Nadira Isayeva

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Nadira Isayeva (AP/Sergei Rasulov)

Q&A: Nadira Isayeva on exile from Dagestan, in US

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Nadira Isayeva, a 2010 CPJ International Press Freedom Award winner, has been living in exile since she left her native Dagestan, in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus, in November 2011. Isayeva, the editor-in-chief of the independent weekly Chernovik, had been harassed by security forces for her relentless, critical coverage of their heavy-handed anti-terrorism operations in the…

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Nadira Isayeva Award Acceptance Speech

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Nadira Isayeva Chernovik, Russia  Acceptance Speech CPJ 2010 International Press Freedom Awards Dinner November 23, 2010 Waldorf Astoria, New York   Respected Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Colleagues! I come from the southern republic of Dagestan, which is part of the Russian Federation. Young Dagestanis who arrive in Moscow looking for a job sometimes hear this…

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Nadira Isayeva IPFA 2010 Video

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Nadira Isayeva, editor-in-chief of Chernovik in Russia, was targeted for her reporting on regional authorities and charged with public calls to extremism. Isayeva is a 2010 CPJ International Press Freedom Awardee. Read about other awardees here.

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Nadira Isayeva, Russia

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2010 CPJ International Press Freedom Awardee CPJ/Rodney Lamkey Jr. Isayeva, 31, has incurred the wrath of security services in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus for her relentless reporting on their handling of violence and militant Islam in the region. As editor-in-chief of the independent weekly Chernovik (Rough Draft) in the southern republic of Dagestan, she has…

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Dagestan court acquits Chernovik journalists

New York, May 19, 2011–The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today’s court ruling in the southern republic of Dagestan, which acquitted Editor Nadira Isayeva and four reporters with the Makhachkala-based independent weekly Chernovik of long-standing, politicized extremism charges. 

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News from the Committee to Protect Journalists, October 2010 CPJ announces 2010 press freedom awardsMedia repression in Iran, Ethiopia, Russia and Venezuela will be under the spotlight next month when CPJ presents the 2010 International Press Freedom Awards in New York City. CPJ announced the winners this month:Dawit Kebede of Ethiopia, Nadira Isayeva of Russia, Laureano…

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Dagestan authorities try to close independent weekly

New York, June 17, 2009–Authorities in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan should immediately halt efforts to shut the Makhachkala-based independent weekly Chernovik and should drop extremism charges against editor Nadira Isayeva and four reporters, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Independent weekly editor charged with extremism in Dagestan

New York, August 7, 2008–The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the decision of regional authorities in Dagestan to open a criminal case against Nadira Isayeva, editor-in-chief of an independent weekly, after the newspaper quoted a former guerilla leader in an article. According to news Web site Lenta, regional prosecutors in Dagestan’s capital, Makhachkala,…

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Gadzhimurad Kamalov

On December 15, 2011, a masked assailant fired 14 shots at Kamalov, founder of the independent weekly Chernovik, as he was leaving work shortly before midnight. Kamalov, 46, died en route to a local hospital. A Chernovik staffer who witnessed the killing through an office window told CPJ that the assailant fled the scene in a Lada…

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An aerial view of the Dagestan capital of Makhachkala on March 24, 2012. Chernovik editor Abdulmumin Gadzhiev was detained in Makhachkala on terrorism charges on June 14, 2019. (Reuters/Grigory Dukor)

Editor Abdulmumin Gadzhiev detained in Russia on terrorism charges

Washington, D.C., June 14, 2019–Authorities in the Russian republic of Dagestan should immediately drop the charges against Makhachkala-based journalist Abdulmumin Gadzhiev and release him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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