Ali Astamirov

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Journalists Missing

February 12, 2008 12:00 AM ET

CPJ research indicates that the following journalists have disappeared while doing their work. Although some of them are feared dead, no bodies have been found, and they are therefore not classified as "Killed." If a journalist disappeared after being held...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Russia

February 5, 2007 11:14 AM ET

RUSSIA As Russia assumed a world leadership role, chairing the Group of Eight leading industrialized nations and the Council of Europe’s powerful committee of ministers, the Kremlin cracked down on dissent and shrugged off astounding attacks on critics and journalists....

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Independent journalist kidnapped in Chechnya

August 21, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 21, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the fate of reporter Elina Ersenoyeva, who was seized by masked men in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya on Thursday. Ersenoyeva is Grozny correspondent for the independent...

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Russia

February 16, 2006 11:14 AM ET

RUSSIA President Vladimir Putin and his allies continued to expand control over the media, using methods that critics called reminiscent of the Soviet era. Journalists who took on powerful political or business interests sometimes paid with their lives. Two journalists...

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CPJ calls on minister to reverse ABC decision

August 4, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Dear Minister Lavrov: The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the Foreign Ministry's pattern of using accreditation, visa and other regulations to control and intimidate journalists reporting on the war in Chechnya for foreign media. The Foreign Ministry escalated this campaign against foreign news media by moving this week to bar the U.S. television network ABC from reporting in Russia.

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Disappeared: Guy-André Kieffer missing in Ivory Coast

May 17, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Politics, money, and the press stir a mysterious case. By Julia Crawford...

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Russia

March 14, 2005 11:14 AM ET

RussiaA midyear purge of independent voices on state television and an alarming suppression of news coverage during the Beslan hostage crisis marked a year in which Russian President Vladimir Putin increasingly exerted Soviet-style control over the media. Using intelligence agents...

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CPJ urges Bush to highlight Russian press abuses in Putin summit

February 20, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Dear President Bush: The Committee to Protect Journalists is extremely concerned about the dramatic decline in press freedom under Russian President Vladimir Putin's tenure, including a recent surge in new media restrictions spearheaded by the Kremlin and its allies.

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CPJ calls on Putin to end harassment of Chechen newspaper

July 29, 2004 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 29, 2004—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) calls on Russian President Vladimir Putin to ensure that government officials in the southern republics of Ingushetia and Chechnya end their campaign of harassment against the independent weekly Chechenskoye Obshchestvo...

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CPJ Update

April 16, 2004 12:00 AM ET

CPJ Update April 16, 2004 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists Return to front page | See previous Updates...

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