22 July 2004
Volume 13 - 2004 Issue 29 (20 July 2004)
More than one year after Canadian photo-journalist Zahra Kazemi was killed in detention for taking photos outside an Iranian prison, those responsible for her death remain at large. This week, her case and the plight of independent journalists in Iran were back in the international spotlight.
Barely a week after Russian-American journalist Paul Klebnikov was murdered in Moscow, another journalist in the Russian capital has been found dead. The body of Payl Pelovan was discovered on 17 July 2004 bearing knife wounds, reports the International Press Institute (IPI).
Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontierès, RSF) has urged the government of Kazakhstan to launch an investigation into the death of Askhat Sharipzhanov, a journalist for an independent online news publication who was hit by a car on 16 July 2004.
Police in Brazil's northeastern state of Alagoas are investigating the murder of Jorge Lourenco dos Santos, the owner of a radio station who was shot and killed in the town of Santana do Ipanema on 11 July, reports the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
The latest reports on press freedom in Ethiopia are now available online, courtesy of the International Press Institute (IPI) and ARTICLE 19.