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Nigerian Journalists Recount Prison Ordeals in CPJ Report

New York, Feb. 24, 1999 — With Nigeria on the threshold of a national presidential election and a possible return to democratic rule, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) released a special report today depicting the horrors Nigerian journalists have endured under oppressive military rule. Despite his promises of a democratic election and a transition…

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El CPJ denuncia la reciente represión de periodistas independientes en Cuba

3 de febrero de 1999 Su Excelencia Fidel Castro Ruz Presidente de Cuba c/o Misión Cubana en las Naciones Unidas Nueva York, NY Su Excellencia, El Comité para la Protección de Periodistas (CPJ) le escribe para denunciar la reciente represión de periodistas independientes en Cuba. El hostigamiento, detención y encarcelación de periodistas cuyo único delito…

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Cuba Cracks Down on Independent Press

February 3, 1999 His Excellency Fidel Castro Ruz President of Cuba c/o United Nations Mission New York, NY Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to condemn the recent crackdown on the independent press in Cuba. The harassment, arrest, detention, and imprisonment of journalists who have committed no crime other than to…

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Cuba Cracks Down on Independent Press

February 3, 1999 His Excellency Fidel Castro Ruz President of Cuba c/o United Nations Mission New York, NY Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to condemn the recent crackdown on the independent press in Cuba. The harassment, arrest, detention, and imprisonment of journalists who have committed no crime other than to…

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Archived Documents, 1998

CPJ News Alerts, 1998 CPJ Welcomes Release of Eritrean Journalist Ruth Simon Killing of Mexican Journalist Condemned by CPJ Murray Seeger Named CPJ’s Washington Representative Indonesia: Ahmed Taufik Nadire Mater charged with insulting the Turkish military Journalists to Discuss Press in Indonesia, Panama,Peru, and Niger Africa Regional press release CPJ’s Press Freedom Awards Honor Journalists…

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Enemies of the Press: The 10 Worst Offenders of 1997

On May 3, in conjunction with World Press Freedom Day, CPJ announced its annual choices of the top 10 Enemies of the Press worldwide. Those who made the list this year, as in the past, earned the dubious distinction by exhibiting particular zeal for the ruthless suppression of journalists. For the second consecutive year, the…

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Appendix I: Attacks on the Press in Azerbaijan, 1996-97

Ayna-Zerkalo, newspaper, censored Government censors removed and cut articles from the independent newspaper Ayna-Zerkalo on several occasions in 1996 and 1997. For example:

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Key Media Officials in Azerbaijan

Minister of Press and Information: Siruz Khudat ogli Tabrizli, born 1942 in Tabriz, Iran. A writer, poet, former journalist. Holds democratic views but is a strong supporter of President Heidar Aliyev. Member of parliament and a leader of Aliyev’s New Azerbaijan party. Serves as minister under the “List of 18” exception which allows 15 percent…

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Armenian Officials Tout Press Freedom But Bully the Press

There are two views of the press in Armenia today. The first holds that the press is entirely free to report as it chooses. The second is that the press is irresponsible. One thing is certain: In the absence of censorship, Armenian officials resort to verbal pressure and sometimes physical retribution, to knock journalists into…

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Cut It Out: Notes from An Azerbaijani Censor

A 1993 censor’s log book, revealing the interplay between censors and the cuts they made, has been circulating among Baku editors. Some extracts from the purloined document: ³24/VIII/93 ³An article cut from Azadliq. It said that S. Husseinov demanded the resignation of President Aliyev at his press conference at Ganja. If you see such information…

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