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CPJ condemns Ukraine’s order to take Russian TV off air

New York, March 12, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a decree by Ukraine’s National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting to cable and satellite providers on Tuesday to cut off the transmission of Russian state-controlled TV stations in the country. The order, which was immediately enforced, appears to be a response to Crimean authorities…

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Ukraine

UKRAINE Intense political rivalries among a trio of powerful leaders created a chaotic and highly politicized environment in which journalists were vulnerable to a variety of abuses. Parliamentary elections in September and negotiations to form a new government in the succeeding months intensified pressure on journalists to take sides. In November, Ukraine’s two pro-Western parties…

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Ukraine

UKRAINE Press freedom advances spawned by the Orange Revolution eroded in 2006 as political power struggles yielded the return of repressive tactics and attitudes toward the media. In October, the Kyiv-based Institute for Mass Information (IMI) said the number of beatings and threats against journalists had reached 32, double the number reported in all of…

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Appendix to CPJ Letter Press climate improves, but attacks continue

Security guards at the Odesaoblenergo energy company in the southern city of Odessa attacked two journalists covering a protest against local power outages, according to local and international press reports.

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Attacks on the Press 1999: Ukraine

Over the past several years, Ukrainian press freedom has deteriorated to such an extent that Ukraine, unlike even neighboring Belarus, now lacks any genuinely independent major news media. From a barrage of violent assaults in 1996Ð97 to relentless bureaucratic pressures and lawsuits aimed at bankrupting them, media outlets have been forced into the arms of…

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CPJ is made up of about 40 experts around the world, with headquarters in New York City. View MoreView Less EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Joel Simon Joel Simon has been executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists since 2006. Simon has led the organization through a period of expansion, notably in recent years, growing CPJ’s network…

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Ukraine: Four TV stations yanked off the air

August 6, 1999 His Excellency Leonid Kuchma President of Ukraine vul. Bankivska 11 Kyiv, Ukraine Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is greatly troubled by your government’s recent suspension of all broadcasts by four independent television stations on the Crimean peninsula. On July 26, your government’s frequency inspection agency ordered the state-run Crimean…

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