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Belarusian police beat, detain journalist

February 27, 2018 10:06 AM ET

Four Belarussian police officers on February 18, 2018, attacked Andrus (Andrey) Kozel, a cameraperson for the independent TV station Belsat, while he was live streaming to Facebook from inside a polling station in central Minsk, media reported....

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Belarus cuts access to independent news website Charter97

February 1, 2018 5:27 PM ET

New York, February 1, 2018-- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Belarusian Ministry of Information to unblock access to the independent news website Charter 97. Natalya Radina, the site's editor-in-chief, told CPJ today that access to the site has been blocked in Belarus since January 24,...

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Justice Denied: Ukraine comes up empty in probe of Pavel Sheremet's murder

July 12, 2017 12:00 AM ET

A year after prominent journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed by a car bomb in Kiev, no one has been arrested or prosecuted, even though Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed a swift investigation. Authorities say Russia is the prime suspect, but the lack of progress in the case, coupled with...

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July 12, 2017 12:00 AM ET

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July 12, 2017 12:00 AM ET

Ukraine must prove its commitment to credibly investigating Sheremet’s murder Pavel Sheremet was a journalist of rare caliber, one whose reporting exemplified the best practices in the countries he covered: Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. Despite threats and attacks during his career, Sheremet was not afraid to take on authorities....

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July 12, 2017 12:00 AM ET

Tough reporting earned Sheremet enemies in three countries KIEV — Olena Prytula was sleeping so deeply that her mind would not be fully alerted to the real-life nightmare unfolding outside her door until she came face to face with it....

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July 12, 2017 12:00 AM ET

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Journalists face trial for covering protests in Belarus

April 12, 2017 4:09 PM ET

New York, April 12, 2017--Belarusian authorities should immediately drop all charges against journalists for covering protests and should allow the news media to work unobstructed, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Belarus police raid offices of TV station Belsat, detain cameraman

March 31, 2017 3:17 PM ET

New York, March 31, 2017--Belarusian authorities should cease harassing Belsat TV and all news media in an effort to censor coverage of opposition protests and should immediately release all journalists detained for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police today raided two of the channel's offices...

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At least eight journalists still jailed for reporting on Belarus protests

March 28, 2017 6:28 PM ET

New York, March 28, 2017--Belarusian authorities should immediately release all journalists jailed covering protests and should cease obstructing reporters in an effort to keep news of the protests out of media reports, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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