Georgy Gongadze

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On anniversary of journalist's disappearance, CPJ supports calls for international inquiry

September 18, 2001 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 18, 2001—One year after the disappearance of Ukrainian journalist Georgy Gongadze, CPJ joins Gongadze's widow in calling for an international investigation into the unsolved case. "President Kuchma and other cabinet officials have spent an entire year obstructing...

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Editor ordered to abstain from journalism in defamation case

June 18, 2001 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent organization dedicated to the defense of press freedom around the world, strongly protests the recent conviction of Oleg Liachko, editor of the independent Kyiv weekly Svoboda, on defamation charges.

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Enemies of the Press 2001

May 3, 2001 12:00 AM ET

CPJ Names 10 Enemies of the Press on World Press Freedom Day...

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Russia Briefing: Domino Effect

April 1, 2001 8:17 PM ET

The Kremlin's boardroom coup against NTV isn't just bad for independent journalism in Russia. Authoritarian leaders across the former Soviet Union have just been handed a new strategy against troublesome local media....

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Attacks on the Press 2000: Europe & Central Asia Analysis

March 19, 2001 12:10 PM ET

POLITICAL REFORMS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH, along with the advent of democratic governments in Croatia and Serbia, brightened the security prospects for journalists in Central Europe and the Balkans. In contrast, Russian's new government imposed press restrictions, and authoritarian regimes entrenched...

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Attacks on the Press 2000: Ukraine

March 19, 2001 12:00 PM ET

LAST YEAR, PRESIDENT LEONID KUCHMA RAMPED UP his habitual censorship of anti-government newspapers and his attacks and threats against independent journalists. Late in the year, the abduction and presumed murder of Internet journalist Georgy Gongadze brought the plight of Ukrainian...

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24 JOURNALISTS KILLED FOR THEIR WORK IN 2000 Highest Tolls in Colombia, Russia, and Sierra Leone

January 4, 2001 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 4, 2001 --- Of the 24 journalists killed for their work in 2000, according to CPJ research, at least 16 were murdered, most of those in countries where assassins have learned they can kill journalists with impunity....

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CPJ calls for prompt independent investigation of Gongadze disappearance

December 15, 2000 12:00 PM ET

Click here to read more about press freedom conditions in UKRAINE New York, December 15, 2000 --- In the wake of allegations linking President Leonid Kuchma and two top aides to the September 16 disappearance of independent journalist Georgy...

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Internet journalist disappears; colleagues suspect foul play

September 25, 2000 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned about the recent disappearance of Georgy Gongadze, the 31-year-old editor of the news Web site Ukrainska Pravda. This event has alarmed the journalistic community in Ukraine and further eroded your government's already limited credibility on press-freedom issues.

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Georgy Gongadze

September 16, 2000 12:00 AM ET

On September 16, 2000, Georgy Gongadze, editor of the news Web site Ukrainska Pravda, which often featured critical articles about President Leonid Kuchma and other Ukrainian government officials, disappeared in Kyiv. In late November, a massive political scandal erupted after...

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