Amy Goodman

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Indonesia: Detained U.S. journalist flown out of East Timor

September 15, 1999 — CPJ has learned that Indonesian military authorities flew American journalist Allan Nairn out of East Timor on a military jet today, having detained him for more than 24 hours in the capital city of Dili. He was taken to Kupang, West Timor. Nairn is a freelance journalist who filed regular reports…

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American journalist barred from covering East Timor

Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply troubled by the recent deportation of American journalist Amy Goodman, who was stopped at Bali’s Ngurah Rai international airport while en route to East Timor to cover the territory’s August 30 vote on independence. Goodman’s expulsion directly contradicts your administration’s pledges to lift restrictions on foreign journalists, and to ensure that international observers, including media representatives, are allowed free access to East Timor during the historic referendum.

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