Georgia / 2008

Polish television crew freed in South Ossetia

September 10, 2008 1:50 AM ET

New York, September 9, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today’s release of Telewizja Polska (TVP) crew members who were detained outside the Georgian village of Karaleti by South Ossetian militia members, and taken into custody in the regional capital, Tskhinvali on Monday. Reporter Dariusz Bohatkiewicz told CPJ that authorities...

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Polish television crew detained in South Ossetia

September 8, 2008 9:24 PM ET

New York, September 8, 2008—South Ossetian and Russian authorities should immediately release three members of a Polish television crew detained today near the village of Karaleti in the buffer zone between South Ossetia and Georgia, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. Authorities confiscated equipment and cell phones from the Telewizja...

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CPJ Impact

September 1, 2008 1:50 AM ET

September 2008News from the Committee to protect Journalists...

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After Fox attack in Georgia, CPJ renews call for protection of journalists

August 14, 2008 5:28 PM ET

We issued the following statement today in response to the attack on a Fox News crew in Gori, Georgia: "We are troubled that despite the ceasefire, journalists and cameramen have come under fire once again. This is unacceptable and we call on all the parties in the conflict zone...

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Israeli journalist seriously injured in Gori

August 13, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 13, 2008--A veteran reporter with the Tel Aviv-based Hebrew-language daily Yedioth Ahronoth was severely injured on Tuesday in an attack in the central Georgian city of Gori. It was the same attack that killed Dutch cameraman Stan Storimans and injured his RTL Nieuws colleague Jeroen Akkermans....

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Dutch cameraman killed, reporter wounded in Georgia

August 12, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 12, 2008--Stan Storimans, a cameraman with Netherlands-based television channel RTL Nieuws, was killed today during bombing in the central Georgian city of Gori. His colleague, reporter Jeroen Akkermans, suffered shrapnel wounds to his leg and was hospitalized in a Tbilisi clinic, Jaspir Teijsse, a spokesman for RTL...

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Two killed, several injured or missing in South Ossetia

August 11, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 11, 2008--Two journalists were reported killed, at least eight were injured, and two have gone missing since fighting erupted between Georgian, Russian, and local forces in the disputed region of South Ossetia. No press-related casualties have been immediately reported in the conflict in another breakaway Georgian region,...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Georgia

February 5, 2008 11:20 AM ET

GEORGIA Facing a week of massive protests in the capital, Tbilisi, President Mikhail Saakashvili stunned Western allies in November by imposing a state of emergency, banning broadcast news reporting, closing two television stations, and deploying police to forcefully disperse demonstrators. Saakashvili defended the November 7 crackdown, saying that the protests...

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