reports and photographs from the murder scene that identify several armed men shooting into the crowd where Will was present.

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