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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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Local news website in Ukraine torched, server attacked

February 23, 2018 3:44 PM ET

New York, February 23, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned last night's arson attack on the independent, investigative news website Chetverta Vlada (Fourth Power) in Ukraine's western city of Rivne....

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Week after raid, office of Ukraine's Vesti remains blocked

February 15, 2018 3:30 PM ET

Kiev, February 15, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Ukrainian authorities to ensure that journalists at Media Holding Vesti are able to access their office and continue their work without fear of retaliation. Journalists at Media Holding Vesti remain blocked from their newsroom in central Kiev one week after...

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Ukrainian law enforcement raid Vesti offices in Kiev

February 9, 2018 12:42 PM ET

Kiev, February 9, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Ukrainian law enforcement raid at the Kiev offices of Media Holding Vesti, which includes Radio Vesti, the daily newspaper Vesti, and the news website Vesti-ukr. More than a dozen masked officers ripped open doors with crowbars, seized property, and...

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Editor flees Ukraine after receiving death threats

February 1, 2018 5:34 PM ET

Kiev, February 1, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists called today on Ukrainian authorities to investigate death threats made against Igor Guzhva, editor-in-chief of the Kiev-based news website Strana. Guzhva fled to Austria after receiving death threats, and amid "unprecedented pressure from the [Ukrainian] authorities," according to a statement from...

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Record number of journalists jailed as Turkey, China, Egypt pay scant price for repression

December 13, 2017 12:00 AM ET

For the second year in a row, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work hit a historical high, as the U.S. and other Western powers failed to pressure the world’s worst jailers--Turkey, China, and Egypt--into improving the bleak climate for press freedom. A CPJ special report by Elana...

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Ukraine arrests suspect in 2004 murder of Forbes editor Paul Klebnikov

November 21, 2017 12:56 PM ET

Ukraine's state intelligence agency announced on November 18 that it had detained a man wanted by Interpol for the high-profile murder of American journalist Paul Klebnikov in Russia 13 years ago. Russia's Interior Ministry on November 20 named the suspect as Magomed Dukuzov and said that Ukrainian authorities had...

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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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