Dozhd

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CPJ honored Mikhail Zygar, then editor-in-chief of the independent Russian TV station Dozhd, with its 2014 International Press Freedom Award. Here he speaks with The Associated Press in Moscow, January 30, 2014. (AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Ukraine bans Russia’s independent Dozhd TV station

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 alarmed by Russia’s harassment of Dozhd TV

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 of Russia’s laws on extremism, anti-terrorism, labor, and licensing, according to an official notice the…

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Remzi Bekirov

Russian authorities detained Remzi Bekirov, an ethnic Crimean Tartar journalist, in March 2019 in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don along with another Crimean journalist, Osman Arifmemetov. A third Crimean Tartar journalist, Rustem Sheikhalilov, was detained on the same day in Simferopol, Crimea’s capital. The three journalists face terrorism charges in connection with their reporting…

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Rustem Sheikhaliev

Russian authorities detained Rustem Sheikhaliev, a Crimean Tartar freelance journalist, in March 2019 in Simferopol, Crimea’s capital. Two other ethnic Crimean Tatar journalists, Osman Arifmemetov and Remzi Bekirov, were detained on the same day in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. The three journalists face terrorism charges in connection with their reporting on alleged human…

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Osman Arifmemetov

Russian authorities detained Osman Arifmemetov, a Crimean Tatar freelance journalist, in March 2019 in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don along with another Crimean journalist, Remzi Bekirov. Another journalist, Rustem Sheikhaliev, was detained the same day in Simferopol, Crimea’s capital. The three journalists face terrorism charges in connection with their reporting on alleged human rights…

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Nariman Memedeminov

Russian authorities detained Crimean Tatar freelance journalist Nariman Memedeminov in March 2018 after raiding his home in Crimea. In October 2019, a military court in Russia’s southern city of Rostov-on-Don sentenced Memedeminov to two years and six months in prison after he was convicted of public calls for terrorism online. Memedeminov reported on the activities…

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Aleksandr Valov

Aleksandr Valov, editor-in-chief and founder of local news site BlogSochi, is serving a six-year prison sentence after being convicted of extortion. In an article written from prison, the journalist said he believed his arrest was an attempt to silence BlogSochi ahead of elections and the 2018 football World Cup, held in Russia. In late 2019, his…

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Orkhan Dzhemal

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 Central African Republic, according to a Reuters report citing local officials and Russian media reports. He was 51 years old. …

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Aleksandr Rastorguyev

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 Central African Republic, according to a Reuters report citing local officials and Russian media reports. He was 47 years…

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People help a wounded man during a rally calling for opposition candidates to be registered for elections to the Moscow City Duma, the capital's regional parliament, in Moscow, Russia, on July 27, 2019. Police in Moscow attacked, threatened, and detained journalists covering protests in Moscow on July 27 and August 3. (Reuters/Tatyana Makeyeva)

Moscow police detain, assault journalists covering protests

Washington, D.C., August 8, 2019–Russian authorities should allow journalists to cover protests freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today, after the detention of several journalists and the use of force by police against the media during demonstrations in Moscow on July 27 and August 3.

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