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Donetsk militants announce 15-year 'sentence' for Ukrainian journalist Stanyslav Aseyev

October 22, 2019 1:24 PM ET

New York, October 22, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the announcement by Russia-backed militants in eastern Ukraine that they intend to hold Stanyslav Aseyev, a reporter for the U.S.-backed broadcaster Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, in a penal colony for 15 years, as reported by his...

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Man convicted of murdering Ukrainian journalist Georgy Gongadze appeals life sentence

September 16, 2019 1:46 PM ET

Washington, D.C., September 16, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over the appeal of Aleksei Pukach, a man convicted of murdering Ukrainian journalist Georgy Gongadze. The appeal hearings began in Ukraine’s Supreme Court on September 4 and will resume on October 9, according to news...

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Blogger Igor Stakh beaten in Ukraine

August 30, 2019 11:32 AM ET

Washington, D.C., August 30, 2019 -- Ukrainian authorities must immediately investigate the recent attack on blogger Igor Stakh, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Ukraine authorities should drop charges against Russian journalist Kirill Vyshynsky

August 28, 2019 12:33 PM ET

Washington, D.C., August 28, 2019 -- A Kyiv court today ruled to release Russian journalist Kirill Vyshynsky on bail while he awaits trial, according to news reports. Vyshynsky, the Kyiv bureau chief for Russian state news agency RIA Novosti, had been detained since May 2018 on treason charges, according...

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Ukraine court orders Hromadske TV to pay costs in case over C14 tweet

August 8, 2019 2:17 PM ET

On August 6, 2019, the Kiev Commercial Court ruled that a tweet posted by the independent news outlet Hromadske TV in May 2018 had harmed the reputation of C14, a Ukrainian nationalist group, according to Hromadske TV and other outlets....

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Assailants disrupt Ukrinform press conference, attack staff in Kiev

August 1, 2019 4:31 PM ET

On July 30, 2019, a group of men disrupted a press conference at the Kiev offices of Ukrinform, according to the state-run news agency and Ukrainskaya Pravda....

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Pro-Russia broadcasters attacked, threatened with violence in Ukraine

July 16, 2019 2:20 PM ET

On July 13, 2019, at approximately 3:40 a.m., an unknown attacker fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the Kiev office of TV news broadcaster 112 Ukraine, damaging the building but causing no injuries, according to media reports....

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Ukrainian journalist Vadym Komarov dies six weeks after assault

June 20, 2019 2:15 PM ET

Washington, D.C., June 20, 2019 -Ukrainian investigative reporter Vadym Komarov died today as the result of an assault on May 4, local media reported. Unidentified men beat the Cherkasy-based journalist's head with a heavy object, one day after he posted on Facebook that he planned to publish news on...

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CPJ calls on Ukrainian President Zelenskiy to prioritize press freedom

June 17, 2019 12:49 PM ET

CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon writes to Ukraine's newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, urging him to prioritize and promote press freedom in the country.

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Ukrainian journalist in coma following assault

May 7, 2019 1:17 PM ET

New York, May 7, 2019 -- Ukrainian authorities should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into an assault on freelance investigative reporter Vadym Komarov and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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