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 Americas


14 June 2002 - First edition of the RFI-Reporteros sin fronteras Prize
16 May 2002 - Press freedom situation is "serious" in Colombia, Cuba and Haiti
19 April 2002 - Chávez criticises the media for "supporting" the coup
10 April 2002 - RSF urges president to investigate murder of radio station employee
10 April 2002 - RSF denounces the government’s "improper use" of requisitioning air time
4 April 2002 - Journalist assaulted in the province of Corrientes
26 March 2002 - Journalists’ association targeted by secret police
15 March 2002 - Four journalists jailed
12 March 2002 - Spanish journalist refused visa
6 March 2002 - Journalist killed
5 March 2002 - Five independent journalists attacked or arrested
1 March 2002 - Two Reuters journalists beaten by police
27 February 2002 - The Bush administration shuts down the OSI
14 February 2002 - Newspaper ordered to pay "excessive" fine, says RSF
13 February 2002 - A Washington Post correspondent in Afghanistan restrained at gunpoint by American soldiers
5 February 2002 - Bomb explodes in front of daily’s offices
1 February 2002 - Senate refuses to lift Dany Toussaint’s parliamentary immunity
1 February 2002 - Bomb explodes in front of daily’s offices
25 January 2002 - Five Hatian journalists threatened by government supporters
25 January 2002 - Journalist murdered in Cali
24 January 2002 - Judge’s mandate is not renewed in Jean Dominique murder case
23 January 2002 - RSF outraged over journalist’s murder
18 January 2002 - Businessman faces charges for "contempt" filed by Supreme Court
14 January 2002 - President’s supporters besiege daily "El Nacional"’s offices
11 January 2002 - Guerrero state newspaper target of attack
9 January 2002 - Bill to decriminalise press law violations submitted to parliament
4 January 2002 - A freelance journalist jailed for having refused to reveal her sources

 Argentina


4 October 2002 - Judge threatens confidentiality of sources
27 May 2002 - Reporters Without Borders concerned about bill before Senate
4 April 2002 - Journalist assaulted in the province of Corrientes
9 January 2002 - Bill to decriminalise press law violations submitted to parliament

 Brazil


25 October 2002 - Censura do diário Correio Brazilense : Repórteres sem Fronteiras denuncia decisão judicial indigna de uma democracia
25 October 2002 - Paper censored over publishing governor’s phone conversation
17 October 2002 - Open letter to the two candidates in the second round of the presidential elections
17 October 2002 - Em carta aberta, Repórteres sem Fronteiras pede aos dois candidatos à eleição presidencial que lutem contra a impunidade de que gozam os assassinos de jornalistas
9 October 2002 - One journalist killed, another injured : Reporters Without Borders calls for thorough investigations
9 October 2002 - Um jornalista morto, outro ferido : Repórteres sem Fronteiras pede inquéritos aprofundados
3 October 2002 - Eleições gerais de 6 de outubro de 2002 : Repórteres sem Fronteiras lança um apelo aos candidatos para que combatam a impunidade dos assassinos de jornalistas
3 October 2002 - The 6 October general elections : Reporters Without Borders calls on all candidates to oppose impunity in the killing of journalists
24 September 2002 - Tim Lopes murder: "Crazy Elias" arrested
12 August 2002 - Tim Lopes Murder : one suspect killed; five others imprisoned awaiting trial

 Chile


12 March 2002 - Spanish journalist refused visa
18 January 2002 - Businessman faces charges for "contempt" filed by Supreme Court

 Colombia


20 December 2002 - Arauca: News in danger
11 December 2002 - Judicial proceedings against journalist Jaime Garzón’s alleged killers
5 December 2002 - Media becomes "military target" in the Santander province
3 December 2002 - Journalist shot dead in Huila province
27 November 2002 - Colombian court rules restrictions on foreign press unconstitutional
24 October 2002 - Jaime Garzón’s murder : serious doubts about prosecution testimonies
18 September 2002 - Reporters Without Borders criticises curbs on foreign media
2 September 2002 - Colombia follows France’s bad example
12 August 2002 - 13 August 2002 : Third anniversary of the death of Jaime Garzón
7 August 2002 - Paramilitaries threaten journalists in Arauca Department
24 July 2002 - Violence against journalists increases
18 July 2002 - Another journalist murdered, two more escape death
12 July 2002 - Four staff members of RCN Radio and Radio Caracol released
11 July 2002 - Reporters Without Borders and the Damocles Network will officially be part of the prosecution of the killers of journalist Jaime Garzón
25 June 2002 - Reporters without borders concerned over statements by future interior and justice minister on the reestablishment of a state of emergency
16 May 2002 - Press freedom situation is "serious" in Colombia, Cuba and Haiti
30 April 2002 - Death threats made against two Colombian TV journalists and a car bomb discovered near the offices of a leading Bogotá newspaper
12 April 2002 - Media contributor and journalist killed near Cali
10 April 2002 - RSF urges president to investigate murder of radio station employee
4 February 2002 - Newspaper Managing Editor murdered
25 January 2002 - Journalist murdered in Cali

