Europe & Central Asia / 2008

CPJ condemns attack on Basque broadcaster

December 31, 2008 3:06 PM ET

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....

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Reporter for opposition newspaper stabbed in Almaty

December 30, 2008 4:09 PM ET

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....

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CPJ concerned by cancellation of broadcasts

December 30, 2008 3:01 PM ET

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......

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Journalist beaten, threatened in North Caucasus

December 23, 2008 4:03 PM ET

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....

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A dozen journalists detained, beaten at rally

December 22, 2008 5:02 PM ET

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....

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Kyrgyz officials issue ultimatum to RFE/RL

December 16, 2008 2:09 PM ET

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......

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CPJ Impact

December 10, 2008 3:05 PM ET

December 2008News from the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Politkovskaya trial re-opened to media

November 25, 2008 1:08 PM ET

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......

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Authorities rule out journalism in Saipov case

November 21, 2008 2:15 PM ET

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......

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Politkovskaya trial should be re-opened

November 20, 2008 12:36 PM ET

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......

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