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Russian Federation
Thursday, 26 May 2005
We write again to protest your government's systemic repression of the independent media in Russia , and the violence directed at journalists with no apparent attempt to punish or even control it.
Turkey
Thursday, 26 May 2005
We write to join our many colleagues in the Turkish press, as well as Amnesty International, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the Society of Turkish Journalists and the Press Council in your country, in urging the repeal of Turkey's new Penal Code. We understand the law is to take effect on June 1...
United States
Wednesday, 25 May 2005
We write again to protest serious abuses by United States and Iraqi forces of journalists who are trying to cover the continuing insurgency in Iraq.
Belarus
Thursday, 21 April 2005
The members of the Overseas Press Club of America (OPC) continue to be outraged by the efforts of your government to silence independent journalism in your country. For the past 65 years, our non-partisan organization has fought for the right of journalists throughout the world to be free to keep...
Colombia
Monday, 18 April 2005
As members of the non-partisan Overseas Press Club of America (OPC), we wish to express our alarm at the recent attacks against journalists in your country. We condemn the murder of Julio Palacios Sanchez of Radio Lemas in Cucuta ; the kidnapping of Hernan Echeverri Arboleda, a photographer for the...
Haiti
Monday, 18 April 2005
As members of the Overseas Press Club of America (OPC), we condemn the wave of violence and mistreatment directed at journalists in your country. We are alarmed and outraged by the murder by Haitian police of Abdias Jean, a radio reporter covering a government raid in Village de Dieu; the vicious...
Bangladesh
Thursday, 07 April 2005
The Overseas Press Club of America (OPC) is appalled that Bangladesh continues to be one of deadliest places in the world for journalists to work in a manner that would be considered normal and would be legally protected in most of the world. Instead, in Bangladesh , it seems the government...
Iran
Thursday, 07 April 2005
The Overseas Press Club of America (OPC) demands that the Iranian government re-open its investigation into the brutal murder of freelance photo-journalist, Zahra Kazemi, following the stunning disclosure that the physician who examined her said that she was tortured and raped during her detention...
Togo
Thursday, 07 April 2005
We write to join the many voices protesting your recent crack-down on the media of Togo in the aftermath of the death of your father, President Gnassingbe Eyadema, and your unconstitutional seizure of his office with the support of the army.
Thursday, 07 April 2005
We are following with tremendous interest the organizational reforms now proposed to the members of United Nations. We can only hope that among the forthcoming changes will be an overhaul of the current system which allows inclusion on the Human Rights Commission representatives from among the...