ARCHIVES 2001


CPJ Asia Program Coordinator: KAVITA MENON
Researcher: Areta Lloyd



AFGHANISTAN:  BBC translator detained in Kabul
Posted December 18, 2000  

INDONESIA:  Swiss journalist released in Irian Jaya
Posted December 14, 2000  

INDONESIA:  Swiss journalist detained in Irian Jaya
Posted December 6, 2000  

BANGLADESH:  Government attacks newspaper for publishing national anthem parody
Posted November 30, 2000  

PHILIPPINES:   Radio broadcaster murdered in Zamboanga del Sur
Posted November 29, 2000  

PAKISTAN:   Newspaper office bombed in Karachi
Posted November 6, 2000  

BANGLADESH:   Journalists threatened with violence for reporting misuse of flood-relief funds
Posted October 30, 2000  

LAOS:  Government issues strict new Internet regulations
Posted October 27, 2000  

FIJI:  Radio journalists harassed for reporting on military
Posted October 25, 2000  

SRI LANKA:  JOURNALIST ASSASSINATED IN HIS HOME
Posted October 20, 2000  

CHINA:   Latest effort to control Internet encourages self-censorship
Posted October 3, 2000  

PAKISTAN:  Army inspection team threatens Dawn Group
Posted September 28, 2000  

PHILIPPINES:   French journalists escape from rebel captivity
Posted September 20, 2000  

PHILIPPINES:   Kidnapped journalists vulnerable as military launches assault against Jolo rebels
Posted September 18, 2000  

EAST TIMOR:   CPJ Welcomes UN Investigation into 1975 Murders of Five Journalists in East Timor
Posted September 15, 2000  

BURMA:   Lawyer jailed for distributing
foreign news

Posted September 14, 2000  

PHILIPPINES:  Release of kidnapped French journalists delayed amid factional fighting
Posted Sept. 11, 2000   

SRI LANKA:  CPJ welcomes partial lifting of censorship
Posted Sept. 8, 2000   

MALAYSIA:  Two independent magazines suspended
CPJ protest letter. Posted Sept. 7, 2000   

SRI LANKA:  Five newspapers warned by censorship authorities
Posted Sept. 1, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]

PHILIPPINES:  Release of kidnapped French journalists delayed amid factional fighting
Posted Sept. 11, 2000  

SRI LANKA:  CPJ welcomes partial lifting of censorship
Posted Sept. 8, 2000  

MALAYSIA:  Two independent magazines suspended
CPJ protest letter. Posted Sept. 7, 2000  

SRI LANKA:  Five newspapers warned by censorship authorities
Posted Sept. 1, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]

INDIA:   Militants bomb two publications in Manipur
Posted August 28, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]

PHILIPPINES:  Rebels free one French journalist; two still held
Posted August 28, 2000   [more]

THAILAND:  Bomb explodes in front of editor's house
Posted August 28, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]

INDIA:  Editor murdered in Manipur
Posted August 21, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]

PHILIPPINES:  As hostage crisis drags on, release of three French journalists is delayed
Posted August 17, 2000   [More]

PHILIPPINES:  French journalists may be released tomorrow
Posted August 16, 2000   [more]

CHINA:  Government bans dissident website
Posted August 10, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]

CHINA:   Reporter jailed since 1998 for exposing corruption
Posted August 4, 2000   [more] [Read CPJ's protest letter]

PHILIPPINES:   Journalists leave Jolo as hostage crisis continues
Posted July 31, 2000   [more]

PHILIPPINES:  Rebel group frees German reporter; five other journalists still held hostage
Posted July 27, 2000   [more]

PHILIPPINES:  Muslim militants abduct two Filipino journalists; four kidnapped foreign journalists still in captivity
Posted July 24, 2000   [more]

FIJI: Spate of attacks on journalists follow recent coup
Posted July 20, 2000   [more]
CAMBODIA: Newspaper suspended again
Posted July 18, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]

BANGLADESH: Gunmen kill journalist in his office
Posted July 17, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]

