Senior Program Coordinator: Alex Lupis
Research Associate:
Nina Ognianova

Attacks on the Press in Europe and Central Asia 2005

Attacks on the Press in Europe and Central Asia 2004

Attacks on the Press in Europe and Central Asia 2003

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Attacks on the Press 2004

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UZBEKISTAN: Accreditation of last indepedent foreign broadcast withheld
POSTED December 12, 2005

TAJIKISTAN: Authorities ignore second Supreme Court order to free journalist
POSTED December 9, 2005

CROATIA: Newspaper editor receives death threat for reporting on war crimes
POSTED December 8, 2005

BELARUS: CPJ condemns draft law to silence government criticism
POSTED December 7, 2005

RUSSIA: Preliminary hearing held in Klebnikov murder trial
POSTED December 6, 2005

RUSSIA: TV anchor taken off air for critical news reporting
POSTED November 28, 2005

RUSSIA: Klebnikov murder suspects to be tried in secret
POSTED November 22, 2005

UZBEKISTAN: CPJ condemns attack on independent journalist
POSTED November 10, 2005

AZERBAIJAN: CPJ condemns press abuses during election
POSTED November 09, 2005

UKRAINE: European court holds government liable in Gongadze case
POSTED November 9, 2005

UZBEKISTAN: CPJ condems harassment of BBC and foreign media
POSTED October 26, 2005

BELARUS: Journalist found dead in apartment
POSTED October 20, 2005

TAJIKISTAN: Journalist still behind bars despite Supreme Court release order
POSTED October 19, 2005

RUSSIA: CPJ protests official harassment of independent newspaper reporting on Chechnya war
POSTED October 17, 2005

CROATIA: Journalist released from prison; pleads not guilty at UN tribunal
POSTED October 14, 2005

TAJIKISTAN: Journalist released from prison after court ruling
POSTED October 12, 2005

CROATIA: Journalist arrested; facing extradition to UN war crimes tribunal
POSTED October 7, 2005

UKRAINE: Journalist beaten and warned to halt investigation
POSTED October 7, 2005

RUSSIA: Journalist released after serving criminal libel sentence
POSTED September 28, 2005

KAZAKHSTAN: As vote nears, six papers blocked from publishing
POSTED September 27, 2005

UZBEKISTAN: CPJ demands end to government's media crackdown
POSTED September 22, 2005

UKRAINE: Inquiry names Kuchma as mastermind in Gongadze murder
POSTED September 22, 2005

RUSSIA: European court to hear Russian journalist murder case
POSTED September 21, 2005

UZBEKISTAN: CPJ condemns closure of Internews
POSTED September 12, 2005

RUSSIA: Radio Liberty reporter barred from Beslan anniversary
POSTED September 1, 2005

UZBEKISTAN: Reporter jailed for "insulting" security officer
POSTED August 30, 2005

TAJIKISTAN: Editor of independent weekly sentenced to two years corrective labor
POSTED August 25, 2005

RUSSIA: Journalist sentenced to five years in prison camp released
POSTED August 24, 2005

RUSSIA: Court upholds two-year prison sentence for journalist
POSTED August 16, 2005

UZBEKISTAN: Authorities deport Russian journalist
POSTED August 15, 2005

UZBEKISTAN: Russian journalist detained at arrival in Tashkent
POSTED August 12, 2005

BELARUS: Polish photojournalist expelled, banned from Belarus for five years
POSTED August 8, 2005

UZBEKISTAN: Court convicts Internews staffers, rejects office closure
POSTED August 5, 2005

RUSSIA: CPJ calls on Foreign Minister to reverse ABC decision
POSTED August 4, 2005

RUSSIA: Kremlin moves to bar ABC from reporting in Russia
POSTED August 2, 2005

UKRAINE: Prosecutor says Gongadze probe moves to new phase
POSTED August 2, 2005

UZBEKISTAN: Uzbek leader urged to end harassment of independent press
POSTED August 1, 2005

RUSSIA: Foreign Ministry summons U.S. diplomat after ABC report
POSTED July 29, 2005

TAJIKISTAN: Journalist sentenced to two years in prison
POSTED July 29, 2005

SERBIA & MONTENEGRO: Belgrade broadcaster forced to evacuate following threat
POSTED July 15, 2005

RUSSIA: CPJ seeks investigation into cameraman's death at drag-race site
POSTED July 14, 2005

RUSSIA: CPJ urges Putin to end 'era of impunity' in journalist murders
Moscow Declaration
July 8, 2005

RUSSIA: Editor hospitalized after beating by two attackers
POSTED July 6 , 2005

BELARUS: Opposition daily hit by three libel judgments
POSTED July 5, 2005

RUSSIA: Russian journalist assassinated in Dagestan
POSTED June 30, 2005

RUSSIA: Russian reports say journalist murdered; police investigators are suspects
POSTED June 28, 2005

RUSSIA: Court imposes prison term in defamation case
POSTED June 24, 2005

SERBIA & MONTENEGRO: CPJ gravely concerned about threat against editor
POSTED June 23, 2005

AZERBAIJAN: Opposition photojournalist dies six months after dispute
POSTED June 22, 2005

UZBEKISTAN: Correspondent detained, passport seized
POSTED June 20, 2005

RUSSIA: Prosecutors identify alleged mastermind in Klebnikov trial
POSTED June 16, 2005

