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1998 Awards – Sheremet speech

Pavel Sheremet Bureau Chief, ORT Russian television Editor, Belarusskaya Delovaya Gazeta Following is the text of a videotaped message from 1998 CPJ International Press Freedom Award recipient Pavel Sheremet of Belarus to guests at an awards ceremony November 24, 1998, at 9 p.m. at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. The Belarusian government refused to lift…

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Justice denied:

Ukraine must prove its commitment to credibly investigating Sheremet’s murder Pavel Sheremet was a journalist of rare caliber, one whose reporting exemplified the best practices in the countries he covered: Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. Despite threats and attacks during his career, Sheremet was not afraid to take on authorities. It was for this reason that…

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Ahead of Khashoggi anniversary, the fight for justice continues

Friday marks the second anniversary of the gruesome murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. CPJ continues our fight for justice in Khashoggi’s case, sending a message to the world that those responsible cannot get away with such a crime. In an op-ed for World Politics…

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Dmitry Zavadsky

Zavadsky, 29, a kidnapped cameraman with the Russian public television network ORT, was officially declared dead by a district court in the capital, Minsk. According to local press reports, the cameraman’s widow, Svetlana Zavadskaya, initiated the judicial process in October 2003. Zavadsky’s body was never recovered following his abduction. The journalist was reported missing after…

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Police officers are seen in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on February 20, 2020. Local investigative outlet Slidstvo.Info is potentially facing a criminal investigation for its reporting. (AP/Igor Chekachkov)

Ukrainian investigative outlet Slidstvo.Info faces potential investigation for its reporting

New York, March 11, 2020 — Ukrainian authorities should not conduct a criminal investigation into Slidstvo.Info, and should allow its journalists to work freely and without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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People gather in front of the Ukrainian parliament during the inauguration on May 20, 2019, of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who campaigned on an anti-corruption platform. Cherkasy-based journalist Vadym Komarov, known for reporting on local corruption, died June 20 as the result of an assault six weeks earlier. (AP/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Ukrainian journalist Vadym Komarov dies six weeks after assault

Washington, D.C., June 20, 2019 -Ukrainian investigative reporter Vadym Komarov died today as the result of an assault on May 4, local media reported. Unidentified men beat the Cherkasy-based journalist’s head with a heavy object, one day after he posted on Facebook that he planned to publish news on alleged corruption in sports schools, according…

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CPJ calls on Ukrainian President Zelenskiy to prioritize press freedom

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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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko salutes during a military parade in Minsk, Belarus, on July 3, 2018. Journalist Dzmitry Halko was scheduled to go on trial July 10 in Minsk. (Sergei Gapon/Pool via Reuters)

Belarusian journalist to go on trial

Kiev, July 6, 2018–Belarusian authorities should immediately release journalist Dzmitry Halko and drop all the charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Halko, also known as Dmitry Galko, is scheduled to be tried by a Minsk court on July 10 on charges of assaulting a police officer at his Minsk apartment last…

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Anastasiya Stanko, Ukraine

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CPJ is honored to present its 2018 International Press Freedom Award to Ukrainian journalist Anastasiya “Nastya” Stanko. Anastasiya Stanko is a Ukrainian journalist and TV presenter and a member of the “Stop censorship” movement, an anti-censorship group made up of journalists and media organizations in Ukraine. In 2013, she co-founded the independent media channel Hromadske,…

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Russian dissident journalist Arkady Babchenko, left, visits the office of the Crimean Tatar channel, ATR, in Kiev, Ukraine on May 31, 2018. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

‘I don’t feel safe now’: Journalists in Ukraine anxious after Babchenko operation

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In the week since the Ukrainian security service, the SBU, staged the assassination of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, little if any dust stirred up by the elaborate and controversial operation–ostensibly carried out to foil a Russian plot to kill him–has settled.

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