Europe & Central Asia / 2005

Polish TV crew detained in Ingushetia

June 1, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, June 1, 2005— Police and Federal Security Service (FSB) agents in the southern Russian republic of Ingushetia detained three journalists from the Polish state television station TVP, according to The Associated Press. Mariusz Pilis, Marcin Mamon, and Tomasz Glowacki were detained on Sunday around 8:30 p.m., at their...

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RUSSIA

May 29, 2005 12:00 PM ET

MAY 29, 2005 Posted: June 3, 2005 Mariusz Pilis, TVP Marcin Mamon, TVP Tomasz Glowacki, TVP HARASSED Police and Federal Security Service (FSB) agents in the southern Russian republic of Ingushetia detained three journalists from the Polish state television station TVP, according to The Associated Press....

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Police search Corriere della Sera newsroom

May 27, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 27, 2005—Six police officers searched the headquarters of Corriere della Sera, Italy’s leading national daily based in Milan. The officers spent at least two hours in the newsroom Wednesday evening, looking for documents that the daily had used as part of its earlier report on the use...

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Arabic Satellite Channels and Censorship

May 25, 2005 8:04 PM ET

Arabic Satellite Channels and Censorship By Joel Campagna Committee to Protect Journalists...

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ITALY

May 25, 2005 12:00 PM ET

MAY 25, 2005 Posted: May 31, 2005 Staff, Corriere della Sera ATTACKED Six police officers searched the headquarters of Corriere della Sera, Italy’s leading national daily based in Milan. The officers spent at least two hours in the newsroom, looking for documents that the daily had used as part of...

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Media executive severely beaten

May 25, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 25, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Sunday’s assault on Dmitry Suryaninov, general director of the Media-Samara holding company, which owns several news outlets in the Samara region of southern Russia. At least two assailants battered Suryaninov with baseball bats near his home in Samara, the regional...

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CPJ urges assembly speaker to back defamation reform

May 23, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Dear Mr. Speaker: The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent, nonpartisan organization dedicated to defending press freedom worldwide, encourages you to support pending legislation to reform Albania's criminal and civil defamation laws.

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CPJ disturbed by new FSB harassment of journalist Yuri Bagrov

May 23, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 23, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply troubled by the continued harassment of Yuri Bagrov, a North Caucasus correspondent for the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). A Federal Security Service (FSB) agent prevented Bagrov from covering an opposition rally on Friday, then followed him...

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RUSSIA

May 21, 2005 12:00 PM ET

MAY 21, 2005 Posted: July 15, 2005 Pavel Makeev, Puls KILLED—UNCONFIRMED The body of the 21-year-old cameraman was found alongside a road on the outskirts of the Rostov Region town shortly after he arrived to film illegal drag-race competitions. Authorities classified the death as a traffic accident, but colleagues believed...

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KAZAKHSTAN

May 17, 2005 12:00 PM ET

MAY 4, 2005 Posted: May 17, 2005 Respublika Delovoye Obozreniye CENSORED The Kazakh Culture, Information, and Sports Ministry ordered the closing of the leading opposition weekly Respublika Delovoye Obozreniye (Republic Business Review)....

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