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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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Ukraine bars Austrian reporter from entering for one year

March 8, 2019 3:36 PM ET

Kiev, March 8, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Ukraine to reverse its decision to ban Christian Wehrschütz, a veteran reporter for the state-run Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, from entering the country for one year....

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Kirill Vyshynsky

December 12, 2018 12:10 PM ET

On May 15, 2018, the Ukraine Security Service (SBU) searched the Kiev office of the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti and detained the office director, Kirill Vyshynsky. Vyshynsky's colleagues at RIA Novosti-Ukraine said he was detained near his home...

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CPJ announces 2018 International Press Freedom Award winners

June 14, 2018 8:09 AM ET

New York, June 14, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists will honor journalists from Sudan, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Vietnam with its 2018 International Press Freedom Awards. The journalists have faced legal action, physical attacks, threats, and arrests in retaliation for their...

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UPDATE: Russian journalist Babchenko's assassination was staged

May 29, 2018 5:47 PM ET

New York, May 30, 2018-- Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who had been reported shot and killed in the Ukrainian capital yesterday, has appeared alive at a televised news conference in Kiev. Vasily Gritsak, head of the Ukrainian Security Service,...

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Ukraine extends ban on Russian news agencies, journalists

May 24, 2018 5:17 PM ET

New York, May 24, 2018--Ukrainian authorities today published a presidential decree that extends for three years sanctions imposed in 2017 against Russian state-funded news outlets and their journalists, as well as other foreign entities and individuals, and added the...

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Ukraine authorities search Russian news agency, detain director

May 15, 2018 6:11 PM ET

New York, May 15, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over the Ukraine Security Service's (SBU) search of the Kiev office of the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti and detention of the office director, Kirill Vyshynsky....

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Vasily Muravitsky

December 12, 2017 4:19 PM ET

Ukraine’s state security service (SBU) on August 1, 2017 detained Vasily Muravitsky, a reporter and columnist based in Ukraine’s west-central city of Zhytomyr, on anti-state charges, according to news reports. The general prosecutor’s press secretary wrote on Facebook that Muravistsky...

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Roman Sushchenko

December 12, 2017 4:19 PM ET

Russian security officers detained Sushchenko, a correspondent for Ukraine's state news agency Ukrinform, on September 30, 2016, when he arrived in Moscow from Paris, the Russian weekly Argumenty i fakty reported. He had travelled to Russia on vacation to visit...

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