Angola / Africa


Angola: Government cracks down on TV station for airing Savimbi interview

August 16, 1999 His Excellency Pedro Hendrik Vaal Neto Minister of Social Communications Luanda, Angola Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent organization of journalists dedicated to the defense of press freedom worldwide, is once again writing to protest your government’s brutal repression of the independent Angolan press. On August 9, 1999,…

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Government replies to CPJ protest

June 15,1999 The following is a copy of a letter received by CPJ from the Angolan Minister of Social Communications, Pedro Hendrik Vaal Neto, written in Luanda on June 23, 1999. The translation is an unofficial one, done by the Angolan Embassy in Washington DC: Ms. Ann K. Cooper Executive Director Committee to Protect Journalists…

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118 Journalists Imprisoned in 25 Countries

Washington, D.C., March 25 — The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reported today in its annual worldwide study of press freedom that at least 118 journalists were in prison in 25 countries at the end of 1998, and 24 journalists in 17 countries were murdered during the year in reprisal for their reporting.

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