Mission Journal: Crimea's journalists in exile as Russia muzzles free press
July 14, 2015 11:45 AM ET
"First they asked if my parents had any guns or drugs in the apartment, then they showed my picture to my mother and asked her to identify me," Anna Andriyevskaya said. The Crimean journalist, who is living in exile...
In Crimea, press freedom deteriorates at a rapid pace
April 29, 2015 1:25 PM ET
Dear President Vladimir Putin: The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide, is writing to express its concern about the deteriorating climate for press freedom in Crimea.
Russian media regulator denies registration to Crimean news outlets
March 19, 2015 3:53 PM ET
New York, March 19, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the deteriorating media climate in Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula that was annexed by Russia last year. On April 1, a news agency and a media company face being...
Independent Crimean broadcaster raided by Russian security agents
January 26, 2015 2:24 PM ET
ATR Director Elzara Islyamova describes the raid on ATR before agents cut her short. (YouTube) New York, January 26, 2015--Authorities in Crimea should stop targeting the independent regional broadcaster ATR immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today after...
Crimean Tatar broadcaster accused of inciting extremism
September 24, 2014 3:47 PM ET
New York, September 24, 2014--Kremlin-controlled authorities in Crimea should stop harassing the independent regional broadcaster ATR and allow the outlet to cover the news free from reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ATR is the only regional broadcaster...
Mission Journal: Attacks on journalists in Ukraine lead to information vacuum
July 28, 2014 12:32 PM ET
"There are no [independent] Ukrainian journalists left in Donetsk," said Aleksei Matsuka, chief editor of the regional news website Novosti Donbassa (News of Donbass). "They have fled the region since pro-Russia separatists started targeting and kidnapping reporters," Matsuka told...
In Crimea, more journalists report attacks, obstruction
March 18, 2014 5:40 PM ET
New York, March 18, 2014--At least six journalists have been assaulted, detained, or obstructed from reporting in the southern Ukrainian autonomous republic of Crimea in the past two days, according to news reports. ...