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April 25, 2017 8:10 AM ET

Russia tries to emulate Beijing's model of information control By Emily Parker Russia has embarked on an ambitious social experiment. Just a few years ago, Russians had a mostly free internet. Now Moscow is looking toward Beijing, trying to imitate the Chinese model of internet control. Yet the Kremlin will...

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Russian journalist dies after severe beating

April 20, 2017 3:50 PM ET

New York, April 20, 2017-- Russian federal authorities should swiftly bring to justice all those responsible for the murder of Nikolai Andrushchenko, co-founder of the weekly newspaper Novy Peterburg, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The journalist, known for his reporting on corruption and police brutality, died in...

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Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta receives white powder in mail

April 19, 2017 1:11 PM ET

New York, April 19, 2017--The independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta received an envelope containing an unidentified white powder this morning, the newspaper reported. The envelope's only return address was "Grozny," the capital of Chechnya, where preachers and political officials have recently threatened the newspaper for reporting on the alleged...

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Russian journalist flees Moscow following threats

April 17, 2017 2:48 PM ET

New York, April 17, 2017--Russian authorities should immediately and thoroughly investigate threats made against Elena Milashina, an investigative journalist for the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta and a former correspondent for the Committee to Protect Journalists, CPJ said today. In an April 15 interview with The Washington Post, Milashina...

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Chechen official and preachers threaten Novaya Gazeta journalists

April 14, 2017 3:41 PM ET

New York, April 14, 2017--Russian authorities should investigate threats preachers and an adviser to the Chechen president made against the staff of the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta and should ensure the journalists' safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalists detained covering Russia protests

March 27, 2017 4:03 PM ET

New York, March 27, 2017--Russian security forces should cease harassing and obstructing journalists covering protests and other events, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Russian media reported that at least 11 journalists were detained yesterday while reporting on nationwide protests. All have since been released....

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Journalist arrested in Moscow on Belarusian extradition request

March 15, 2017 4:20 PM ET

New York, March 15, 2017--Russian authorities should immediately release Yuriy Baranchik, chief analytical editor of the pro-Kremlin Russian news agency Regnum, and allow him to work unobstructed, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Russian security services detain journalists in border city, order them to leave

March 7, 2017 4:34 PM ET

New York, March 7, 2017--Russian security services should stop harassing and obstructing journalists and should allow them to work unimpeded, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security services have detained at least three journalists who had traveled to report from the northwestern city of Svetogorsk, on Russia's border...

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Russian security forces raid journalist Zoya Svetova's home

February 28, 2017 4:00 PM ET

New York, February 28, 2017--Russian authorities should cease harassing journalists and allow them to work unimpeded, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security forces today searched the Moscow home of prominent journalist and human rights defender Zoya Svetova, according to press reports and Svetova's lawyers....

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Crimean journalist faces trial on separatism charges

February 16, 2017 4:09 PM ET

New York, February 16, 2017--Authorities in Crimea should immediately drop all charges against Mykola (Nikolai) Semena and allow the journalist to work unobstructed, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A preliminary hearing in Semena's trial on charges of separatism is scheduled for tomorrow, according to his employer....

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