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2002

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PROMINENT TELEVISION CHIEF ASSASSINATED

December 30, 2002 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 30, 2002--Tigran Nagdalian, the 36-year-old head of the state-owned Armenian Public Television, was shot in the head as he was leaving his parents home in Armenia's capital, Yerevan, on Saturday, December 28. The journalist was rushed to a hospital, where he died during emergency surgery, according to...

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Gunmen attack radio station director

December 27, 2002 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 27, 2002—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is shocked by the Christmas day attack on the home of Michèle Montas, news director of Port-au-Prince-based Radio Haïti-Inter. A bodyguard was killed in the apparent assassination attempt. Montas is the widow of Jean Dominique, a renowned journalist and radio...

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CPJ condemns journalist's imprisonment on anniversary of verdict

December 24, 2002 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 24, 2002—Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of Russian military journalist Grigory Pasko's four-year prison sentence. "The imprisonment of Grigory Pasko one year ago was a politicized effort by military and security officials to silence him for writing articles about environmental dangers that jeopardized the health of the...

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French journalist dies after tank accident

December 23, 2002 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 23, 2002—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) mourns the death of French television reporter Patrick Bourrat, who was killed in an accident while covering U.S. military exercises in northern Kuwait. Bourrat, a veteran 50-year-old reporter with France's TF1, died yesterday of injuries sustained on December 21, 2002...

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CPJ concerned about recent attacks against journalists

December 21, 2002 8:00 PM ET

New York, December 2, 2002—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned about growing threats against Haitian journalists in the wake of anti-government protests in the northern city of Cap-Haïtien that began on November 17 and continue to rattle the country. On November 21, seven journalists from four private...

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Journalist sentenced to 18 months in prison

December 18, 2002 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 18, 2002—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is disturbed by a Chilean court's decision to sentence television commentator Eduardo Yáñez to 18 months in prison. Earlier today, the Chilean Court of Appeals convicted Yáñez, a panelist on Chilevisión's debate show "El Termómetro," of "disrespect." In addition to...

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Two foreign journalists released; Bangladeshi journalists still detained

December 11, 2002 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 11, 2002—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) welcomes today's release of journalists Bruno Sorrentino and Zaiba Malik, who were working on a documentary for Britain's Channel 4 "Unreported World" series. However, CPJ demands the immediate release of Bangladeshi free-lance journalists Priscilla Raj and Saleem Samad, who were...

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Reporter's appeal upheld

December 11, 2002 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 11, 2002—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) welcomes today's decision by the United Nations war crimes tribunal on Yugoslavia to limit compelled testimony from war correspondents. The decision, announced this morning at the Appeals Chamber in the International War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The...

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College student missing after posting essays online

December 10, 2002 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 10, 2002--The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is concerned for the safety of Internet essayist Liu Di, who has been missing since November 7. Public security officials have notified Liu's family that she is being investigated, but her current whereabouts are unknown....

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Comments on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government's Consultation Document

December 9, 2002 12:00 PM ET

December 9, 2002 Comments on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government's Consultation Document on proposals to implement Article 23 of the Basic Law* Submitted to the Security Bureau by the Committee to Protect Journalists The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) submits this memorandum in response to the Consultation Document...

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