Beatrice Mtetwa

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CPJ Update

October 17, 2005 12:00 AM ET

CPJ Update October 17, 2005 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists Return to front page | See previous Updates...

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Zimbabwean journalist acquitted in important test case

August 31, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 31, 2005—A magistrate in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, acquitted a journalist today on criminal charges of working without accreditation for the now-banned Daily News, according to his lawyer. Observers say the ruling in favor of Kelvin Jakachira...

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ZIMBABWE

August 12, 2005 12:00 PM ET

AUGUST 12, 2005 Updated: December 1, 2005 Kelvin Jakachira, Daily News LEGAL ACTION Jakachira, accused of working without accreditation for the banned Daily News, went on trial in a Harare court, according to his lawyer and the Media Institute for...

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Journalist for banned newspaper goes on trial

August 12, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 12, 2005—The trial of a journalist accused of working without accreditation for the banned Daily News opened yesterday in a Harare court, according to his lawyer and the Media Institute for Southern Africa (MISA). Kelvin Jakachira faces...

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British journalists face trial on accreditation charges

April 4, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 4, 2005—Zimbabwean government prosecutors are pushing ahead with a criminal trial of two journalists from the London-based Sunday Telegraph on accreditation charges that could bring two years in prison, the journalists' lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa, said today....

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ZIMBABWE

March 31, 2005 12:00 PM ET

MARCH 31, 2005 Posted: May 10, 2005 Toby Harnden, The Sunday TelegraphJulian Simmonds, The Sunday Telegraph IMPRISONED, LEGAL ACTION Harnden, chief foreign correspondent for the London-based Sunday Telegraph, and photographer Simmonds were arrested at a polling station in Norton, a...

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CPJ protests journalists' harassment in run-up to elections

February 22, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is outraged at your government's harassment and intimidation of three Zimbabwean journalists working for international news agencies, which has forced them to flee the country in fear for their security. Last week's police action against freelance reporters Angus Shaw, Brian Latham, and Jan Raath seems aimed at silencing these senior journalists in the run-up to Zimbabwe's general elections on March 31. CPJ is also disturbed to learn of police accusations against another freelance journalist, Cornelius Nduna, who has been forced into hiding.

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CPJ concerned about harassment of international correspondents

February 15, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 15, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned that Zimbabwean police repeatedly visited the offices of three senior freelance reporters for international publications on Monday and Tuesday. Officials first said they were investigating espionage allegations against...

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ZIMBABWE

February 14, 2005 12:00 PM ET

FEBRUARY 14, 2005 Posted: March 14, 2005 Angus Shaw, freelance Jan Raath, freelance Brian Latham, freelance HARASSED, THREATENED Zimbabwean police repeatedly visited the shared offices of Shaw, Raath, and Latham on February 14, 15, and 16. Threats and intimidation from...

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ZIMBABWE

February 1, 2005 12:00 PM ET

FEBRUARY 2005 Posted: March 14, 2005 Cornelius Nduna, freelance THREATENED In early February, police began searching for Nduna, a freelance television producer and reporter who worked for several foreign media organizations, on suspicion of possessing "sensitive tapes" passed to him...

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