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Special Reports
• CPJ names the ten most censored countries
On Assignment: A guide to reporting in dangerous situations
Journalist deaths spike to record in 2006
Journalists in prison: CPJ's 2006 census
Anya's Paper
Faded Colors
Another Mystery in Moscow

Getting away with murder
Analysis from the Europe and Central Asia section of
Attacks on the Press in 2006



Attacks on the Press in 2006

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ALBANIA

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ARMENIA

Editor attacked, beaten
CASE
September 15, 2007

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AZERBAIJAN

President pardons five journalists; three left behind bars  
NEWS ALERT
December 28, 2007


Reporter given one-year sentence

NEWS ALERT
December 10, 2007

Tenth journalist imprisoned

NEWS ALERT
December 6, 2007

Ninth journalist imprisoned
NEWS ALERT
November 12, 2007


Eight journalists now behind bars in Azerbaijan
NEWS ALERT
November 7, 2007


Editor slammed with hefty sentence

NEWS ALERT
October 30, 2007

CPJ urges president to halt persecution of reporter, family

LETTER
September 27, 2007

Persecution of editor continues; CPJ seeks a halt

NEWS ALERT
September 6, 2007

Supreme Court upholds Azerbaijani editor’s prison sentence
NEWS ALERT
August 24, 2007


CPJ testifies at U.S. Helsinki Commission hearing on press freedom in the former Soviet bloc


NEWS ALERT
August 2, 2007


To mark Press Day, CPJ urges release of jailed Azerbaijani journalists

NEWS ALERT
July 20, 2007

Appellate court ratifies prison sentence of Senet journalists

NEWS ALERT
July 9, 2007

Security ministry hits opposition editor with new charges

NEWS ALERT
July 5, 2007


CPJ urges Azerbaijan to end persecution of imprisoned editor

NEWS ALERT
June 7, 2007


New charge filed against imprisoned editor

NEWS ALERT
May 22, 2007


Newspapers evicted, editor threatened
NEWS ALERT
May 21, 2007

Two journalists jailed for defaming president’s uncle


NEWS ALERT
May 16, 2007

Journalists jailed for inciting religious hatred

NEWS ALERT
May 4, 2007

Editor brutally beaten after colleague’s trial
NEWS ALERT
April 24, 2007


Embattled editor jailed for libel and insult
NEWS ALERT
April 20, 2007

Appeals court upholds criminal libel sentence of two journalists

NEWS ALERT
April 13, 2007

Editor receives death threat after report on colleague’s murder


NEWS ALERT
March 7, 2007

Journalist's murderers remain at large on second anniversary
NEWS ALERT
March 1, 2007


Two journalists sentenced for defaming interior minister
NEWS ALERT
January 31, 2007


Court extends journalists' pretrial detention

NEWS ALERT
January 12, 2007

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BELARUS

Independent Belarus newspaper faces closure
NEWS ALERT
December 17, 2007

Reporter jailed on spurious charge; 'uncensored swearing’ alleged
NEWS ALERT
March 21, 2007


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BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

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BULGARIA

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CROATIA

Television journalist receives death threats

NEWS ALERT
March 1, 2007


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CYPRUS

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DENMARK

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FRANCE

French journalist investigated over intelligence leaks
NEWS ALERT
December 10, 2007


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GEORGIA

Georgia shuts two TV stations, blocks others from news-gathering

NEWS ALERT
November 8, 2007


Russian officers assault journalist in Georgia

NEWS ALERT
June 29, 2007

CPJ Special Report:
Faded Colors
Some press gains are reported in Georgia, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan, but the Color Revolutions have yet to deliver lasting reforms.
May 9, 2007

Journalist says he was abducted, threatened
CASE
January 17, 2007

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GERMANY

17 journalists investigated for publishing intelligence documents
NEWS ALERT
August 7, 2007


