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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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The many questions about Arkady Babchenko's staged murder in Ukraine

May 30, 2018 7:38 PM ET

Minutes after news broke that prominent Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko had been murdered in Ukraine, social media exploded with messages mourning the loss of a bright, sometimes-too-outspoken journalist. Friends and colleagues wrote moving obituaries, and groups including CPJ condemned the killing. Impromptu memorials in both Kiev and Moscow sprouted,...

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UPDATE: Russian journalist Babchenko's assassination was staged

May 29, 2018 5:47 PM ET

New York, May 30, 2018-- Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who had been reported shot and killed in the Ukrainian capital yesterday, has appeared alive at a televised news conference in Kiev. Vasily Gritsak, head of the Ukrainian Security Service, said the agency faked Babchenko's death to catch those who...

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Ukraine extends ban on Russian news agencies, journalists

May 24, 2018 5:17 PM ET

New York, May 24, 2018--Ukrainian authorities today published a presidential decree that extends for three years sanctions imposed in 2017 against Russian state-funded news outlets and their journalists, as well as other foreign entities and individuals, and added the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti-Ukraine to the sanctions list,...

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Ukraine authorities search Russian news agency, detain director

May 15, 2018 6:11 PM ET

New York, May 15, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over the Ukraine Security Service's (SBU) search of the Kiev office of the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti and detention of the office director, Kirill Vyshynsky....

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In Ukraine, journalists harassed, 1 attacked while filming investigative report

May 10, 2018 5:34 PM ET

Vladislav Pleshakov, a journalist from the privately owned television channel 1+1, was assaulted in an upscale neighborhood near Kiev on April 21, 2018, while filming for an investigative report about real estate allegedly owned by Ukraine's finance minister, Oleksandr Danyliuk, according to the Kiev-based media monitoring organization Detector Media,...

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Prosecutor in Ukraine flouts court, refuses to return journalist's passport

April 4, 2018 4:23 PM ET

New York, April 4, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Ukrainian prosecutors to return the passport of Fikret Huseynli, a Dutch national of Azerbaijani origin, and to respect a district court's April 2 ruling that the journalist should not be extradited to Azerbaijan or have his movements...

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Journalist faces extradition from Ukraine to Azerbaijan, fears for his safety

March 8, 2018 5:55 PM ET

New York, March 8, 2018--Ukrainian authorities should allow Fikret Huseynli (Huseinli), a journalist of Azerbaijani origin and a Dutch national, to leave the country safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Unknown assailants on March 5 attacked Huseynli, a correspondent for the independent online television channel Turan, at...

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In Ukraine, at least two journalists injured at Kiev protest

March 5, 2018 3:16 PM ET

New York, March 5, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Ukrainian authorities to investigate claims that police attacked journalists covering a protest in Kiev, and to ensure the safety of the press. At least two journalists were injured in Kiev on March 3 when police dispersed a...

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