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Journalists investigating deaths of Russian soldiers are threatened and attacked

Journalists investigating the deaths of Russian soldiers that news reports claimed were killed during Russia's alleged involvement in Ukraine's conflict have been targeted in a series of attacks since late August, according to a press freedom group. Russia has denied that its soldiers were involved in the conflict, but journalists who spoke to the Committee to Protect Journalists said the attacks, mostly by unknown assailants, began after they tried to investigate the mysterious deaths of Russian soldiers.

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Mission Journal: Attacks on journalists in Ukraine lead to information vacuum

"There are no [independent] Ukrainian journalists left in Donetsk," said Aleksei Matsuka, chief editor of the regional news website Novosti Donbassa (News of Donbass). "They have fled the region since pro-Russia separatists started targeting and kidnapping reporters," Matsuka told CPJ during our brief meeting in Kiev.

Blog   |   Russia

Despite recent convictions, Anna Politkovskaya's murder remains unsolved

Nearly eight years after Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was gunned down in an elevator near her apartment, authorities appear to have made little progress identifying the mastermind behind her murder. Although five men were sentenced to lengthy prison terms on June 9 for their roles in the slaying of the Novaya Gazeta journalist, her family and friends say Russian officials are dragging their feet in finding the real culprit.

Alerts   |   Ukraine

Russian cameraman killed in eastern Ukraine

New York, June 30, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the killing Sunday in the Donetsk region of Anatoly Klyan, a cameraman with the Russian state-owned broadcaster Pervy Kanal (Channel One). Klyan, 68, died at a local hospital where he was treated for a gun wound to his abdomen, local and international press reported.

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Anatoly Klyan

Anatoly Klyan, 68, cameraman for the Russian state-owned broadcaster Pervy Kanal (Channel One), died at a local hospital from bullet wounds in his abdomen, local and international press reported. Channel One said Klyan was wounded when the bus in which he was traveling came under fire.

Klyan was traveling to a besieged military base outside Donetsk on a bus with civilians and journalists, a trip organized by pro-Russia separatists with the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic. Forbes-Russia and the popular Moscow-based broadcaster Ekho Moskvy said that late on June 29, 2014, separatists told journalists that they had negotiated the surrender of a Ukrainian army unit and invited the journalists to film soldiers being greeted by their mothers.

The bus, driven by a man in a camouflage uniform with separatists' insignia, came under fire when it approached the base and then swiftly retreated, according to a video published by the pro-Kremlin broadcaster Life News and news reports. Photos of the bus, published by Russian media and foreign journalists on Twitter, showed no "press" signs on the bus's exterior but some hand-written posters in the windows calling on soldiers to stop fighting and come home.

In the Life News video, Klyan is seen saying that he is wounded. He was not wearing any protective gear, such as a helmet or flak jacket.

Russian journalist Orkhan Dzhemal, who was at the military base during the attack on the bus, told independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta that the women on the bus were pro-Russia activists, not soldiers' mothers.

Novaya Gazeta reported, citing RIA Novosti, that Aleksandr Boroday, DPR's self-declared prime minister, denied responsibility for the bus trip and said it had not been sanctioned by him. On July 4, 2014, Russian broadcaster Echo Moskvy reported that a DPR official had been arrested in connection with the bus trip that resulted in Klyan's death.

Ukrainian regional prosecutors opened a criminal investigation into the incident, the independent news website Ukrainska Pravda reported.

June 30, 2014 1:47 PM ET

Statements   |   Russia

Five convicted in murder of Anna Politkovskaya

New York, May 20, 2014--A Moscow City Court jury today convicted five individuals for planning, participating, and carrying out the 2006 murder of Novaya Gazeta journalist Anna Politkovskaya, local and international press reported. Three of the defendants had been acquitted in an earlier trial. A mastermind was not named in today's verdict.

May 20, 2014 4:24 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Ukraine

In Ukraine, journalists face violence, abduction

New York, May 12, 2014--Local and international journalists covering the crisis in Ukraine have been assaulted and arbitrarily detained in the past week, according to news reports and a local press freedom organization. At least one was attacked while covering a contested referendum Sunday on autonomy for the east of the country, the reports said. 

Blog   |   Russia

Politkovskaya murder trial proceeds with third jury

Three of the defendants--from left, Lom-Ali Gaitukayev, Rustam Makhmudov, and Sergei Khadzikhurbanov--in Moscow's City Court. (AFP/Evgeny Feldman)

More than seven years after the murder of Anna Politkovskaya, the prominent Novaya Gazeta journalist, a jury is hearing the case against five defendants in the killing. The suspects were first announced in 2011, but proceedings did not begin until July 2013, amid controversy. Three of the current defendants were earlier acquitted of Politkovskaya's murder in a 2009 trial.

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Crimes sem Castigo

O ĺndice global de Impunidade 2014 do CPJ destaca os países onde os jornalistas são mortos e os assassinos ficam livres

Jornalistas protestam no aniversário de um ano da morte da jornalista Regina Martínez Pérez. Ataques contra a imprensa são tão comuns que as autoridades mexicanas aprovaram uma lei autorizando as autoridades federais a processarem os crimes contra jornalistas. (AP/Felix Marquez)
abril 16, 2014 12:01 AM ET

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Meurtres de journalistes restés impunis

L'Indice d'impunité du CPJ en 2014 : un rapport qui met en lumière les pays dans lesquels les assassins de journalistes échappent à la justice.

En Somalie, La presse est confrontée à des risques croissants. Sur la photo, les journalistes patientent devant le palais présidentiel. (Reuters/Feisal Omar)
16 avril 2014 0h01 ET

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