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HUNGARY

Investigative journalist severely beaten in Budapest
NEWS ALERT
June 25, 2007


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IRELAND

Journalist arrested, two others investigated
NEWS ALERT
March 5, 2007


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ITALY

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KAZAKHSTAN

Prosecutor suspends television station and newspaper
NEWS ALERT
May 25, 2007

Reporter disappears after writing critical articles
NEWS ALERT
April 19, 2007


Officials harass independent newspaper in Uralsk
NEWS ALERT
January 29, 2007

Independent reporter convicted of defaming president
CASE
January 22, 2007


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KYRGYZSTAN

CPJ delegation meets with Kyrgyz ambassador

Calls for justice in the murder of journalist

NEWS ALERT
November 1, 2007

Thorough probe sought in Kyrgyzstan slaying
LETTER
October 25, 2007

Prominent journalist killed in southern Kyrgyzstan
NEWS ALERT
October 24, 2007


CPJ Special Report:
Faded Colors
Some press gains are reported in Georgia, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan, but the Color Revolutions have yet to deliver lasting reforms.
May 9, 2007


Journalists attacked, threatened amid growing political tensions

NEWS ALERT
April 9, 2007


Television anchor severely beaten in Bishkek

CASE
March 27, 2007


Television reporter attacked, sued, after critical broadcast
NEWS ALERT
March 21, 2007


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LITHUANIA

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MOLDOVA

Popular Moldovan radio station still off the air; CPJ deplores shutdown

NEWS ALERT
January 19, 2007


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POLAND

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ROMANIA

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RUSSIA

FSB bars journalist from re-entering Russia
NEWS ALERT
December 18, 2007


Critical journalist jailed in St. Petersburg

NEWS ALERT
November 28, 2007


Television crew attacked in Ingushetia

NEWS ALERT
November 26, 2007

Authorities shutter Novaya Gazeta’s Samara edition
NEWS ALERT
November 13, 2007


CPJ Special Report:
Another Mystery in Moscow
Did a respected military reporter really jump to his death?
October 31, 2007


Prosecutors open probe into 2003 death of Moscow reporter


NEWS ALERT
October 30, 2007


A year after Politkovskaya slaying, signals are not encouraging

LETTER
October 4, 2007


Skepticism greets prosecutors’ ruling in Safronov death

NEWS ALERT
September 12, 2007


Police seize computers from Novaya Gazeta bureau

NEWS ALERT
August 31, 2007


In a benchmark verdict, court convicts 5 in reporter’s murder

NEWS ALERT
August 30, 2007

Four formally charged in Politkovskaya murder as new suspect emerges

NEWS ALERT
August 29, 2007


Suspects arrested in Politkovskaya murder


NEWS ALERT
August 27, 2007

Opposition activist released from forced psychiatric hospitalization
NEWS ALERT
August 20, 2007

Writer forcibly hospitalized

LETTER
August 14, 2007

CPJ testifies at U.S. Helsinki Commission hearing on press freedom in the former Soviet bloc

NEWS ALERT
August 2, 2007


Putin signs restrictive amendments on ‘extremism’

NEWS ALERT
July 26, 2007


Editor of independent weekly imprisoned in Mordoviya
NEWS ALERT
July 19, 2007

Legislation on ‘extremism’ poses new press freedom threat


NEWS ALERT
July 11, 2007


Prosecutors say no foul play in Ivan Safronov's death
NEWS ALERT
July 6, 2007


CPJ concerned about health of jailed editor

NEWS ALERT
July 3, 2007

Reporters, CPJ brief Congressional caucus on dangers facing Russian journalists

NEWS ALERT
June 28, 2007


Independent journalist beaten in southern Russia
NEWS ALERT
June 25, 2007

Editor released after months in detention; case still pending


NEWS ALERT
June 21, 2007

Investigative reporter shot, wounded in Moscow
NEWS ALERT
June 15, 2007

CPJ Special Report:

Anya's Paper

Long before Anna Politkovskaya was slain, her newspaper suffered devastating losses.
May 22, 2007


