Tomás Eloy Martínez

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Martínez (Reuters)

Tomás Eloy Martínez, passionate press freedom advocate

Argentine writer and journalist Tomás Eloy Martínez, who died on Monday after a long battle with cancer, was ranked among Latin America’s most prominent intellectuals. Best known for his novels about former President Juan Domingo Perón and his wife Eva, Martínez cared deeply about press freedom and was a passionate advocate who helped scores of Argentine…

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Attacks on the Press in 2005: Headlines

January 11: A killing in Colombia reinforces self-censorship — Gunmen kill radio news host Julio Hernando Palacios Sánchez as he drives to work in Cúcuta. Attacked from all sides, the Colombian press censors itself to an extraordinary degree, CPJ later reports. Probing journalists are killed, detained, or forced to flee. Verified news is suppressed, and…

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Cuba

CUBA Cuba remained one of the world’s leading jailers of journalists, second only to China. Two journalists were imprisoned during the year, joining 22 others who have been jailed since a massive crackdown on the independent press in March 2003. On the second anniversary of that notorious sweep, more than 100 prominent Latin American writers—including…

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Crackdown in Cuba

Dozens of Latin American writers join CPJ in urging Castro to release jailed colleagues

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More than 100 Latin American writers demand release of jailed Cuban journalists

New York, March 16, 2005—More than 100 prominent writers, editors, and reporters throughout Latin America joined the Committee to Protect Journalists today in calling on Cuban President Fidel Castro to immediately release 23 jailed journalists, saying the two-year-long imprisonments violate “the most basic norms of international law” and represent “an affront to human dignity.” The…

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CPJ Update

CPJ Update March 16, 2005 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists Return to front page | See previous Updates

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