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Laws, cheap web filters arm Russia to block news, says Censored Planet

November 7, 2019 11:36 AM ET

When Daniil Kislov tried to view the website of Fergana from his computer in Moscow on November 1, his browser showed him the now-familiar notification that the independent news outlet he directs had been blocked by order of Roskomnadzor, the national agency that regulates the internet in Russia, he...

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Getting Away with Murder

October 29, 2019 8:00 AM ET

CPJ's 2019 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and their killers go free Published October 29, 2019 Somalia is the world’s worst country for the fifth year in a row when it comes to prosecuting murderers of journalists, CPJ’s 2019 Global Impunity Index found. War and...

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Russian police raid news outlets and journalists’ homes in October 15 crackdown

October 18, 2019 2:30 PM ET

Vilnius, October 18, 2019 – Russian authorities should stop harassing media outlets and reporters, and allow the press to freely cover opposition political groups, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Russian authorities harass journalists reporting on Svetlana Prokopyeva terrorism case

October 4, 2019 1:42 PM ET

Vilnius, October 4, 2019 -- Russian authorities should drop the charges against journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva and stop harassing reporters covering her case, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Russian internet regulator blocks independent Fergana news website

October 2, 2019 2:30 PM ET

Vilnius, October 2, 2019–Russian authorities should immediately reinstate access to the independent news website Fergana, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Russian police raid home of journalist Aleksandr Nikishin

September 13, 2019 2:09 PM ET

Vilnius, September 13, 2019 -- Russian authorities should stop harassing journalist Aleksandr Nikishin and allow him to work freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ joins call for Russian authorities to end harassment of journalists covering Moscow protests

August 22, 2019 2:46 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined seven other press freedom organizations in calling on the Russian authorities to end their harassment of journalists covering opposition protests in Moscow. Protests have taken place on four consecutive Saturdays in July and August after the local electoral commission’s decision to ban...

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Moscow police detain, assault journalists covering protests

August 8, 2019 10:21 AM ET

Washington, D.C., August 8, 2019--Russian authorities should allow journalists to cover protests freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today, after the detention of several journalists and the use of force by police against the media during demonstrations in Moscow on July 27 and August 3....

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Russian journalist Mikhail Romanov found guilty of ‘abuse of freedom of information’ and ‘false’ news

August 2, 2019 4:22 PM ET

Washington, D.C., August 2, 2019--Journalist Mikhail Romanov, a correspondent with the weekly Yakutsk Vecherniy, was found guilty on July 25 by the city court of Yakutsk, in eastern Russia, on charges of “abuse of freedom of information by publishing false information that poses a threat to the public,” according...

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Ingushetia court orders journalist Rashid Maysigov to remain in pre-trial detention for two months

July 22, 2019 1:00 PM ET

Washington, D.C., July 22, 2019 -- Authorities in the Republic of Ingushetia must release journalist Rashid Maysigov unconditionally and investigate allegations that he was tortured in custody, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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