Europe & Central Asia

2008

Statements   |   Spain

CPJ condemns attack on Basque broadcaster

We issued the following statement in reaction to the car bomb explosion this morning outside the offices of EITB, a public radio and television broadcaster known for its balanced news coverage with headquarters in Bilbao, the main city of Spain's Basque Country. The bomb exploded at around 11 a.m. after a warning call from the armed separatist group ETA tipped a fire brigade, EITB reported on its Web site. The broadcaster's premises had been evacuated; no deaths and one minor injury were reported, The Associated Press said...


December 31, 2008 3:06 PM ET

Alerts   |   Kazakhstan

Reporter for opposition newspaper stabbed in Almaty

New York, December 30, 2008--Kazakh authorities must launch a thorough investigation into the stabbing of Artyom Miusov, a reporter with the opposition weekly Taszhargan, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. 

December 30, 2008 4:09 PM ET

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Statements   |   Azerbaijan

CPJ concerned by cancellation of broadcasts

We issued the following statement after Azerbaijan's National Council on Television and Radio announced today that it would discontinue the local licenses of international broadcasters Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Voice of America, and the BBC as of January 1, 2009...

December 30, 2008 3:01 PM ET

Alerts   |   Russia

Journalist beaten, threatened in North Caucasus

New York, December 23, 2008--Russian authorities should promptly investigate the attack on Zhanna Akbasheva, a correspondent for the Regnum news agency in the republic of Karachai-Cherkessia, in Russia's North Caucasus, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. 

December 23, 2008 4:03 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Russia

A dozen journalists detained, beaten at rally

New York, December 22, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists is incensed by the violent attack on journalists covering a Sunday demonstration in Vladivostok, the regional capital of Primorsky Krai in Russia's Far East. 

December 22, 2008 5:02 PM ET

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Statements   |   Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz officials issue ultimatum to RFE/RL

We issued the following statement after the state broadcaster in Kyrgyzstan said it would not carry programming by the popular Kyrgyz-language service of US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty unless all content was cleared in advance with the government...


December 16, 2008 2:09 PM ET

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December 2008
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December 10, 2008 3:05 PM ET

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Statements   |   Russia

Politkovskaya trial re-opened to media

After Judge Yevgeny Zubov overturned a ban on the press attending the trial of three suspects in the murder of Novaya Gazeta journalist Anna Politkovskaya, we released the following statement...

November 25, 2008 1:08 PM ET

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Statements   |   Kyrgyzstan

Authorities rule out journalism in Saipov case

In response to Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Dmitry Fedorov's announcement today about the progress of the official Kyrgyz investigation into the October 2007 murder of ethnic Uzbek journalist Alisher Saipov, we released the following statement...


November 21, 2008 2:15 PM ET

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Statements   |   Russia

Politkovskaya trial should be re-opened

In response to news reports that a juror in Anna Politkovskaya's murder trial disputed the Moscow District Court's claim that the jury had asked for the closure of proceedings to the press, we issued the following statement...


November 20, 2008 12:36 PM ET

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