Aleh Byabenin

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Six stories: Online journalists killed in 2010

December 17, 2010 3:52 PM ET

This week, CPJ published its year-end analysis of work-related fatalities among journalists. Six of the 42 victims worked online. While you can read the full statistics and our special report elsewhere, I want to highlight the stories of these...

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As bombings spread, Pakistan deadliest nation

December 15, 2010 12:01 AM ET

At least 42 journalists are killed in 2010 as two trends emerge. Suicide attacks and violent street protests cause an unusually high proportion of deaths. And online journalists are increasingly prominent among the victims. A CPJ special report...

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CPJ calls for independent probe of Aleh Byabenin's death

December 3, 2010 4:11 PM ET

New York, December 3, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned that Belarusian prosecutors have closed their investigation into the September death of Aleh Byabenin, founder and director of the Minsk-based, pro-opposition news website Charter 97. Authorities said Wednesday that...

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Journalist found dead in Belarus; CPJ calls for investigation

September 8, 2010 3:37 PM ET

New York, September 8, 2010--Belarusian authorities must thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Aleh Byabenin, founder and director of the Minsk-based pro-opposition news website Charter 97, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.Byabenin's brother and several friends found...

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Aleh Byabenin

September 3, 2010 9:15 AM ET

Aleh Byabenin, 36, founder and director of the Minsk-based pro-opposition news website Charter 97, was found hanged in a stairway in his summer house outside the capital, Minsk. The journalist's brother discovered the body after Byabenin stopped responding to...

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