Europe & Central Asia / 2005

CPJ urges Bush to highlight Russian press abuses in Putin summit

February 20, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Dear President Bush: The Committee to Protect Journalists is extremely concerned about the dramatic decline in press freedom under Russian President Vladimir Putin's tenure, including a recent surge in new media restrictions spearheaded by the Kremlin and its allies.

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Journalist's deportation delayed

February 16, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 16, 2005—A journalist ordered deported by the Russian security service was allowed to stay in Russia temporarily because officials in the passport office told him they could find no legal basis to expel him. Yuri Bagrov, who has covered the North Caucasus for The Associated Press and...

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CPJ concerned about journalist's pending deportation

February 15, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 15, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists is disturbed that the Russian government is planning to deport Yuri Bagrov, a journalist who has covered the North Caucasus for The Associated Press and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, in retaliation for his independent reporting on the war in the southern...

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CPJ Update

February 15, 2005 12:00 AM ET

CPJ Update February 15, 2005 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists Return to front page | See previous Updates...

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Journalists demand inquiry into alleged abuses by security agency

February 10, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 10, 2005—Five independent Croatian journalists filed a petition on Monday requesting that the government investigate allegations that the Counter-Intelligence Agency (POA) tried to discredit them after they reported on sensitive war crimes issues, according to local and international press reports. The journalists called for an inquiry...

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Authorities issue warning to newspaper over Chechnya interview

February 9, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 9, 2005—Federal authorities in Moscow have issued an official warning to the independent Moscow daily Kommersant for publishing a February 7 interview with Chechen rebel leader Aslan Maskhadov, according to local and international press reports. The Federal Service for Oversight of Compliance with Media Laws issued the...

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RUSSIA

February 8, 2005 12:00 PM ET

FEBRUARY 8, 2005 Posted: February 10, 2005 KommersantHARASSED Federal authorities in Moscow issued an official warning to the independent Moscow daily Kommersant for publishing a February 7 interview with Chechen rebel leader Aslan Maskhadov, according to local and international press reports....

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Asesinan a periodista televisivo

February 5, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Bogotá, 5 de febrero de 2005--El Comité para la Protección de Periodistas (CPJ, por sus siglas en inglés) investiga el asesinato de Oscar Alberto Polanco Herrera, periodista televisivo que fue ultimado a balazos el día de ayer, 4 de febrero, en la ciudad de Cartago, departamento de Valle del Cauca,...

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CROATIA

February 4, 2005 12:00 PM ET

FEBRUARY 4, 2005 Posted: March 14, 2005 Gordan Malic, GlobusIvica Djikic, Feral Tribune Marijo Kavain, Jutarnji Listi Ivanka Toma, Jutarnji Listi Zeljko Peratovic, Vjesnik...

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Journalist abducted, threatened by military officers

February 3, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 3, 2005—Akrep Hasanov, an Azerbaijani journalist with the independent weekly Monitor in the capital, Baku, was abducted by military officers and held in detention for five hours, Hasanov told CPJ. The journalist says he was detained in retaliation for writing an article about abuses and mismanagement in...

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