2007

  

Two journalists beaten by police

NOVEMBER 29, 2007 Posted January 14, 2007 Alexandre Neto, Radio Despertar Antonio Cascais, Deutche Welle Radio HARASSED Two journalists were detained and beaten by police in Angola’s capital city, Luanda, while reporting on forced evictions of residents from the Kilamba Kiaxi area of Luanda. Neto, the director of Radio Despertar, and Deutche Welle reporter Antonio…

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Editor and owner imprisoned for defamation

Editor and owner imprisoned for defamation NOVEMBER 29, 2007 Posted February 29, 2008 Ibrahim Souley, L’Enqueteur Soumana Idrissa Maiga, Director of L’Enqueteur LEGAL The editor and managing director of L’Enqueteur were each sentenced to one month in jail and a CFA 40,000 (US$90) fine by a Niamey court on February 5 for defamation charges made…

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Angola: Two journalists beaten by police

November 29, 2007 POSTED December 28, 2007 Alexandre Neto, Radio Despertar Antonio Cascais, Deutche Welle Radio HARASSED Two journalists were detained and beaten by police in Angola’s capital city, Luanda, while reporting on forced evictions of residents from the Kilamba Kiaxi area of Luanda. Neto, the director of Radio Despertar, and Deutche Welle reporter Antonio…

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In Somaliland, two journalists arrested in separate incidents

November 29, 2007 Posted January 10, 2008  

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Blogger harassed after protesting closure of magazine

NOVEMBER 29, 2007 Posted December 19, 2007 Zhai Minglei, Minjian Harassed According to his blog, Yibao,and international media commentators and bloggers, five officials from the local cultural administration searched Zhai’s Shanghai residence. Zhai is a former reporter with Southern Weekend and one of the founders of the banned grassroots activism magazine Minjian. The officials, who…

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Journalists detained in Manila

New York, November 29, 2007 — The Committee to Protect Journalists is angered by the detention of about 17 journalists by Philippine police after a seven-hour standoff between a dissident group of soldiers and government security forces at the Peninsula Hotel in Manila’s Makati business district today. Some of the reporters were released in a…

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Critical journalist jailed in St. Petersburg

New York, November 28, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed alarm today at the imprisonment of Nikolai Andrushchenko, co-founder and an editor of the weekly newspaper Novy Peterburg in the Russian city of St. Petersburg. On Saturday, a court sentenced Andrushchenko to two months of pre-trial detention on charges of defamation and obstruction of justice.…

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Bolivian media attacked in protests over constitutional reform

New York, November 27, 2007—At least five journalists were beaten by police on Sunday in Bolivia while covering antigovernment protests in which four people were killed and hundreds were injured. The violence occurred in the city of Sucre during protests against the government’s efforts to approve a new constitution, according to international news reports. Violence…

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Critical writer jailed in Tunisia

New York, November 27, 2007–The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by the detention of a Tunisian freelance journalist known for his published criticism of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and members of the first family. On Monday, police in Sfax, Tunisia’s second largest city, detained Slim Boukhdhir, a well-known blogger and contributor…

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Radio commentator shot and wounded in Brazil

New York, November 26, 2007—Brazilian radio host João Alckmin, who reports on corruption in eastern São Paulo state, was shot twice on Thursday; he is in stable condition. The Committee to Protect Journalists today calls on Brazilian authorities to investigate the attack.   Alckmin, host of the weekly talk show “Showtime” onlocal Rádio Piratininga, was…

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