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Russia and former Soviet states emboldened by declining press freedom in US, Europe

October 4, 2017 3:30 PM ET

Receding media freedom in established European democracies and in the United States has emboldened authoritarian governments in Russia and other former Soviet countries to crack down on independent voices at home. I am sharing this information today with the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe-known as the Helsinki...

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Uzbek journalist detained in Ukraine at risk of extradition

September 27, 2017 4:38 PM ET

New York, September 27, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Ukrainian authorities to release Uzbek journalist Narzullo Okhunjonov. The journalist could face extradition to Uzbekistan, his lawyer, Aleksei Fyodorov, said....

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CPJ calls on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to reaffirm his commitment to ensuring journalists' safety

September 18, 2017 9:00 AM ET

CPJ calls on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to publically denounce the recent SBU actions against the press and reaffirming his commitment to ensuring journalists' safety.

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Separatists in east Ukraine 'sentence' blogger to 14 years in captivity

September 6, 2017 5:34 PM ET

Pro-Russia separatists in the rebel stronghold of Luhansk, east Ukraine, took Eduard Nedelyayev, a Ukrainian blogger, captive in November last year, according to local media reports. The group claims authority over a region it has named the Luhansk People's Republic (LNR)....

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Ukraine's security service deports Russian journalist

August 30, 2017 6:01 PM ET

New York, August 30, 2017-- Russian journalist Anna Kurbatova was today grabbed on the street in the center of Kiev by unknown people and later deported, according to her employer Russian state television's Channel One. Ukraine's security service (SBU) said authorities have banned the journalist from entering Ukraine for...

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Ukraine bars Spanish journalists over coverage of conflict in east

August 29, 2017 1:40 PM ET

New York, August 29, 2017--The Security Service of Ukraine today said that it barred the Spanish freelance journalists Antonio Pampliega and Ángel Sastre from entering the country for three years over their reporting on the conflict in the east, according to news reports....

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Ukrainian journalist in custody on anti-state charges

August 25, 2017 6:06 PM ET

New York, August 25, 2017--Ukrainian authorities should immediately release freelance journalist Vasily Muravitsky and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Muravitsky, a reporter and columnist based in Zhytomyr, has been detained since August 1 on anti-state charges brought by the Security Service of Ukraine...

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Ukraine expels Russian journalist

August 15, 2017 3:19 PM ET

New York, August 15, 2017--Ukrainian security and immigration authorities should remove all restrictions on Russian journalist Tamara Nersesyan's ability to report from Ukraine, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The Ukrainian National Security Service (SBU) last night detained Nersesyan, a special correspondent for the Russian state broadcaster VGTRK,...

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Ukrainian press union president threatened after criticizing raid on news website

August 14, 2017 5:48 PM ET

New York, August 14, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the harassment of journalists in Ukraine and called on authorities to ensure the press can report freely, after the country's National Security Service raided the offices of a news website and a member of parliament criticized Sergiy Tomilenko,...

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CPJ and rights groups call on President Poroshenko to prioritize Pavel Sheremet murder case

July 20, 2017 6:01 PM ET

CPJ today joined seven other media rights organizations-- all part of the Council of Europe's Platform to protect journalism and promote the safety of journalists--in signing a joint letter to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The letter calls on the president to ensure an effective investigation into the murder of...

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