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Cases of Attacks on the Press in Europe and Central Asia in 2004

Attacks on the Press in Europe and Central Asia in 2003

Country Summaries
from CPJ's annual report
Attacks on the Press 2003

Breaking News

Special Reports
русскоязычная версия
Overview: Europe and Central Asia
Serbia and Montenegro

Country Summaries
Country Summaries
Country Summaries

RUSSIA: CPJ disturbed by journalist's conviction
POSTED December 17, 2004

UNITED STATES/RUSSIA: Klebnikov family calls for journalists worldwide to probe editor's unsolved murder
POSTED November 18, 2004

BULGARIA: Romanian journalist detained in border city
POSTED November 18, 2004

UZBEKISTAN: Persecuted journalist granted asylum in U.S.
POSTED October 26, 2004

AZERBAIJAN: CPJ condemns politicized conviction of editor
POSTED October 25, 2004

BELARUS: Journalist killed in her apartment
POSTED October 21, 2004

RUSSIA: Crime unpunished: Killers go free 10 years after journalist's murder
POSTED October 15, 2004

RUSSIA: Court acquits suspect in Togliatti ediotr's murder
POSTED October 12, 2004

RUSSIA: CPJ concerned about criminal inquiry against a North Ossetian journalist
POSTED October 8, 2004

RUSSIA: Backing off earlier statements, Moscow police deny progress in Klebnikov case
POSTED October 4, 2004

RUSSIA: Moscow police say two Chechens suspected in Klebnikov murder
POSTED September 28, 2004

SERBIA & MONTENEGRO: Kosovo journalist attacked
POSTED September 24, 2004

LITHUANIA/RUSSIA: Kremlin pressures Lithuania to close pro-Chechen web site
POSTED September 21, 2004

UKRAINE: Four years later, case of murdered journalist Gongadze remains unsolved
POSTED September 16, 2004

UZBEKISTAN: Court shuts Internews ahead of parliamentary elections
POSTED September 14, 2004

MOLDOVA: Cameraman arrested during railway seizure;
sentenced to 15 days in prison

POSTED September 9, 2004

RUSSIA: Independent coverage obstructed in Beslan; detentions, harassment reported
POSTED September 7, 2004

RUSSIA: Prominent Russian journalist sentenced to prison for "hooliganism"
POSTED September 3, 2004

RUSSIA: Journalist reportedly poisoned en route to hostage negotiations
POSTED September 2, 2004

TAJIKISTAN: CPJ calls for end to intimidation campaign
POSTED August 31, 2004

ARMENIA: Photographer assaulted after taking pictures of official's villa
POSTED August 25, 2004

RUSSIA: CPJ delegation calls on U.S., Russian officials to bring Klebnikov killers to justice
POSTED August 19, 2004

UKRAINE: Investigative journalist attacked, tapes taken
POSTED August 19, 2004

KAZAKHSTAN: Restrictions lifted against journalist
POSTED August 17, 2004

UKRAINE: Threatened radio director gets refugee status in U.S.
POSTED August 12, 2004

RUSSIA: CPJ calls on Putin to ensure editors' killers are brought to justice
POSTED August 9, 2004

RUSSIA: Chechen editor reports ongoing harassment
POSTED August 6, 2004

BELARUS: Mother of missing journalist requests new investigation of the case
POSTED August 5, 2004

UZBEKISTAN: A journalist released, but struggling
POSTED August 4, 2004

RUSSIA: Environmental journalist Grigory Pasko receives international passport
POSTED August 4, 2004

RUSSIA: CPJ calls on Putin to end harassment of Chechen newspaper
POSTED July 29, 2004

RUSSIA: Journalist found dead outside Moscow
POSTED July 21, 2004

GEORGIA: Police raid independent newspaper
POSTED July 20, 2004

RUSSIA: CPJ calls on Putin to end "climate of lawlessness, impunity"
POSTED July 15, 2004

