Alerts - 2004


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31 March 2004 |

RSF calls for investigation following killing of journalism student

(RSF/IFEX) - RSF has called on Israeli Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz to open an investigation into the death of journalism student Mohammad Abu Halimeh, who was killed on 22 March 2004 while covering clashes at the Balata refugee camp in Nablus.
31 March 2004 |

Yungay mayor arrested for ordering the murder of journalist Antonio De La Torre Echeandía

(IPYS/IFEX) - On 18 March 2004, Amaro León León, mayor of Yungay province, was arrested by the Huaraz police for allegedly masterminding journalist Antonio De La Torre Echeandía's murder.
31 March 2004 |

Radio France Internationale correspondent receives death threats

(RSF/IFEX) - RSF has urged the authorities to do everything possible to protect Guy Mario Abalo, Radio France Internationale's (RFI) correspondent in Togo, after he received death threats following the broadcast of a report about a corruption and fraud case implicating two former government ministers. The report aired on 25 March 2004.
31 March 2004 |

CPJ concerned about attacks on journalists and apparent censorship of media

(CPJ/IFEX) - In a 30 March 2004 letter to President Laurent Gbagbo, CPJ expressed its concern about a series of attacks against journalists by security forces during recent mass opposition demonstrations in Côte d'Ivoire. While more than half a dozen Ivoirian journalists have reported being physically attacked by officials, many more were arrested, intimidated, and harassed while covering the protests.
30 March 2004 |

Attacks against journalists and media outlets increase significantly

(JED/IFEX) - On 29 March 2004, at 11:00 a.m. (local time), the head of the National Intelligence Agency's (Agence nationale des renseignements, ANR) Mutshima office issued a broadcast ban against Radio Mutshima, a local radio station. Radio Mutshima director Patient Kolela told JED that the ANR has accused the station of operating illegally. Mutshima is located 120 kilometres from the city of Tshikapa, in West Kasai province, close to the Angolan border.
30 March 2004 |

Four newspapers' managers and staff summoned

(MISA/IFEX) - The following is a joint MISA and Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) alert:
30 March 2004 |

IFJ welcomes move to adopt law on protection of sources, concerns remain over exceptions

(IFJ/IFEX) - The following is a 27 March 2004 IFJ media release:
30 March 2004 |

Police assault nine journalists in Diyarbakir

(RSF/IFEX) - RSF has condemned the attack by police officers on nine journalists in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, on 28 March 2004. The incident followed local elections in the city that same day. The journalists were covering the suppression of a demonstration against electoral fraud. Three journalists required hospitalisation.
30 March 2004 |

Authorities launch investigation into murder of editorial director

(WiPC/IFEX) - The WiPC of International PEN is deeply disturbed by the murder of journalist Roberto Javier Mora García in the early hours of 19 March 2004 and welcomes the investigation that has since been launched by the judicial authorities.
30 March 2004 |

President Ben Ali suppresses demonstration in support of press freedom

(RSF/IFEX) - RSF has condemned the recent suppression of a demonstration in support of a free and independent press. On 27 March 2004, police dispersed members of human rights and political opposition groups who had gathered in front of the state broadcaster's headquarters in Tunis.
30 March 2004 |

Police raid community radio station, arrest and question employees

(MISA/IFEX) - On 25 and 26 March 2004, police in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second largest city, raided the offices of Radio Dialogue, a community radio station, and arrested several staff members.
30 March 2004 |

AP photographer shot and injured during clashes; newspaper shut down

(IFJ/IFEX) - The following is an IFJ media release:
29 March 2004 |

Government blocks access to two Kurdish-language websites

(RSF/IFEX) - RSF has condemned the Syrian government's blocking of two Kurdish-language websites, http://www.amude.com and http://www.qamislo.com, which carry news, pictures and video clips of demonstrations by the country's Kurdish minority.
29 March 2004 |

Military prosecutor lays charges against journalist

(IPYS/IFEX) - Journalist Patricia Poleo, director of the daily "El Nuevo País", has been charged by Military Prosecutor and National Guard Lieutenant Esaúl Olivares Linares for allegedly "instigating rebellion" and "defaming the national armed forces".
29 March 2004 |

Student charged with "disseminating false information" following circulation of images satirising politicians

(RSF/IFEX) - RSF has voiced shock over the 23 March 2004 arrest and subsequent charging of a 21-year-old student for circulating images on the Internet that poke fun at opposition politicians. The student, who uses the pseudonym Kwon, was accused of posting more than 70 pictures on 15 websites during the current pre-election period.
29 March 2004 |

Bomb placed beneath vehicle belonging to Radio-Television B92

(ANEM/IFEX) - The following is a 28 March 2004 ANEM statement:
29 March 2004 |

Grenade attack on home of ABC radio network's managing director; police raid printing press

(FMM/IFEX) - The following is an FMM press release:
29 March 2004 |

RSF concerned about arrests and attacks on journalists in Abidjan

(RSF/IFEX) - RSF has urged President Laurent Gbagbo to bring members of the security forces responsible for policing opposition demonstrations under control after three journalists were arrested and a fourth was beaten by police on 25 March 2004.
26 March 2004 |

Freelance cameraman killed

(CPJ/IFEX) - The following is a CPJ press release:
26 March 2004 |

Translators for "Time" magazine and Voice of America killed

(CPJ/IFEX) - The following is a CPJ press release:


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