Georgy Gongadze

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Attacks on the Press in 2004: Introduction

March 14, 2005 11:58 AM ET

by Ann CooperWith its myriad dangers and devastating death toll, Iraq remained the worst place to practice journalism throughout 2004, and one of the most dangerous media assignments in recent history. Twenty-three journalists and 16 media support workers were killed...

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Europe and Central Asia Analysis

March 14, 2005 11:54 AM ET

Overview by Alex Lupis Authoriatarian rulers strengthened their hold on power in many former Soviet republics in 2004. Their secretive, centralized governments aggressively suppressed all forms of independent activity, from journalism and human rights monitoring to religious activism and political...

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Ukraine

March 14, 2005 11:02 AM ET

UkraineThroughout 2004, Ukraine's authoritarian President Leonid Kuchma carefully groomed Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych to succeed him when his second term expired at the end of the year. Relying on pro-government television stations, an obedient Central Elections Commission (CEC), and support...

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Ukrainian prosecutors report progress in the Gongadze case

March 11, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 11, 2005—The questioning of Ukraine's former president and negotiations to obtain a potentially key tape recording capped a week of developments in the Ukrainian government's investigation into the September 2000 abduction and murder of Internet journalist...

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Former Ukrainian minister implicated in Gongadze case is found dead

March 4, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 4, 2005—Former Interior Minister Yuri Kravchenko was found dead this morning outside the capitol of Kyiv just hours before he was to be questioned by prosecutors about the September 2000 abduction and murder of Internet journalist...

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Suspects detained; key witness injured in grenade attack

March 1, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 1, 2005—Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko said today that Kyiv investigators had detained and were questioning suspects in the 2000 murder of investigative reporter Georgy Gongadze, whose decapitation had shocked Ukraine and whose unsolved case had tainted the...

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CPJ urges vigorous investigations, reforms

January 31, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is heartened by your stated commitment to improve the poor press freedom climate in Ukraine. There is much to be remedied--and many benefits to be gained--as your administration ushers in what is widely hoped to be a new democratic era.

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Four years later, case of murdered journalist Gongadze remains unsolved

September 16, 2004 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 16, 2004—Four years after the disappearance and death of Ukrainian journalist Georgy Gongadze, the Committee to Protect Journalists is dismayed by the lack of progress in the government's inquiry into the case. CPJ also remains concerned that...

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Threatened radio director gets refugee status in the U.S.

August 12, 2004 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 12, 2004—The director of the shuttered Kyiv radio station Kontinent has arrived in Washington, D.C., after gaining refugee status from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. In a telephone interview with CPJ, Sergey Sholokh said he fled...

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Breakthrough in Gongadze case met with deep suspicion

June 22, 2004 12:00 PM ET

New York, June 22, 2004—Ukraine's prosecutor-general, Gennady Vasilev, announced yesterday that investigators are questioning a suspect who admitted to killing independent journalist Georgy Gongadze, local reports said. The citizen, identified only as K, is a convicted murderer already in prison...

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