Investigators eye ’private life’ motive in Safronov probe

NEWS ALERT
May 21, 2007


Police detain foreign journalists on the way to opposition rally

CASE
May 18, 2007


As world press event approaches, Russian agency evicts journalist union

NEWS ALERT
May 16, 2007


Police search Novaya Gazeta newsroom, confiscate computers


NEWS ALERT
May 11, 2007


Police in St. Petersburg seize copies of opposition newspaper
NEWS ALERT
April 30, 2007


Successor of Internews Russia suspends activity after police search
NEWS ALERT
April 23, 2007


Russian journalist found dead hours after broadcast on prior attack


NEWS ALERT
April 13, 2007


CPJ calls on President Putin to investigate Ivan Safronov’s death as murder


LETTER
April 12, 2007


Russian editor faces five years in prison for “extremist activity”

NEWS ALERT
March 28, 2007


Riot police disperse opposition rally; detain, beat journalists

CASE
March 24, 2007


Klebnikov murder trial delayed as defendant goes missing

NEWS ALERT
March 14, 2007


Journalists detained, harassed while covering local elections

NEWS ALERT
March 12, 2007

Prominent defense correspondent dies in mysterious fall


NEWS ALERT
March 5, 2007


Journalist on trial for defaming local governor in Internet chat room
NEWS ALERT
February 23, 2007


Independent editor jailed

NEWS ALERT
February 22, 2007


Russian police search IWPR office in North Caucasus
NEWS ALERT
February 21, 2007

Second Klebnikov murder trial starts tomorrow in Moscow
NEWS ALERT
February 14, 2007


Court orders Kommersant to pay damages to Chechen leader
CASE
February 7, 2007


Putin pledges to protect journalists
NEWS ALERT
February 1, 2007


Russian daily says Politkovskaya reports spur Chechnya investigation
NEWS ALERT
January 25, 2007


Chechnya police may be behind Politkovskaya murder, Russian officials tell CPJ
NEWS ALERT
January 23, 2007


Journalist severely beaten in the Russian far east

NEWS ALERT
January 22, 2007


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SERBIA

VOA reporter beaten, threatened in Kosovo

NEWS ALERT
October 18, 2007


Broadcast editor receives death threats

CASE
August 9. 2007


Hand grenade explodes outside reporter’s home
NEWS ALERT
April 17, 2007


Neo-Nazis threaten to kill independent journalist

NEWS ALERT
April 3, 2007


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SWITZERLAND

Journalists acquitted

CASE

April 17, 2007


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TAJIKISTAN

CPJ calls on Tajik president to veto Internet criminal defamation bill
NEWS ALERT
July 26, 2007


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TURKMENISTAN

CPJ urges Rice to seek probe in Turkmen journalist’s death

LETTER
September 21, 2007

CPJ condemns restrictions on journalists covering presidential vote
NEWS ALERT
February 9, 2007


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UKRAINE

CPJ Special Report:
Faded Colors
Some press gains are reported in Georgia, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan, but the Color Revolutions have yet to deliver lasting reforms.
May 9, 2007


Independent journalist receives death threat

NEWS ALERT
March 19, 2007


Local authorities close critical newspaper

NEWS ALERT
March 14, 2007


TV news director violently attacked

CASE
February 23, 2007


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UZBEKISTAN

Prominent journalist killed in southern Kyrgyzstan
NEWS ALERT
October 24, 2007


Independent journalist attacked in Tashkent
NEWS ALERT
October 12, 2007


In sanction talks, EU must consider Uzbek press record

LETTER
May 9, 2007


Journalist freed, but conviction stands
NEWS ALERT
May 8, 2007


Journalist sentenced to seven years in prison
NEW ALERT
May 1, 2007


Journalist’s trial resumes without notice

NEWS ALERT
April 30, 2007

Third charge brought against imprisoned journalist Umida Niyazova

NEWS ALERT
April 9, 2007


A second Deutsche Welle reporter criminally charged
NEWS ALERT
April 9, 2007


Deutsche Welle reporter faces criminal charges
NEWS ALERT
March 27, 2007


Journalist arrested and charged with smuggling illegal literature

NEWS ALERT
February 13, 2007


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