Manuel Vázquez Portal

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CPJ PRESENTS PRESS FREEDOM AWARD WINNERS IN WASHINGTON

New York, November 20, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) today presented the recipients of the 2003 International Press Freedom Awards at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The recipients include: Abdul Samay Hamed, an independent writer, publisher, political cartoonist, and poet from Afghanistan; Aboubakr Jamai, who publishes two of…

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CPJ concerned about imprisoned journalists’ welfare

New York, November 12, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is extremely concerned about the lack of information regarding the situation of imprisoned Cuban journalists Mario Enrique Mayo Hernández, Adolfo Fernández Saínz, and Iván Hernández Carrillo, who began a hunger strike on October 18. A week after a failed attempt by a group of family…

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Imprisoned journalists continue hunger strike

New York, October 29, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is concerned about the health of two imprisoned Cuban journalists who began a hunger strike on October 18 to protest the mistreatment of an imprisoned colleague. Mario Enrique Mayo Hernández and Adolfo Fernández Saínz, who are jailed at the Holguín Provincial Prison in eastern Cuba,…

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Jornalistas presos mantêm greve de fome

Nova York, 29 de outubro de 2003—O Comitê para a Proteção dos Jornalistas (CPJ) está preocupado com a saúde de dois jornalistas cubanos presos que se declararam em greve de fome em 18 de outubro como protesto pelos maus tratos a outro colega preso. Mario Enrique Mayo Hernández e Adolfo Fernández Saínz, que estão presos…

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CPJ TO PRESENT ANNUALINTERNATIONAL PRESS FREEDOM AWARDS

New York, September 25, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) will honor four journalists—from Afghanistan, Russia, Morocco, and Cuba—with the 2003 International Press Freedom Awards in November. Abdul Samay Hamed (Afghanistan), Aboubakr Jamai (Morocco), Musa Muradov (Russia), and Manuel Vázquez Portal (Cuba) have suffered serious reprisals for daring to report with independence and authority in…

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CPJ concerned about journalists on hunger strike

New York, September 3, 2003— The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned about disturbing new developments in Cuba’s ongoing incarceration of independent journalists. According to family members, two imprisoned journalists, Manuel Vázquez Portal and Normando Hernández González, joined other jailed dissidents at Boniato Prison in a hunger strike that began on Sunday, August…

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CPJ preocupado com a situação dos jornalistas em greve de fome

Nova York, 3 de setembro de 2003 ­ O Comitê para a Proteção dos Jornalistas (CPJ) está muito preocupado com os últimos acontecimentos envolvendo a prisão de jornalistas independentes cubanos. Segundo familiares, dois jornalistas presos, Manuel Vázquez Portal e Normando Hernández González, se uniram a outros dissidentes presos na penitenciária de Boniato e se declararam…

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CPJ condemns convictions of independent Cuban journalists

New York, April 9, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) deplores the convictions of 28 independent Cuban journalists who have been detained since a crackdown began there on March 18. The journalists’ one-day trials were held on April 3 and 4 behind closed doors. On Monday, April 7, courts across the island announced prison sentences…

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CPJ condemns trials of independent journalists

New York, April 4, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns the trials of 28 independent Cuban journalists who have been detained since a crackdown began on March 18. The hearings began yesterday and continue today. “We are appalled and outraged by the arrests of our colleagues,” said CPJ acting director Joel Simon. ” Given…

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CPJ protests vicious crackdown on independent press

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) strongly condemns the Cuban government’s latest crackdown on the independent press, during which 27 journalists have been detained and await prosecution. The timing of these actions suggests that the Cuban government has taken advantage of the fact that the world’s attention is focused on the U.S.-led war…

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