Rafael Marques

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Three journalists given suspended sentences

October 30, 2000 12:00 PM ET

Click here to read more about press freedom conditions in ANGOLA New York, October 30, 2000 --- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) today condemned the decision by the Supreme Court of Angola to impose harsh sentences on three...

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Armed men threaten VOA office in Luanda

June 23, 2000 12:00 PM ET

Click here to read more about press freedom conditions in ANGOLA New York, June 23, 2000 --- Four armed men dressed in Angolan army uniforms attacked the Luanda office of the Voice of America (VOA) on the night of...

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Angola: CPJ protests Marques trial convictions

May 12, 2000 12:00 AM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is outraged by the prison sentences recently imposed on free-lance journalist Rafael Marques and on Aguiar dos Santos, publisher of the private weekly newspaper Agora.

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Attacks on the Press 1999: Africa Analysis

March 22, 2000 12:10 PM ET

By Claudia McElroyAll over Africa, conflict continued to be the single biggest threat to journalists and to press freedom itself. Both civil and cross-border wars were effectively used as an excuse by governments (and rebel forces) to harass, intimidate, and...

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Attacks on the Press 1999: Angola

March 22, 2000 12:09 PM ET

In late 1998, the breakdown of the 1994 Lusaka peace accords led to the resumption of a brutal civil war that has killed more than half a million Angolans and devastated the country's economy. Since then there has been a...

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Angola: Outspoken journalist will be tried

March 6, 2000 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) strongly condemns the prosecution of free-lance journalist Rafael Marques, whose trial date has been set for March 9. We believe that the charges of criminal defamation pressed against Marques, and his continued harassment by the Angolan government, reflect Your Excellency's deep-seated disregard for freedom of expression, an internationally-recognized human right. Based on this record, we have little confidence that Marques will receive a fair trial. We intend to monitor developments closely.

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Angola: One of Africa's worse press freedom offenders

January 13, 2000 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: Ahead of the United Nations Security Council open briefing on Angola, scheduled to take place in New York on January 18, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) wishes once again to express its deep concern over the deteriorating press freedom situation in Angola.

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Press Freedom Threatened in DRC, Angola, Burundi:

January 11, 2000 12:00 PM ET

Secretary-General Kofi Annan United Nations New York, NY 10017 BY FAX: (212) 963 4879 Dear Mr. Secretary-General, On the occasion of the United Nations Security Council's special focus on Africa this month, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) would like...

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Angola: Journalist moved from jail to house arrest

November 29, 1999 12:00 PM ET

New York, November 29, 1999 --Rafael Marques, a freelance journalist and Angola representative of the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, was released on bail on November 25, after spending 40 days in prison. His trial is scheduled to begin...

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