Kenji Nagai

16 results arranged by date

In Burma, wife of journalist released from prison

New York, October 23, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today’s release of Khin Mar Lar, the wife of award-winning Burmese journalist and documentary filmmaker Thaung Tun (also known as Nyein Thit), who is still in hiding. Khin Mar Lar was detained on September 25, when security agents raided her home in the central city of…

Read More ›

Three journalists released, three still held in detention

New York, October 10, 2007 — The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the continued detention of at least three Burmese journalists and expresses strong concern about recent news reports that government authorities have consulted media images to identify and detain people who participated in recent street protests.   According to CPJ sources, Win Ko Ko…

Read More ›

In Burma, concerns mount over missing journalists

New York, October 4, 2007— The Committee to Protect Journalists is increasingly concerned about the welfare of at least three Burmese reporters who went missing during the government’s crackdown on street protesters last week. A fourth reporter, Tokyo Shimbun’s Min Zin, was released from government custody on Wednesday. CPJ calls on the Burmese authorities to…

Read More ›

One journalist detained, three missing in government crackdown

New York, October 1, 2007— The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about reports that one journalist has been detained and another three have gone missing in the wake of the ongoing crackdown on anti-government protests in Burma. On Friday, Min Zaw, a reporter with the Tokyo Shimbun newspaper, was arrested at his home in…

Read More ›

Evidence emerges of intentional shooting of Japanese cameraman in Burma

New York, September 28, 2007 — The Committee to Protect Journalists is outraged by the apparently deliberate fatal shooting of Japanese cameraman  Kenji Nagai by a Burmese soldier on Thursday. Video footage shown on Japan’s Fuji News Network reveals that Nagai, who was filming near a group of demonstrators in Yangon, was pushed to the…

Read More ›

Japanese photographer killed as Burmese troops crack down on protests

New York, September 27, 2007— A Japanese photographer, Kenji Nagai, 50, who was working for Tokyo-based video and photo agency APF News, was one of at least nine people killed today by Burmese troops cracking down on anti-government demonstrations in Rangoon, according to official Japanese state-run television. Another 11 demonstrators were injured, as were 31…

Read More ›