Georgia / 2007

Georgia shuts two TV stations, blocks others from news-gathering

November 8, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, November 8, 2007—The Georgian government should immediately allow two private television stations to resume broadcasting, and it must lift a ban on news-gathering imposed on all other private broadcasters, the Committee to Protect Journalist said today. The government shut two popular Tbilisi-based television channels shortly before declaring a...

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Russian officers assault journalist in Georgia

June 29, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, June 29, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalist is concerned about an attack reported by Nukri Kacharava, a camera operator for the independent Georgian television station Mze, who said Russian military officers assaulted him and confiscated his equipment as he was filming their move out of a Russian military...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Europe and Central Asia Analysis

February 5, 2007 11:54 AM ET

Getting away with murder in the former Soviet states By Nina Ognianova The assassin in a baseball cap who gunned down Anna Politkovskaya outside her Moscow apartment used a silencer. But reverberations from the contract-style slaying of Russia's icon of investigative journalism were felt around the world....

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Georgia

February 5, 2007 11:32 AM ET

GEORGIA Television news, which had rallied support for Georgia’s pro-democracy revolution three years earlier, suffered serious blows from government harassment, business takeovers, and, as many saw it, self-inflicted scandal. President Mikhail Saakashvili’s administration took an aggressive approach in managing television coverage by pressuring and harassing critical TV reporters. Georgia’s largest...

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Journalist says he was abducted, threatened

January 17, 2007 12:00 PM ET

JANUARY 17, 2007 Posted: January 26, 2007 Ilya Chachibaya, Giya Boklomi ABDUCTED, THREATENED Two unidentified men briefly abducted Chachibaya on his way to work in the western Georgian city of Zugdidi, according to local press reports and CPJ interviews. The men intercepted Chachibaya, forced him inside their sedan, threatened him,...

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Pakistan's Silenced Press

January 12, 2007 3:08 PM ET

As the Taliban embed themselves deeper into Pakistan's restive provinces along the border with Afghanistan, journalists covering the region are coming under attack and driven away from a story with global consequences for the U.S.-led coalition fighting militant Islamists.

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