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Treason trial of Russian state media journalist begins in Ukraine

April 5, 2019 1:29 PM ET

New York, April 5, 2019 -- The trial of Kirill Vyshynsky, Kiev bureau chief of the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti, started yesterday in the Podil district court in Kiev, according to Ukrainian state news agency Ukrinform. The court heard the prosecutor's indictment and will convene again on...

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Ukraine bars Austrian reporter from entering for one year

March 8, 2019 3:36 PM ET

Kiev, March 8, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Ukraine to reverse its decision to ban Christian Wehrschütz, a veteran reporter for the state-run Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, from entering the country for one year....

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Ukrainian officials assault investigative reporter and cameraman

March 8, 2019 2:57 PM ET

Kiev, March 8, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Ukrainian authorities to swiftly investigate an assault on reporter Katerina Kaplyuk and cameraman Boris Trotsenko, who work for the investigative news show "Schemes," a project of U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Ukrainian Service, and to ensure their attackers...

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Ukrainian investigative journalists report being followed, monitored

February 25, 2019 3:26 PM ET

Kiev, February 25, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern for the safety of journalists working at Ukraine's Schemes and Bihus.Info investigative journalism outlets after both reported being followed and surveilled last week, and called on authorities to swiftly investigate the matter....

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Ukrainian court grants prosecutor access to newsmagazine's files, reporter's emails

February 19, 2019 4:42 PM ET

Kiev, February 19, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a ruling by the Pechersk District Court of Kiev granting investigators from Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office access to internal documents of independent newsmagazine Novoye Vremya and email conversations of its reporter Ivan Verstiuk in an attempt to discover a...

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Hundreds of journalists jailed globally becomes the new normal

December 13, 2018 12:00 AM ET

For the third year in a row, 251 or more journalists are jailed around the world, suggesting the authoritarian approach to critical news coverage is more than a temporary spike. China, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia imprisoned more journalists than last year, and Turkey remained the world’s worst jailer. A...

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Ukraine court grants prosecutors access to investigative reporter's phone records

September 4, 2018 1:02 PM ET

New York, September 4, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a Ukrainian court's decision to grant the country's prosecutor general's office permission to access the phone records of Natalie Sedletska, a reporter, editor, and television presenter for Schemes, an investigative journalism project of the U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio...

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Ukrainian reporter held by Moscow-backed separatists forced to confess in Russia state TV interview

August 22, 2018 4:33 PM ET

New York, August 22, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Russian state-run TV channel Rossiya 24's broadcast of an interview with Stanislav Aseyev, a Ukrainian reporter held for more than a year by Russia-backed separatists, in which he falsely confessed to spying for Ukraine. CPJ also reiterates its call...

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'I don't feel safe now': Journalists in Ukraine anxious after Babchenko operation

June 6, 2018 12:01 PM ET

In the week since the Ukrainian security service, the SBU, staged the assassination of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, little if any dust stirred up by the elaborate and controversial operation--ostensibly carried out to foil a Russian plot to kill him--has settled....

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CPJ calls on Poroshenko to hold press conference on staged murder

May 31, 2018 6:16 PM ET

CPJ calls on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to hold a press conference as soon as possible to address the many outstanding questions about the staging of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko's murder.

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