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Fall 1996 Internet Edition No. 52

Memorial fund named in honor of Lee Lescaze

A memorial fund has been established at CPJ in memory of Lee Lescaze, a one-time foreign editor of the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.


Fall 1996 Internet Edition No. 52

Solidarity works: Helping to clear the path to freedom.

Letters to CPJ


CPJ comes to the aid of journalists who have been attacked, imprisoned, censored, or harassed. The Committee fights to get journalists out of jail and lets those who are being persecuted for their reporting know that CPJ and others are working on their behalf.


Fall 1996 Internet Edition No. 52


Arthur Ochs Sulzberger takes questions from the about the Pentagon Papers controversy in June 1971 Barton Silverman\NYT Pictures

Fall 1996 Internet Edition No. 52

A thanks to those who have helped CPJ

CPJ would like to thank Agence France-Presse, Associated Press, IDT, Lexis-Nexis, and Reuters America for providing in-kind services during 1996.


Fall 1996 Internet Edition No. 52


CPJ's mission meets with Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Vu Khoan. From left, Vikram Parekh, Peter Arnett, Khoan, and Rick MacArthur.

Fall 1996 Internet Edition No. 52

Press freedom news briefs from Around the world

Call for crackdown on China's press
In its effort to revive traditional socialist values, the Chinese Communist Party at its annual plenum in October resolved to tighten its grip on ideology and exert greater social control--a move that offers little hope for the relaxing of press restrictions in China.

Fall 1996 Internet Edition No. 52


Photo: Turkish editor Ocak Isik Yurtçu

From the Executive Director

Fall 1996 Internet Edition No. 52

Warren Christopher
U.S Secretary of State Warren Christopher.

Fall 1996 Internet Edition No. 52


Silenced: The Unsolved Murders if Immigrant Journalists in the United States, published by the Committee to Protect Journalists in December 1994, cover shot shows the body of New York investigative journalist Manuel De Dios Unanue being removed from his favorite restaurant in Queens, where he was murdered on orders from Colombian drug traffickers. (March 11, 1992)

Fall 1996 Internet Edition No. 52

Tudjman seeks to muzzle a radio that aided his rise

by Chris Hedges

A retired Croatian general, critical of President Franjo Tudjman's drive to turn this small country into a military power in the Balkans, took to the airwaves today to spell out what he said was the folly of such a course.