 Costa Rica


3 July 2002 - 7 July 2001 - 7 July 2002 : First anniversary of the assassination of Parmenio Medina

 Cuba


17 December 2002 - Where news is the exclusive reserve of the state
22 November 2002 - French journalist’s material seized as she leaves Cuba
18 November 2002 - Journalist Bernardo Arévalo Padrón has now been in prison for five years
28 August 2002 - Two journalists face five and six years in prison
7 August 2002 - Angel Pablo Polanco is released
16 May 2002 - Press freedom situation is "serious" in Colombia, Cuba and Haiti
14 May 2002 - Reporters Without Borders asks Jimmy Carter to intervene in favour of the release of four imprisoned Cuban journalists
29 March 2002 - Government forbids the sale of personal computers
26 March 2002 - Journalists’ association targeted by secret police
15 March 2002 - Four journalists jailed
5 March 2002 - Five independent journalists attacked or arrested
1 March 2002 - Two Reuters journalists beaten by police

 Guatemala


10 June 2002 - Four journalists get death threats

 Haïti


26 December 2002 - Radio station chief survives apparent murder attempt
5 December 2002 - Seven journalists take refuge in Port-au-Prince
30 September 2002 - Two radio stations suspend broadcasting after threats
10 September 2002 - Zero tolerance for the media : an enquiry into the murder of journalist Brignol Lindor
21 August 2002 - Judicial police director makes worrying statements about journalist Jacky Cantave’s abduction
25 July 2002 - Israel Jacky Cantave goes into hiding
10 July 2002 - Jean Dominique case given to new judge
10 June 2002 - Two journalists freed after ten days of detention
16 May 2002 - Press freedom situation is "serious" in Colombia, Cuba and Haiti
17 April 2002 - Jean Dominique case
2 April 2002 - Text of Jean Dominique radio ad - Campaign against impunity to mark 3 April anniversary
2 April 2002 - The Jean Dominique affair - 14 key dates
28 March 2002 - Two years after the murder of Haitian journalist Jean Dominique, RSF and the Damocles Network deplore the "tradition of impunity" the Haitian media is a victim of.
1 February 2002 - Senate refuses to lift Dany Toussaint’s parliamentary immunity
25 January 2002 - Five Hatian journalists threatened by government supporters
24 January 2002 - Judge’s mandate is not renewed in Jean Dominique murder case
11 January 2002 - Request for sanctions to be imposed on twenty-four Haitian officials

 Honduras


23 May 2002 - Journalist could face 14 years in jail for "spying" and "illegal" journalism

 Mexico


10 December 2002 - Protection of journalists’ sources threatened
25 October 2002 - Journalist killed by suspicious explosion at his apartment
23 October 2002 - Eight journalists face prison in Chihuahua state
28 June 2002 - One journalist questioned about her sources, two others assaulted by state agents
9 April 2002 - Journalists in states of Chiapas, Morelos and Mexico detained, attacked and threatened
6 March 2002 - Journalist killed
23 January 2002 - RSF outraged over journalist’s murder
11 January 2002 - Guerrero state newspaper target of attack

 Nicaragua


1 August 2002 - Police chief apologises to journalists

 Panama


5 June 2002 - Cartoonist sued for "damage to reputation"
29 May 2002 - Legal harassment of the media continues

 Paraguay


14 February 2002 - Newspaper ordered to pay "excessive" fine, says RSF

 Peru


8 August 2002 - Right to information threatened by certain provisions in access to information law
30 July 2002 - Journalist faces possible arrest
24 June 2002 - Press group owner threatened by individuals close to President Toledo

 Salvador


31 October 2002 - Concerns over bill that limits access to auditing agency’s reports
27 August 2002 - President calls for national defence law to be changed

 United States


20 September 2002 - Al-Jazeera journalist held at Guantanamo
23 July 2002 - Two journalists risk jail for criminel libel
3 June 2002 - FBI reforms threaten the confidentiality of journalists’ work
23 May 2002 - Press freedom being tested by Bush Administration’s anti-terrorist policy
27 February 2002 - The Bush administration shuts down the OSI
13 February 2002 - A Washington Post correspondent in Afghanistan restrained at gunpoint by American soldiers
4 January 2002 - A freelance journalist jailed for having refused to reveal her sources

 Venezuela


6 December 2002 - Twelve journalists assaulted or wounded during demonstrations
21 November 2002 - Reporters Without Borders concerned about attacks on the press
21 November 2002 - Third Attack On TV Station Headquarters
25 September 2002 - Another attack on TV station Globovisión
12 September 2002 - Reporters Without Borders calls for investigation into attacks on several journalists
7 August 2002 - New attacks against journalists
9 July 2002 - Bomb explodes at TV station
10 June 2002 - 11 April - 11 June 2002 : about the investigation on the death of photographer J. Tortoza
13 May 2002 - The IACHR criticises difficult working conditions for the media in Venezuela and the fragile rule of law there.
19 April 2002 - Chávez criticises the media for "supporting" the coup
10 April 2002 - RSF denounces the government’s "improper use" of requisitioning air time
5 February 2002 - Bomb explodes in front of daily’s offices
1 February 2002 - Bomb explodes in front of daily’s offices
14 January 2002 - President’s supporters besiege daily "El Nacional"’s offices