Rafael Marques

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In Angola, censorship shrouds journalist’s killing

June 3, 2010 11:08 AM ET

On January 8, while Angola was hosting the African Cup of Nations, the country made worldwide headlines after a deadly attack on the Togolese national soccer team, which left a coach and a journalist dead. With international attention turning...

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CPJ: Press Freedom Reports 2000

January 20, 2004 10:18 AM ET

An Archive of Special Reports from Around the World 2000-2004...

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Angola

March 31, 2003 12:10 PM ET

On February 21, Angola's government announced that its troops had killed Jonas Savimbi, who led the UNITA rebel group's fight for power in oil-rich Angola for more than 30 years. That same day, state television ran a special news program...

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Angola

March 26, 2002 12:11 PM ET

Angola's rulers remained powerless to remedy longstanding woes such as appalling child mortality and rampant corruption, but government troops meddled in civil wars in the two Congos and carried out bloody forays into Zambia, allegedly in search of fighters from...

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CPJ concerned about recent decline in press freedom

July 17, 2001 12:00 AM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned about the latest deterioration in Angolan press freedom. While Angolan journalists have long faced official hostility and harassment, CPJ has documented a deplorable surge in government interference with the independent press in recent weeks.

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Journalist and human-rights activist Rafael Marques detained

July 13, 2001 12:00 AM ET

New York, July 13, 2001 -- Authorities in Angola detained journalist and human-rights activist Rafael Marques this afternoon for approximately one hour, according to Angolan sources. Marques was covering the government's forced relocation of residents from the Boavista district of...

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Attacks on the Press 2000: Preface

March 19, 2001 12:10 PM ET

By Peter ArnettSHE STOOD DEFIANTLY IN THE CRAMPED QUARTERS OF ISTANBUL'S BEYOGLU CRIMINAL COURT at high noon of a hot midsummer day. The slight, dark-haired Nadire Mater had a message for the court and for the two dozen Turkish reporters...

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Attacks on the Press 2000: Angola

March 19, 2001 12:10 PM ET

AS ANGOLA'S AUTHORITARIAN GOVERNMENT CONTINUED ITS LONG SIEGE against all forms of dissent last year, independent journalists received special attention from the repressive apparatus of the state. Although most private media outlets are weekly newspapers that reach no more than...

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Ataques a la Prensa en 2000: por Peter Arnett

31 de Diciembre 2000 6:58 PM ET

Introducción CPJ en Español...

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Angola: Rafael Marques forbidden to travel

December 12, 2000 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) strongly protests your government's continued harassment of journalist Rafael Marques, who was refused the right to leave the country this morning despite official assurances, and a signed court order, stating clearly that all travel restrictions against him had been lifted.

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