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Georgian authorities deny entry to Russian journalist Aleksandra Shvedchenko

Paris, March 14, 2023 – Georgian authorities should allow Russian journalists to enter the country and work safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On Tuesday, March 14, border guards at the airport in Tbilisi, the capital, held Aleksandra Shvedchenko, a reporter with independent broadcaster Dozhd TV, for about 30 minutes before denying her…

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is seen in Washington, D.C., on January 7, 2020. Pompeo recently berated an NPR reporter, and the State Department barred another reporter from traveling with the secretary. (Reuters/Tom Brenner)

US state department bars NPR reporter from flight, calls media ‘unhinged’

Washington, D.C., January 28, 2020 — The U.S. State Department should allow reporters from National Public Radio to cover the department freely and without harassment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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