Romania / 2003

Attacks on the Press 2002: The Hague

March 31, 2003 12:06 PM ET

December 11 Jonathan C. Randal, The Washington Post The U.N. International War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague (ICTY) ruled to limit compelled testimony from war correspondents. The decision, announced at the tribunal's Appeals Chamber, came in response to the appeal by former Washington Post reporter Jonathan...

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Kyrgystan

March 31, 2003 12:05 PM ET

Emboldened by the growing number of U.S. troops in the country, President Askar Akayev has used the threat of international terrorism as an excuse to curb political dissent and suppress the independent and opposition media in Kyrgyzstan. Compliant courts often issue exorbitant damage awards in politically motivated libel suits, driving...

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Romania

March 31, 2003 12:03 PM ET

Government officials, wary of any media coverage that could potentially threaten the country's efforts to join NATO and the European Union, used threats and intimidation to promote docile reporting--resulting in increased self-censorship in 2002....

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Slovenia

March 31, 2003 12:02 PM ET

Press freedom is generally respected in Slovenia, but journalists investigating sensitive issues continue to face occasional intimidation or pressure in retaliation for their coverage....

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Attacks on the Press 2002: United Kingdom

March 31, 2003 12:00 PM ET

Press freedom is generally respected in the United Kingdom, but CPJ was alarmed by a legal case in which Interbrew, a Belgium-based brewing group, and the British Financial Services Authority (FSA), a banking and investment watchdog agency, demanded that several U.K. media outlets turn over documents that had been leaked...

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Body of missing journalist found

March 28, 2003 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 28, 2003— The body of Iosif Costinas, a 62-year-old journalist for the independent daily Timisoara, was discovered last week by police in a forest in western Romania. Costinas disappeared in June 2002. Police spokesman Cornel Iures said the journalist's remains were found near the village of Pischia,...

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