CHINA: Government punishes Internet journalists
Posted July 12, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]

PHILIPPINES: More journalists kidnapped
Posted July 10, 2000   [more]
SRI LANKA: Censorship clamped back in place
Posted July 6, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]

PHILIPPINES: German journalist kidnapped by rebel faction
Posted July 5, 2000   [more]   [Read CPJ's letter]

STARTING THE PRESSES IN CAMBODIA:   Twenty years after the killing fields, journalism is showing signs of life. A CPJ Briefing by A. Lin Neumann
Posted June 29, 2000  

VIETNAM: Dissident writer under house arrest for backing democracy
Posted June 29, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]

SRI LANKA: CPJ welcomes court decision to strike down censorship
Posted June 23, 2000   [more]

SRI LANKA: OFFICIALS PLEDGE TO LIFT CENSORSHIP
CPJ is told restrictions are "counterproductive"

Posted June 15, 2000   [more]

SRI LANKA: Government lifts prior censorship of foreign media; local press still shackled
Posted June 5, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]

SRI LANKA: No letup in censorship of war coverage
Posted May 22, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]

SRI LANKA: As rebels advance, government tightens censorship rules
Posted May 15, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]

INDONESIA: Mob attacks newspaper that criticized president
Posted May 11, 2000   [more]

PAKISTAN: JOURNALIST MURDERED BY LOCAL GANGSTER
Posted May 10, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]

COMMONWEALTH: CPJ protests conditions in Sierra Leone, Malaysia
Posted May 3, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]

INDIA: EDITOR, WRITER JAILED FOR "EXCITING DISAFFECTION"
Posted April 20, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]

THAILAND: PUBLISHER SHOT IN CHIANG MAI
Posted April 20, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]

CHINA: OFFICIAL WARNS HONG KONG MEDIA ON TAIWAN COVERAGE
Posted April 14, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]

VIETNAM:  FRENCH REPORTER EXPELLED
Posted April 14, 2000   [more]

CAMBODIA: INDEPENDENT WEEKLY SUSPENDED FOR THIRTY DAYS
Posted April 7, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]

SRI LANKA:  BBC CORRESPONDENT ASSAULTED IN COLOMBO
Posted April 7, 2000   [more]

LAOS: AUSTRALIAN TV CREW CENSORED
Posted April 7, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]

PHILIPPINES: RADIO HOST SURVIVES ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT
Posted April 5, 2000   [Read CPJ's letter]

SRI LANKA: BOMB EXPLODES AT JOURNALIST'S HOME
Posted April 4, 2000   [more]

MALAYSIA:  Government bans independent magazine
Posted March 29, 2000 [CPJ Protest Letter]

NEPAL:  JOURNALIST RELEASED AFTER SERVING ONE WEEK FOR CONTEMPT
Posted March 20, 2000   [more]

CHINA: JAILED SOFTWARE ENTREPRENEUR WAS SECRETLY FREED LAST SEPTEMBER
Posted March 6, 2000   [more]

MALAYSIA:   Opposition party newspaper harassed
Posted March 3, 2000 [CPJ Protest Letter]
PHILIPPINES:  CATHOLIC RADIO STATION BOMBED
Posted March 3, 2000   [more]
NEPAL:   Authorities conspire to keep leftist editor in jail
Posted March 1, 2000 [CPJ Protest Letter]
PAKISTAN:  Deposed prime minister censored during trial  
Posted February 29, 2000 [CPJ Protest Letter]
INDIA:   Time magazine issue censored
Posted February 25, 2000 [CPJ Protest Letter]
INDONESIA: Police harass TV crew in West Timor
Posted February 7, 2000 [CPJ Protest Letter]
MALAYSIA: Editor and publisher arrested
Posted January 13, 2000 [CPJ Protest Letter]
MALAYSIA: Government threatens to close down five independent newspapers
Posted January 10, 2000 [CPJ Protest Letter]
SRI LANKA: Reporter murdered outside church
Posted January 6, 2000 [CPJ Protest Letter]


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