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Luz Mely Reyes, Amal Habbani, Anastasiya Stanko, Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, and Maria Ressa. (Getty Images/Dia Dipasupil)

CPJ gala honors brave journalists, highlights journalism’s role

International Press Freedom Awards go to Vietnamese blogger, Venezuelan reporter, Ukrainian broadcaster, and Sudanese freelancer New York, November 21, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists and media luminaries from around the world last night celebrated courageous journalists from Sudan, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Vietnam at the 28th annual International Press Freedom Awards. Also joining the ceremony were…

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A masked pro-Russian protester poses for a photo inside a regional government building overtaken by his group in Donetsk, Ukraine, on April 25, 2014. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

Media wars create information vacuum in Ukraine

More than a year after the December 2013 mass attack against journalists at Kiev’s Maidan Square, which coincided with the Ukrainian police’s violent dispersal of protesters rallying against the policies of then-President Viktor Yanukovych, the press in the beleaguered nation continue the battle for survival. The biggest problem remains impunity in attacks against journalists.

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Mission Journal: Attacks on journalists in Ukraine lead to information vacuum

“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 CPJ during our brief meeting in Kiev.

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Ukrainian journalists held by pro-Russian separatists

New York, July 1, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists deplores the detention of at least three Ukrainian journalists by pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine and calls for their immediate release.

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