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Journalist missing in eastern Ukraine

June 16, 2017 12:53 PM ET

New York, June 16, 2017--Authorities in eastern Ukraine should do everything possible to locate freelance journalist Stanyslav Aseyev, who has been missing from his home in the city of Donetsk since June 3, according to news reports and his employer....

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Ukraine bans Russian media outlets, websites

May 17, 2017 10:47 AM ET

New York, May 17, 2017--Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko should immediately reverse his order obstructing at least 19 Russian media companies, four popular Russian websites, and banning at least 13 journalists from entering the country for a year, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The decree, published on the...

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Ukraine expels Russian journalists trying to cover Eurovision contest

May 10, 2017 10:34 AM ET

Ukraine's state border service blocked Maria Remizova and Elena Boduen, correspondents of the Russian daily Komsomolskaya Pravda, and Ramil Sitdikov, a photojournalist of the Moscow-based pro-Kremlin broadcaster RT (formerly Russia Today), from entering the country, according to reports. The journalists were traveling to Ukraine to cover the Eurovision song...

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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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Ukraine police see journalism as motive in Pavel Sheremet's murder

February 8, 2017 12:48 PM ET

New York, February 8, 2017--Ukrainian investigators' announcement today that they consider Pavel Sheremet's journalism as the most likely motive in his July 2016 murder is a welcome step toward bringing his killers to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov told journalists in...

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British photographer wounded in eastern Ukraine

February 3, 2017 3:50 PM ET

New York, February 3, 2017--British freelance photographer Christopher Nunn was injured last night while covering shelling in the eastern Ukrainian town Avdiivka, according to press reports. "I am alive," the photographer wrote on Twitter after the incident. His translator Vladimir Subotovsky told CPJ today that Nunn was in stable condition...

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Journalist injured in renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine

February 1, 2017 10:16 AM ET

At least one journalist was injured in renewed fighting in and around the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on January 31, according to his employer....

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Ukraine bans Russia's independent Dozhd TV station

January 13, 2017 2:40 PM ET

New York, January 13, 2017--Ukrainian authorities should immediately reverse an order banning broadcasts of the independent Russian television channel Dozhd (Rain) in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist killings ease from record highs as murders down, combat deaths up

December 19, 2016 12:00 AM ET

Deadly violence against the media eased in 2016 from recent record levels as the number of journalists singled out for murder declined. A CPJ special report by Elana Beiser and Elisabeth Witchel...

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Ukrainian journalist detained in Russia on suspicion of espionage

October 4, 2016 5:44 PM ET

New York, October 4, 2016 - Russian authorities should immediately release Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Sushchenko, a Paris-based correspondent for Ukraine's state news agency, Ukrinform, is being held on accusations of espionage....

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