Ukraine / Europe & Central Asia

Journalists attacked in Ukraine since 1992

  

Ukrainian photojournalist Ihor Hudenko died in February 

New York, May 20, 2022 – Ukrainian photojournalist and blogger Ihor Hudenko, who lost contact with his friends and family while in the northeastern city of Kharkiv on February 26, died that day, according to his colleague, journalist Oleg Peregon, who spoke to CPJ via messaging app after learning of Hudenko’s death Friday. Ukrainian public broadcaster Suspilne…

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Some Ukrainian journalists are leaving the media for the military in the name of patriotism 

Russia’s war in Ukraine, now in its third month, has already claimed an alarming number of journalists’ lives: at least seven killed in crossfire while reporting and at least six more who died in circumstances that CPJ continues to investigate.  There are at least 10 more names that do not appear on CPJ’s list of journalists killed…

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Journalist Iryna Danilovich charged, detained by Russian authorities in Crimea

Paris, May 16, 2022 — Russian authorities in Ukraine’s Crimea must drop all charges against journalist Iryna Danilovich, release her immediately, and cease prosecuting journalists for their reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. On May 11, Danilovich, a Crimea-based journalist who went missing on April 29, was found by her lawyer in a…

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Ukrainian photojournalist Ihor Hudenko missing in Kharkiv since February

New York, May 10, 2022 – Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Ukrainian photojournalist and blogger Ihor Hudenko should come forward immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. Hudenko lost contact with his friends and family while in the northeastern city of Kharkiv on February 26, according to the National Union of Journalists…

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Belarusian journalist Denis Staji found severely beaten in Ukraine

Paris, May 6, 2022 — Ukrainian authorities should thoroughly investigate the recent attack on journalist Denis Staji, find those responsible, and hold them to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. Staji’s wife, Viktoryia Lavnikevich, told CPJ via messaging app that she lost contact with him on April 9 while she was in western…

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Iryna Danilovich missing in Crimea, unidentified men search family’s home

Paris, May 3, 2022 – Russian authorities in Crimea must immediately disclose any information concerning the whereabouts of journalist Iryna Danilovich, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On the morning of April 29, Danilovich failed to return home from her work at a medical center in the village of Vladyslavivka, in Russian-occupied Crimea, according…

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After Russian withdrawal, Ukrainian journalists found killed in Bucha and Yahidne

Paris, April 13, 2022 — Ukrainian authorities should thoroughly investigate the deaths of journalists Roman Nezhyborets and Zoreslav Zamoysky, determine if they were targeted for their work, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. Nezhyborets’ body was recently found buried in the northern Ukrainian village of Yahidne, and Zamoysky’s…

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Emily Bell: Tech companies must ‘wake up’ to their role in Ukraine war disinformation

As Russia wages an information war alongside its physical war in Ukraine, tech companies have responded with measures small and large, from reducing the visibility of propagandistic social media posts to blocking Russian state-affiliated media, to going beyond international sanctions by pulling out of the country altogether. Meanwhile, Ukrainian journalists, citizens, and officials have used…

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Russian forces release Ukrainian journalist Iryna Dubchenko

Paris, April 12, 2022 — In response to Russian forces’ release of Ukrainian journalist Iryna Dubchenko, the Committee to Protect Journalists on Tuesday issued the following statement calling on Russian authorities to stop detaining members of the press: “However great the relief of Ukrainian journalist Iryna Dubchenko’s release, Russian forces never should have detained her…

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Russian forces release Ukrainian journalist Oleksandr Gunko

Paris, April 7, 2022 – In response to Russian forces’ release of Ukrainian journalist Oleksandr Gunko, the Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday issued the following statement calling on Russian authorities to stop detaining members of the press. “Oleksandr Gunko is at least the fifth journalist to be taken captive by the Russian military. This…

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