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...
In Russia, media regulator uses warnings to restrict the press
February 19, 2015 12:52 PM ET
In January, Russia's state media regulator Roskomnadzor issued warnings to six news outlets that published cartoons from French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Roskomnadzor said the cartoons were "insulting the religious feelings of Muslims and inciting religious hatred," and that the...
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...
Russia intensifies restrictions on blogs, social media
July 3, 2014 12:53 PM ET
On August 1, Russia will significantly tighten its grip on blogging and social media conversations and will acquire expanded powers to block Internet services originating abroad. The new authorities, approved by Russia's parliament in April, buttress existing regulations that have...
Putin should reverse steps to restrict independent press
March 20, 2014 2:31 PM ET
Dear President Putin: The Committee to Protect Journalists, an international press freedom advocacy group, is gravely concerned about recent steps to restrict Russia's independent media. The measures taken over the past three months threaten to eradicate Russian news outlets' freedom to freely report and analyze news events.
New York, October 31, 2013--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by a decision by the Moscow City Court today to revoke the license of independent online news agency Rosbalt and urges Russian authorities to overturn the ruling on appeal....