Ukraine / Europe & Central Asia

  
Two Ukrainian military officers speaking with journalist Yevhen Shulhat at a supermarket on April 1. (Screenshot: Slidstvo.Info/YouTube)

Ukrainian military attempts to intimidate journalist Yevhen Shulhat, reports say

New York, April 12, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists is calling for a transparent investigation into reports that Ukrainian military officers attempted to serve investigative journalist Yevhen Shulhat with a summons. On April 1, in Ukraine’s capital city Kyiv, two officers from a local military enlistment office approached Shulhat, a journalist with the Ukrainian investigative…

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Victor Pichugin (left) and Kira Over (right) are two of at least four journalists recently injured in consecutive attacks on Ukraine by Russian military forces. (Photos: Courtesy of Viktor Pichugin (left) TSN/Telegram (right))

At least 4 Ukrainian journalists injured in consecutive attacks on Ukraine

New York, April 9, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists on Tuesday condemned Russia’s latest series of attacks on Ukraine that injured at least four Ukrainian journalists reporting on the war.  On April 4, two early morning drone strikes hit Kharkiv in northeast Ukraine injuring Yuliya Boyko, a correspondent with the Ukrainian news website Novini.Live and a freelancer…

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Staff members of Ukraine's investigative outlet Bihus.Info, pictured here in September 2023.(Photo: Volodymyr Neizvestnyi)

CPJ calls for transparent investigation into Ukraine surveillance of Bihus.Info journalists

New York, February 9, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed deep concern on Friday over the surveillance by Ukraine’s domestic security service (SBU) of journalists with the country’s investigative outlet Bihus.Info and called for a transparent investigation into SBU’s actions. On Monday, Bihus.Info published an investigation which said that 30 members of a branch of the SBU, the Department…

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Unidentified people came to the apartment of Yuriy Nikolov, a co-founder and editor of Nashi Groshi, banged on his door, and shouted that he needed to join the army on January 14, 2023. Nikolov’s door was covered with papers with inscriptions calling him a “provocateur,” a “traitor,” and a (military service) “evader.”

Ukrainian investigative journalist Yuriy Nikolov threatened, journalists with Bihus.Info under alleged surveillance

New York, January 18, 2024—Ukrainian authorities must conduct a swift and thorough investigation into threats made against journalist Yuriy Nikolov and alleged surveillance of journalists with investigative outlet Bihus.Info, and hold the perpetrators to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On January 14, a group of unidentified people came to the apartment of…

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Targeting suspected in Ukraine hotel shelling that injured at least 2 journalists

New York, January 12, 2024 —The Committee to Protect Journalists on Friday called on Russia to stop targeting civilian infrastructure in Ukraine, after a missile strike on a hotel injured at least two journalists reporting on the war. On Wednesday evening, Russian forces shelled Park Hotel in Kharkiv in northeastern Ukraine, injuring Violetta-Anastasia Pedorich, a Ukrainian freelance…

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Ukrainian journalist Oleh Baturyn receives threats online after report on politician

New York, January 9, 2024—Ukrainian authorities must conduct a swift and thorough investigation into violent threats made against journalist Oleh Baturyn, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On December 31, 2023, the Center of Journalistic Investigations, a Ukrainian independent investigative outlet, published a report, which said that Valery Saltykov, a member of Kherson Regional…

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At least 3 journalists injured in missile strikes in Ukraine

New York, January 5, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists on Friday has called for an investigation into recent missile attacks in Ukraine that injured at least three journalists reporting on the war during the final weeks of 2023. On December 30, Svitlana Dolbysheva, a producer with the German public broadcaster ZDF, was injured when Russian…

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Ukrainian journalist Viktoria Roshchina missing since August 3

Riga, October 5, 2023—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the disappearance of Ukrainian journalist Viktoria Roshchina and called on Russian authorities and anyone with information about her to disclose her location immediately. “We are deeply worried by the disappearance of Viktoria Roshchina, who has been missing for over two months after planning to…

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Journalist Oleksandr Pavlov injured in drone attack in Ukraine

New York, September 28, 2023—The Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday condemned a drone attack on journalists working in Ukraine and called on authorities to ensure that members of the press are not targeted while covering the war. On Tuesday, September 19, Oleksandr Pavlov, a Ukrainian producer with the privately owned Swedish TV channel TV4,…

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Journalist Arsen Chepurnyi injured in Russian missile strike in Ukraine

On August 19, 2023, Russian forces fired a missile that struck the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv, injuring Arsen Chepurnyi, a freelance Ukrainian journalist with the local news website Chas Chernihivskyi, according to the journalist and by local press freedom group Institute of Mass Information and local trade group National Union of Journalists of Ukraine….

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