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Russian court extends detention of US journalist Evan Gershkovich by 3 months

Paris, May 23, 2023-–In response to a Russian court extending the pretrial detention of U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich by three months on Tuesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement of condemnation: “CPJ strongly condemns the extension of the detention of Evan Gershkovich, who has already been held in a Russian prison for…

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Russian authorities search journalist Nailya Mullayeva’s apartment, seize equipment

Paris, May 17, 2023—Russian authorities should immediately return all equipment confiscated from journalist Nailya Mullayeva and stop efforts to intimidate and harass members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On Tuesday, May 16, police searched the apartment of Mullayeva, a freelance reporter, in Kazan, the capital of Russia’s Tatarstan republic, according…

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Russia orders arrest of Bellingcat journalist Christo Grozev  

Paris, April 27, 2023—Russian authorities should immediately drop all charges against journalist Christo Grozev and stop seeking to arrest independent journalists in retaliation for their reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On April 21, during a closed-door hearing, a court in Moscow ordered Grozev’s arrest for allegedly crossing the Russian border illegally, according…

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Russian authorities raid Arkticheskiy Obozrevatel office, 2 journalists’ homes

Paris, April 25, 2023—Russian authorities should immediately return all equipment confiscated from the independent news website Arkticheskiy Obozrevatel and two of its journalists and stop harassing members of the press for their reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On April 20, police in the northwestern port city of Murmansk searched the editorial office…

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Russian authorities charge journalist Roman Ivanov with ‘fake news,’ raid Prufy.ru office

Paris, April 13, 2023 – Russian authorities should immediately release journalist Roman Ivanov and stop harassing and prosecuting members of the press for their reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday.  On Wednesday, April 12, a court in the city of Korolyov ordered Roman Ivanov, a reporter with independent news website RusNews who had…

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CPJ, media organizations, and partners call for release of US journalist Evan Gershkovich

CPJ joined more than 30 global organizations and media outlets calling for the release of U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich from Russian custody.

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Russia detains Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich on espionage charges

Paris, March 30, 2023—Russian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Wall Street Journal reporter and U.S. citizen Evan Gershkovich, drop all charges against him, and allow the media to work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On Thursday, March 30, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) stated that it had detained Gershkovich, a…

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Russian authorities in Crimea deny medical treatment for jailed journalist Iryna Danylovych

Paris, March 28, 2023—Authorities in Russian-occupied Crimea should allow journalist Iryna Danylovych access to swift and thorough medical care, and should release all members of the press held for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. Russian authorities have held Danylovych, a nurse and freelance journalist covering the healthcare system, since April 2022….

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RFE/RL Russian branch declared bankrupt by Moscow court

Paris, March 13, 2023 – In response to news reports that a Russian court declared Monday that the local branch of the U.S. Congress-funded broadcaster Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty was bankrupt, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement of condemnation: “The bankruptcy of RFE/RL in Russia demonstrates how the country’s legislation on so-called…

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Russian court sentences journalist Andrey Novashov to 8 months of correctional labor

Paris, March 6, 2023 – In response to multiple news reports that a Russian court Monday sentenced journalist Andrey Novashov to eight months of correctional labor, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement of condemnation: “Russian journalist Andrey Novashov’s case demonstrates how authorities are using wartime censorship measures to silence members of the…

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