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Journalists attacked in Russia since 1992

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For Russia's Igor Rudnikov, coronavirus makes fight with Kaliningrad even tougher

March 31, 2020 2:30 PM ET

Igor Rudnikov is the editor-in-chief of the independent Novye Kolyosa newspaper, based in the western Russian city of Kaliningrad. In 2017, agents from Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested Rudnikov over his paper’s reporting, as CPJ documented at the time....

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Russian media regulator orders 2 outlets to take down COVID-19 reports

March 24, 2020 1:00 PM ET

Vilnius, Lithuania, March 24, 2020 -- Russian authorities should stop censoring news outlets reporting on the COVID-19 outbreak and allow journalists to report freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Chechen blogger and government critic Tumso Abdurakhmanov: ‘I am constantly at risk’

March 16, 2020 10:14 AM ET

Tumso Abdurakhmanov, a prominent blogger critical of the Chechen authorities, survived a violent assault in his home in Swedish town of Gävle on February 26, 2020. Two Russian nationals have been arrested in connection with the attack, according to a report by Agence France-Presse. CPJ documented the incident and...

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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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