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Aleksandr Valov

December 12, 2018 12:09 PM ET

On January 19, 2018, authorities detained Aleksandr Valov, the editor-in-chief and founder of local news site BlogSochi, and two days later charged him with extortion, according to media reports.Valov narrated during a video livestream of his arrest as police broke...

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Russia uses 'foreign agents' law to hit independent outlet with massive fine

October 29, 2018 4:08 PM ET

New York, October 29, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned an exorbitant fine imposed on the independent news outlet The New Times. A Moscow court on October 26 ordered the outlet to pay 22.3 million rubles (US$338,000) for...

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Orkhan Dzhemal

August 17, 2018 5:08 PM ET

Orkhan Dzhemal, a freelance reporter, was killed with his two colleagues--documentary filmmaker Aleksandr Rastorguyev and cameraperson Kirill Radchenko--on July 30, 2018, in an attack on their vehicle while driving about 30 kilometers north of the town of Sibut in the...

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Aleksandr Rastorguyev

August 17, 2018 4:56 PM ET

Aleksandr Rastorguyev, a documentary director, was killed with his two colleagues--freelance reporter Orkhan Dzhemal and cameraperson Kirill Radchenko--on July 30, 2018, in an attack on their vehicle while driving about 30 kilometers north of the town of Sibut in the...

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Russian authorities arrest Sochi blogger on extortion charges

January 26, 2018 2:27 PM ET

New York, January 26, 2018--Russian authorities should immediately drop the charges against journalist Aleksandr Valov and release him from custody, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Authorities on January 19 detained Valov, the editor-in-chief and founder of a...

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Russian security services detain journalists in border city, order them to leave

March 7, 2017 4:34 PM ET

New York, March 7, 2017--Russian security services should stop harassing and obstructing journalists and should allow them to work unimpeded, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security services have detained at least three journalists who had traveled to...

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Ukraine bans Russia's independent Dozhd TV station

January 13, 2017 2:40 PM ET

New York, January 13, 2017--Ukrainian authorities should immediately reverse an order banning broadcasts of the independent Russian television channel Dozhd (Rain) in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ urges Putin to ensure Chechen officials cease harassing journalists

January 21, 2016 1:09 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists writes to Russian President Vladimir Putin to express its deep concern at the menacing language employed on social media and in the press by officials in Chechnya against critical journalists and rights activists.

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One year after Charlie Hebdo, will press freedom become victim of war on terror?

January 6, 2016 3:37 PM ET

Who would have thought that France would top the list of most deadly countries for the press in 2015, second only to Syria? The massacre of eight cartoonists and journalists by Islamic militants at the Paris office of the...

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CPJ alarmed by Russia's harassment of Dozhd TV

December 7, 2015 12:59 PM ET

New York, December 7, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Russian authorities to allow Dozhd TV to broadcast without fear of harassment. Today, prosecutors in Moscow carried out an audit of the independent station to check for purported violations...

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