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Somalia
Monday, 14 June 2004
The recent arrest of Abdishakur Yusuf Ali, editor of the independent newspaper War-Ogaal is a clear violation of international standards for free expression as established in Article 19 of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.
Azerbaijan
Wednesday, 09 June 2004
Azerbaijan@quot;s persistent legal and financial harassment of the independent newspaper, Tezadlar , is most distressing to members of this non-partisan organization, which has defended press freedom around the world for 65 years.
Guinea
Wednesday, 09 June 2004
On behalf of the Overseas Press Club of America, we are writing to protest your Government@quot;s refusal of permission for distribution in Guinea of two issues of the news weekly, Jeune Afrique L@quot;Intelligent .
Nepal
Wednesday, 09 June 2004
We are writing to you on behalf of the Overseas Press Club of America, representing more than 600 journalists experienced in reporting news around the world. We wish to add our voice to those of other journalism organizations, which have protested the arrest in April of 60 journalists in Nepal.
China
Friday, 28 May 2004
We write again to protest the continuing mistreatment and repression of journalists attempting to do their jobs in your country. As noted in our letter of May 3, China is the world@quot;s most notorious jailer of journalists, with 41 (to the best of our knowledge) detained at the end of 2003. Since...
Pakistan
Wednesday, 26 May 2004
The Overseas Press Club of America (OPC) protests the secret detention of Sami Yousafzai, a stringer for Newsweek . Yousafzai is being held without any charges, without the right to see a lawyer or members of his family, and without even an official admission that he is being held.
Saudi Arabia
Wednesday, 26 May 2004
We write to inquire about the reported arrest of Saudi journalist, Fares bin Hizam. If these reports are true, Your Excellency, why is he being held?
Nepal
Monday, 03 May 2004
We write to protest your country@quot;s part in the continuing worldwide abuse of press freedom.
Nepal
Monday, 03 May 2004
We write to protest your country@quot;s part in the continuing worldwide abuse of press freedom.
Algeria
Monday, 03 May 2004
We write to protest your country@quot;s part in the continuing worldwide abuse of press freedom. On this day, World Press Freedom Day, there are -- to the best of our knowledge -- 193 journalists imprisoned in the jails of 29 countries, most of them solely for having done their jobs. Algeria is one...