RUSSIA: Forbes editor shot and killed
POSTED July 9, 2004

AZERBAIJAN: Court closes criminal defamation case against journalist after local and international outcry
POSTED July 1, 2004

MOLDOVA: Journalist attacked after exposing high-level corruption
POSTED June 25, 2004

POLAND: Journalist jailed after sentence upheld
POSTED June 23, 2004

UKRAINE: Breakthrough in Gongadze case met with deep suspicion
POSTED June 22, 2004

BELARUS: CPJ condemns deportation of independent journalist
POSTED June 22, 2004

RUSSIA: Director of television channel in Dagestan wounded
POSTED June 21, 2004

AZERBAIJAN: CPJ concerned about harassment of journalists in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
POSTED June 18, 2004

UZBEKISTAN: CPJ calls for review of case of imprisoned journalist
POSTED June 15, 2004

RUSSIA: Court acquits suspects in journalist's murder for a second time
POSTED June 11, 2004

RUSSIA: Federal Security Services refuse to issue international passport to journalist Pasko
POSTED June 4, 2004

RUSSIA: Leading TV show canceled, anchor fired
POSTED June 2, 2004

AZERBAIJAN: CPJ calls on government to allow journalist to return to country
POSTED June 2, 2004

SERBIA & MONTENEGRO: Opposition newspaper editor shot dead
POSTED May 28, 2004

FRANCE: European Court of Human RIghts condemns Russia in media case
POSTED May 20, 2004

UKRAINE: RFE/RL programming aired despite crackdown
POSTED May 14, 2004

RUSSIA: Turkmen journalist brutally beaten in his Moscow apartment
POSTED May 12, 2004

RUSSIA: Reuters journalist killed in Chechnya bombing
POSTED May 10, 2004

GEORGIA: Journalists beaten at opposition rally
POSTED May 4, 2004

FRANCE: Council of Europe calls for sanctions against Belarus
POSTED April 30, 2004

KYRGYZSTAN: TV station back on the air after a 40-day shutdown
POSTED April 28, 2004

KAZAKHSTAN: Journalist's prison sentence commuted
POSTED April 27, 2004

MOLDOVA: Parliament removes defamation article from Criminal Code
POSTED April 26, 2004

KAZAKHSTAN: President vetoes restrictive draft media bill
POSTED April 22, 2004

BELARUS: Prosecutors close investigation into journalist’s abduction
POSTED April 19, 2004

ARMENIA: Journalists beaten at opposition rally
POSTED April 13, 2004

ARMENIA: Journalists attacked at an opposition rally
POSTED April 6, 2004

KAZAKHSTAN: CPJ concerned about deteriorating press freedom conditions
POSTED April 1, 2004

TURKMENISTAN: RFE/RL correspondents are released from prison
POSTED March 24, 2004

POLAND: Journalist's prison sentence postponed following protests
POSTED March 23, 2004

RUSSIA: Fixer abducted in February has been released
POSTED March 18, 2004

UZBEKISTAN: Imprisoned journalist transferred to house arrest
POSTED March 17, 2004

UKRAINE: CPJ concerned about recent closures of independent media outlets
POSTED March 11, 2004 GEORGIA: Journalist attacked
POSTED March 5, 2004

TURKMENISTAN: CPJ concerned about RFE/RL journalists
POSTED March 5, 2004

RUSSIA: Journalist harassed and fixer abducted
POSTED March 2, 2004

NEWS RELEASE: CPJ receives OSCE prize for journalism and democracy
POSTED February 19, 2004

POLAND: Journalist sentenced to three months in prison
POSTED February 12, 2004

RUSSIA: CPJ concerned about security services' harassmnent of media
POSTED February 5, 2004

RUSSIA: Explosion rocks home of journalist
POSTED February 2, 2004

KAZAKHSTAN: CPJ concerned about draft legislation
POSTED January 29, 2004

CZECH REPUBLIC: Editor of independent weekly attacked
POSTED January 20, 2004

News from Euorpe and Central Asia in 2003