RUSSIA: Court sentences journalist to five years in prison colony
POSTED June 15, 2005

UZBEKISTAN: Correspondent released after serving 'hooliganism' sentence
POSTED June 15, 2005

UZBEKISTAN: Journalist arrested in southern city
POSTED June 7, 2005

SERBIA & MONTENEGRO: Kosovo journalist shot
POSTED June 6, 2005

TAJIKISTAN: Journalist detained for 40 days without due process
POSTED June 3, 2005

RUSSIA: Polish TV crew detained in Ingushetia
POSTED June 1, 2005

ITALY: Police search Corriere della Sera newsroom
POSTED May 27, 2005

ALBANIA: CPJ urges assembly speaker to back defamation reform
POSTED May 23, 2005

UZBEKISTAN: Amid unrest, authorities continue obstructing journalists
POSTED May 16, 2005

UZBEKISTAN: Officials block news outlets amid massive protests
POSTED May 13, 2005

RUSSIA: Latvian TV crew detained, harassed
POSTED May 12, 2005

KAZAKHSTAN: Information Ministry orders closure of opposition weekly
POSTED May 10, 2005

UZBEKISTAN: CPJ protests ministry's harassment of foreign correspondent
POSTED May 10, 2005

AZERBAIJAN: Investigators name chief suspect in murder of opposition editor
POSTED May 4, 2005

BELARUS: Russian journalists released from jail after being arrested at rally
POSTED May 2, 2005

BELARUS: Two Russian journalists jailed after opposition rally
POSTED April 27, 2005

UZBEKISTAN: Independent journalist severely beaten
POSTED April 26, 2005

RUSSIA: Exiled editor of Kazakh opposition weekly detained for two days
POSTED April 25, 2005

UZBEKISTAN: Journalist held on charges of "anti-constitutional activity"
POSTED April 18, 2005

AZERBAIJAN: Arrests in the murder of opposition editor met with suspicion
POSTED April 8, 2005

BELARUS: Prosecutors reopen case of abducted journalist
POSTED April 8, 2005

UZBEKISTAN: Authorities launch criminal inquiry of Internews
POSTED April 6, 2005

UKRAINE: Prosecutor claims confessions in Gongadze case
POSTED April 5, 2005

CYPRUS: European Court faults investigation in case of murdered Cypriot journalist
POSTED March 31, 2005

AZERBAIJAN: Supreme Court rejects editor's appeal
POSTED March 31, 2005

KYRGYZSTAN: One journalist injured, another arrested
POSTED March 25, 2005

RUSSIA: Foreign Ministry accuses Swedish media of fomenting violence
POSTED March 25, 2005

RUSSIA: Russian court reduces financial penalty against independent daily
POSTED March 24, 2005

AZERBAIJAN: After outcry, president pardons imprisoned opposition editor
POSTED March 21, 2005

TURKMENISTAN: Russian correspondent forced to leave Ashgabat
POSTED March 16, 2005

RUSSIA: Supreme Court upholds acquittal in Kholodov murder case
POSTED March 16, 2005

RUSSIA: Authorities intensify persecution of independent newspaper
POSTED March 16, 2005

UKRAINE: Prosecutors report progress in Gongadze case
POSTED March 11, 2005

RUSSIA: Supreme Court examines complaints in Kholodov murder case
POSTED March 10, 2005

UKRAINE: Former minister implicated in Gongadze case found dead
POSTED March 4, 2005

RUSSIA: CPJ seeks to halt intimidation in Chechnya
POSTED March 4, 2005

AZERBAIJAN: Editor of opposition weekly gunned down
POSTED March 2, 2005

UKRAINE: Yushchenko reports breakthrough in Gongadze murder
POSTED March 1, 2005

KYRGYZSTAN: Days before parliamentary elections, Kyrgyzstan radio station closed
POSTED February 25, 2005

RUSSIA: CPJ urges Bush to highlight Russian press abuses in Putin summit
POSTED February 24, 2005

RUSSIA: Belarus extradites suspects in Klebnikov slaying, Russian Prosecutor-General charges one in the murder
POSTED February 23, 2005

RUSSIA: Interior Ministry says journalist will not be deported
POSTED February 22, 2005

RUSSIA: CPJ urges Bush to highlight Russian press abuses in Putin summit
POSTED February 22, 2005

RUSSIA: Journalist's deportation delayed
POSTED February 16, 2005

RUSSIA: CPJ concerned about journalist's pending deportation
POSTED February 15, 2005

CROATIA: Journalists demand inquiry into alleged abuses by security agency
POSTED February 10, 2005

RUSSIA: Authorities issue warning to newspaper over Chechnya interview
POSTED February 9, 2005

AZERBAIJAN: Journalist abducted, threatened by military officers
POSTED February 3, 2005

UKRAINE: CPJ urges vigorous investigations, reforms
POSTED January 31, 2005

RUSSIA: CPJ disturbed that journalist's appeal denied
POSTED January 21, 2005

AZERBAIJAN: Assets of opposition newspaper frozen
POSTED January 7, 2005

RUSSIA: CPJ disturbed by ruling that newspaper must pay millions
POSTED January 4, 2005

News from Europe and Central Asia in 2004