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SOMALIA

JANUARY 13, 2005 Posted: February 10, 2005 Kate Peyton, BBC KILLED—CONFIRMED Peyton, a BBC producer, was shot outside her hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Peyton underwent surgery at a local hospital but died later of internal bleeding, according to the BBC.

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COMOROS

JANUARY 13, 2005 Posted: February 4, 2005 Radio Dzialandzé Mutsamudu CENSORED Interior and Information Minister Djanffar Salim ordered the suspension of all news broadcasts on Radio Dzialandzé Mutsamudu (RDM), a popular, privately owned station based in Mutsamudu, capital of the semi-autonomous island of Anjouan.

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AFGHANISTAN

JULY 1 and 2, 2005 Posted: July 7, 2005 Rohullah Anwari, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Shershah Hamdard, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty IMPRISONED The two RFE/RL reporters were arrested in Asa’ad Abad, the capital of Konar Province in eastern Afghanistan and taken to the capital, Kabul, according to Radio Free Afghanistan’s chief editor, Sharifa Sharif. The…

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THAILAND

JULY 2005 Posted: August 18, 2005 Matichon, Prachachart Tooragit LEGAL ACTION A Thai company with ties to a former government official filed criminal defamation complaints seeking massive damages from two daily newspapers owned by the Matichon media company.

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IRAQ

JULY 1, 2005 Posted July 18, 2005 Khaled al-Attar, Al-Iraqiya, Mosul KILLED–CONFIRMED Al-Attar, an Iraqi television producer for the state news channel Al-Iraqiya, was killed in Mosul after being kidnapped earlier in the day.

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PHILIPPINES

JANUARY 11, 2005 Posted: January 27, 2005 ABS-CBN News ATTACKED A group of armed men torched an ABS-CBN News van in central Manila at around 4:30 a.m. Between five and eight masked gunmen forced members of the eight-person news crew to lie on the ground while they set the van on fire with a Molotov…

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COLOMBIA

JANUARY 11, 2005 Updated: September 2, 2005 Julio Hernando Palacios Sánchez, Radio Lemas KILLED—CONFIRMED Two armed motorcyclists shot Palacios, 55, a veteran radio news host, as he drove to work around 5:30 a.m. in the city of Cúcuta, in the unstable northeastern region near the Venezuelan border.

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BOLIVIA

JANUARY 11, 2005 Posted: February 2, 2005 Giovanna Rodríguez Castro, Bolivisión David Zagardia Muños, Bolivisión HARASSED, THREATENED Rodríguez and Zagardia, members of a news team from TV channel Bolivisión, were harassed and threatened while covering developments during the first day of 48-hour antigovernment protests in the southeastern city of Santa Cruz.

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CAMEROON

JANUARY 10, 2005 Updated: February 15, 2005 Jules Koum Koum, Le Jeune Observateur LEGAL ACTION, IMPRISONED Jules Koum Koum, publication director of the private bimonthly Le Jeune Observateur, was sentenced to six months in prison for allegedly defaming the CPA insurance company in an article published in February 2004.

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SAUDI ARABIA

JANUARY 8, 2005 Posted: January 27, 2005 Mohamed al-Oshen, Al-Mohayed IMPRISONED Al-Oshen, editor-in-chief of the Riyadh-based Islamist weekly Al-Mohayed, was detained on January 8 by Saudi security forces. A local source told CPJ that Al-Mohayed had recently published material that harshly attacked the Saudi government, as well as articles that criticized it for not taking…

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