Lithuania / Europe & Central Asia

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Balancing Act

September 29, 2015 4:00 AM ET

Press freedom at risk as EU struggles to match action with values The European Union strives to be a global leader in press freedom but faces challenges from member states that have criminal defamation and blasphemy laws, and have introduced counterterrorism measures, including mass surveillance. The EU has made press...

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Balancing Act

September 29, 2015 4:00 AM ET

Summary The European Union describes itself as a model for press freedom and an exemplary global power. Although many of its 28 member states feature at the top of international press freedom rankings, there are significant challenges that undermine press freedom and new threats are emerging....

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Faded Colors: CPJ Special Report

May 9, 2007 12:00 AM ET

Some press gains are reported in Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan but the Color Revolutions have yet to deliver lasting reforms....

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Europe Snapshots

February 5, 2007 11:33 AM ET

Attacks & Developments Throughout the Region...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Europe and Central Asia Snapshots

February 5, 2007 10:08 AM ET

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Faraway Jails

October 3, 2006 12:00 AM ET

By Kristin JonesWatson sees his contributors vanish. In cyberspace, the most repressive law trumps all....

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Lithuanian security agents seize all copies of newspaper

September 8, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 8, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists deplores Lithuanian security agents’ seizure of all 15,000 copies of the semimonthly Laisvas Laikrastis (Free Newspaper), which was due out today with a story about alleged political corruption. Government agents, who said the story contained classified information, also briefly detained Editor...

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Europe & Central Asia Analysis

February 16, 2006 11:54 AM ET

Free Expression Takes a Back SeatBy Alex Lupis To gain military footing and access to energy resources in the former Soviet empire, the United States has diverted its attention from human rights and press freedom issues in Eurasia. The U.S. policy of close cooperation with the region's authoritarian leaders has undermined...

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Attacks on the Press in 2004: Introduction

March 14, 2005 11:58 AM ET

by Ann CooperWith its myriad dangers and devastating death toll, Iraq remained the worst place to practice journalism throughout 2004, and one of the most dangerous media assignments in recent history. Twenty-three journalists and 16 media support workers were killed on the job in Iraq during the year. An insurgent...

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Court issues mixed decision on pro-independence Chechen Web site

October 1, 2003 12:00 PM ET

New York, October 1, 2003—The Second District Court in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius yesterday ruled that the State Security Department overstepped its authority when it shuttered the pro-independence Chechen Web site KavkazCenter on June 20. The State Security Department disconnected and confiscated KavkazCenter's server at the private Vilnius-based Internet...

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