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Russian journalist Elena Milashina attacked in Chechnya

February 7, 2020 1:37 PM ET

Vilnius, Lithuania, February 7, 2020 -- Russian authorities should conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the attack against journalist Elena Milashina and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Ukrainian journalist Taras Ibragimov banned from entering Russia for 34 years

January 30, 2020 11:05 AM ET

Vilnius, Lithuania, January 30, 2020 -- Russian authorities should immediately lift the ban imposed on journalist Taras Ibragimov and allow him to freely report in Crimea, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Russian blogger Yegor Zhukov handed suspended sentence for 2017 protest coverage

December 12, 2019 12:09 PM ET

Vilnius, Lithuania, December 12, 2019 -- Russian authorities should not contest the appeal of journalist Yegor Zhukov and should allow him to work without fear of prosecution, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ joins call for Russian government to drop foreign agent bill

November 18, 2019 2:38 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined nine other international press freedom organizations in signing a statement urging Russia to drop draft legislation that would add individual journalists and bloggers to the country’s list of “foreign agents.”...

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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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