Europe & Central Asia / 2005

Dmitry Kholodov's parents allege improprieties in investigation

September 21, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 21, 2005—The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to hear charges that Russian authorities failed to properly investigate and prosecute the 1994 murder of Moscow reporter Dmitry Kholodov, the journalist's parents told the Committee to Protect Journalists today. Kholodov, a reporter for the independent newspaper Moskovsky...

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CPJ condemns closure of Internews

September 12, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 12, 2005 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a civil court ruling ordering the closure of the Tashkent office of Internews Network, a U.S.-based media training and advocacy organization. Internews said the court made its ruling on Friday on the basis of the August 4,...

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UZBEKISTAN

September 9, 2005 12:00 PM ET

SEPTEMBER 9, 2005 Posted October 17, 2005 Internews Network Legal Action A civil court ordered the closure of the Tashkent office of Internews Network, a U.S.-based media training and advocacy organization. Internews said the court made its ruling on the basis of the August 4, 2005 criminal conviction of two...

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RUSSIA

September 3, 2005 12:00 PM ET

SEPTEMBER 3, 2005 Posted September 8, 2005 Bert Sundstrom, SVT television, Sweden Legal Action Sundstrom, a correspondent for Swedish public broadcaster SVT in Moscow for the past three years, was forced to leave on September 3 after the government refused to extend his visa....

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RUSSIA

September 1, 2005 12:00 PM ET

SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 Posted September 2, 2005 Yuri Bagrov, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Harassment Bagrov was prevented by Russian police from covering the first anniversary of the Beslan school hostage tragedy. Bagrov, a North Caucasus correspondent for the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, told CPJ he was held for...

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Radio Liberty reporter barred from Beslan anniversary

September 1, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 1, 2005— The Committee to Protect Journalists voiced outrage at the unrelenting harassment of reporter Yuri Bagrov who was prevented by Russian police today from covering the first anniversary of the Beslan school hostage tragedy. Bagrov, a North Caucasus correspondent for the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio...

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UZBEKISTAN

August 30, 2005 12:00 PM ET

AUGUST 30, 2005 Posted September 2, 2005 Nosir Zokirov, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty IMPRISONED Nosir Zokirov, a reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty was sentenced to six months in prison for insulting a security officer. Zokirov, an Uzbek who has worked for the radio's local language service for eight years,...

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Reporter jailed for "insulting" security officer

August 30, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 30, 2005—An Uzbek court sentenced a reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty to six months in prison for insulting a security officer, the radio said today. Nosir Zokirov, an Uzbek who has worked for the radio's local language service for eight years, was summoned to court in...

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TAJIKISTAN

August 25, 2005 12:00 PM ET

AUGUST 25, 2005 Posted: August 29, 2005 Mukhtor Bokizoda, Nerui Sukhan LEGAL ACTION A judge in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, convicted the editor of the shuttered opposition newspaper on theft charges, sentencing him to two years of "corrective" labor, fining him, and garnishing part of his wages....

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Editor of independent weekly sentenced to two years corrective labor

August 25, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 25, 2005—A judge in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, convicted the editor of a shuttered opposition newspaper on theft charges today, sentencing him to two years of "corrective" labor, fining him, and garnishing part of his wages. The Committee to Protect Journalists denounced the verdict, calling the charges...

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