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Chilean Journalist Alejandra Matus Prosecuted by Chilean Government

April 23, 1999 His Excellency Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle President of the Republic of Chile Palacio de la Moneda Santiago, CHILE Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to strongly condemn the prosecution of investigative journalist Alejandra Matus and the confiscation of all copies of her book “The Black Book of Chilean Justice.”

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Alejandra Matus Prosecuted For Her Book, “The Black Book of Chilean Justice.”

April 22, 1999 His Excellency Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle President of the Republic of Chile Palacio de la Moneda Santiago, CHILE Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to strongly condemn the prosecution of investigative journalist Alejandra Matus and the confiscation of all copies of her book “The Black Book of Chilean Justice.”

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Alejandra Matus Prosecuted For Her Book, “The Black Book of Chilean Justice.”

April 22, 1999 His Excellency Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle President of the Republic of Chile Palacio de la Moneda Santiago, CHILE Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to strongly condemn the prosecution of investigative journalist Alejandra Matus and the confiscation of all copies of her book “The Black Book of Chilean Justice.”

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Acosada Alejandra Matus por su libro “El libro negro de la justicia chilena

22 de abril de 1999 Su Excelencia Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle Presidente de la República de Chile Palacio de la Moneda Santiago, CHILE Su Excelencia, El Comité para la Protección de Periodistas (CPJ, por sus siglas en inglés) le escribe para expresarle que deplora profundamente el encausamiento de la periodista investigativa Alejandra Matus y la confiscación…

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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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DRUG TRAFFICKING AND THE PRESS IN LATIN AMERICA

May 3, 1999 Bogotá, Colombia — In 1986 when El Espectador editor Guillermo Cano was gunned down at a traffic light in downtown Bogotá, everyone in Colombia knew who was behind the hit. Medellín cartel leader Pablo Escobar reportedly held several lavish victory parties to celebrate the murder. There were no parties on May 19, 1998,…

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NARCOTRAFICO Y PERIODISMO EN AMERICA LATINA

Bogotá, Colombia 3 de mayo de 1999 — En 1986, cuando el director de El Espectador Guillermo Cano fue asesinado en un semáforo de Bogotá, todos en Colombia sabían quién ordenó el ataque. Pablo Escobar, cabecilla del cartel de Medellín, supuestamente ofreció varias fiestas extravagantes para celebrar la muerte de Cano. Pero no hubo ninguna fiesta…

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Report on Chilean Injustices Spurs More of the Same

“Investigative reporter Alejandra Matus spent six years researching The Black Book of Chilean Justice. But her book, a historical exposé of the judiciary’s lack of independence, spent less than two days on Chilean bookshelves: On April 14, police confiscated its entire press run at the order of a Santiago Appeals Court judge. That same day,…

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Report on Chilean Injustices Spurs More of the Same

“Investigative reporter Alejandra Matus spent six years researching The Black Book of Chilean Justice. But her book, a historical exposé of the judiciary’s lack of independence, spent less than two days on Chilean bookshelves: On April 14, police confiscated its entire press run at the order of a Santiago Appeals Court judge. That same day,…

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Panama Uses Gag Laws to Muzzle Press

March 4, 1999 His Excellency Ernesto Pérez Balladares President of Panama Presidential Palace Panama City, Panama Your Excellency, Prompted by a sharp increase in prosecutions of Panamanian journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to strongly condemn Panama’s “gag laws” as a threat to press freedom, a violation of international law, and a…

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