Europe & Central Asia


Statements   |   Belarus

Belarus must lift travel ban against journalists

New York, March 15, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists is outraged by the illegal foreign travel ban on at least four independent journalists in Belarus, and calls on the government of Aleksandr Lukashenko to immediately restore their freedom of movement.

Alerts   |   Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan must halt smear campaign against reporter

New York, March 14, 2012--Azerbaijani authorities must carry out a swift investigation into the ongoing smear campaign against journalist Khadija Ismailova, ensure her safety, and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Statements   |   Turkey

Turkey releases journalists, grave concerns remain

New York, March 12, 2012--The release of Turkish journalists Nedim Şener, Ahmet Şık, Muhammet Sait Çakır, and Coşkun Musluk, who are among dozens of journalists imprisoned in Turkey for alleged participation in a purported antistate plot known as Ergenekon, is a welcome development, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

March 12, 2012 2:21 PM ET


Alerts   |   Russia

Moscow police must investigate attacks on journalists

Police and protesters at Pushkin Square on Monday. (AP/Sergey Ponomarev)

New York, March 7, 2012--A reporter covering a post-election protest in Moscow suffered a concussion after being assaulted by police, the most serious of at least three attacks on journalists reporting on demonstrations on Monday, news reports said. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the assaults and calls on police to hold the assailants accountable under the law.

Statements   |   Turkey

Turkish prime minister distorts state of press freedom

New York, March 7, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists is dismayed by the Turkish prime minister's repeated use of CPJ statistics to misrepresent and undermine the serious repression faced by journalists in Turkey.

March 7, 2012 2:34 PM ET


Alerts   |   Tajikistan

Tajikistan orders Internet providers to block websites

New York, March 7, 2012--Authorities in Tajikistan must immediately lift the order blocking domestic access to several news websites and Facebook, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Statements   |   Russia

Russian journalists detained at post-election rally

March 5, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed that three journalists and one blogger covering opposition protests in Russia are being held without charge in a Moscow police station.

Alerts   |   Azerbaijan

Reporters injured while covering clashes in Azerbaijan

Journalist Rashid Aliyev was injured in clashes between protesters and police in the city of Quba yesterday. (Reuters/Abbas Atilay)

New York, March 1, 2012--At least two journalists were injured and another five suffered the effects of tear gas while covering violent clashes between police and residents of the northeastern city of Quba, according to news reports and CPJ sources.

Alerts   |   Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan must drop charges against journalist

New York, February 29, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Kyrgyzstan to drop politically motivated extremism charges against independent journalist Vladimir Farafonov.

Alerts   |   Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz government blocks access to news website

New York, February 23, 2012--The Kyrgyz government's decision to block access to the independent news website Ferghana News contradicts the country's declared commitment to press freedom and should be overturned immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

February 23, 2012 9:00 AM ET



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