Europe & Central Asia / 2005

Editor of opposition weekly gunned down

March 2, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 2, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of Elmar Huseynov, the founder and editor of the opposition weekly news magazine Monitor, who was gunned down this evening in his apartment building in the capital, Baku. Huseynov was shot several times while walking up the stairwell...

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KYRGYZSTAN

March 1, 2005 12:00 PM ET

MARCH 2005 Kyrgyz National Television & Radio CENSORED Senior government officials prevented journalists at the state-run Kyrgyz National Television & Radio Corporation (KTR) from reporting on rallies protesting fraud-marred parliamentary elections, according to local and international press reports....

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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 highest reaches of government. The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomed...

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Radio station suspended days before parliamentary elections

February 25, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 25, 2005—A state broadcast regulator last night shuttered the popular Kyrgyz Service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, known locally as Radio Azattyk, just three days ahead of the country's parliamentary elections, according to local and international press reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists called on the government...

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CNN's Jordan is gone, but questions remain over U.S. security record in Iraq

February 24, 2005 7:56 PM ET

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KYRGYZSTAN

February 24, 2005 12:00 PM ET

FEBRUARY 24, 2005 Posted: March 7, 2005 Radio Azattyk (Kyrgyz Service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty) CENSORED A state broadcast regulator shuttered the popular Kyrgyz Service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, known locally as Radio Azattyk, just three days ahead of the country's parliamentary elections, according to local and international...

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TURKMENISTAN

February 24, 2005 12:00 PM ET

FEBRUARY 24, 2005 Posted: March 22, 2005 Viktor Panov, RIA Novosti IMPRISONED, EXPELLED Panov, Ashgabat correspondent for the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti, was forced to leave Turkmenistan after being detained for more than two weeks....

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Russian Prosecutor-General charges one in the murder

February 23, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 23, 2005—Belarusian authorities yesterday extradited to Russia two ethnic Chechens who are suspects in the July slaying of Paul Klebnikov, founding editor of Forbes Russia magazine, according to local and international press reports. The Russian General-Prosecutor's Office today charged one of the men, Muslim Ibragimov, with complicity...

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KYRGYZSTAN

February 22, 2005 12:00 PM ET

FEBRUARY 22, 2005 Posted: March 7, 2005 The Media Support Center HARASSED Authorities cut off electricity on February 22 to the country's only independent printing house. The Media Support Center, funded and operated by the U.S.-based non-governmental organization Freedom House, prints the country's major independent and opposition newspapers....

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Interior Ministry says journalist will not be deported

February 22, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 22, 2005—The Interior Ministry in North Ossetia says a journalist recently ordered deported by the Federal Security Service may instead stay in Russia and reapply for citizenship, according to local press reports. But the apparent shift does not lift any of the restrictions that have prevented Yuri...

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