Russia-Ukraine War

Russia continues to attack cities and towns across Ukraine as the war there stretches into its third month, with the conflict taking an escalating toll. More than 6.5 million people have fled across Ukraine’s borders and more than seven million have been internally displaced since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of the country in early February.

At least seven journalists covering the war in Ukraine have been killed, and CPJ is investigating the deaths of seven other journalists to determine if they were work-related. Scores more have faced shelling, shooting and detention as they work to provide vital information about the invasion. Russian journalists have been detained and threatened during Moscow’s crackdown on independent Russian media, and many have fled the country.

CPJ has called for the protection of Ukrainian journalists, along with the international reporters and media workers who join them in covering the conflict, and asked Ukraine to exempt them from compulsory military service. CPJ is tracking regional press freedom violations below and in its weekly Russia-Ukraine watch.

CPJ safety advice

If you are a journalist covering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, please consult the following safety advice:

If you are a journalist in need of emergency assistance, please contact [email protected].

Associated Press photographer Evgeniy Maloletka points at the smoke rising after an airstrike in Mariupol, Ukraine on March 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)

At least seven journalists killed for their work in Ukraine

At least seven journalists have been killed in relation to their work since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. Their friends, families, and colleagues remember them as uncles, cat-lovers, joke-tellers, and so much more.