Evan Gershkovich

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Russian court extends detention of US journalist Evan Gershkovich by 3 months

Paris, May 23, 2023-–In response to a Russian court extending the pretrial detention of U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich by three months on Tuesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement of condemnation: “CPJ strongly condemns the extension of the detention of Evan Gershkovich, who has already been held in a Russian prison for…

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Mahoney: UN can help journalists beyond World Press Freedom Day

New York, May 1, 2023–Evan Gershkovich and Jimmy Lai are about to spend World Press Freedom Day behind bars. Gershkovich, a Wall Street Journal Moscow correspondent, and Lai, a pro-democracy Hong Kong media magnate, are among record numbers of journalists in prison as the United Nations marks the 30th anniversary of its special day for…

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CPJ, media organizations, and partners call for release of US journalist Evan Gershkovich

CPJ joined more than 30 global organizations and media outlets calling for the release of U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich from Russian custody.

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Russia detains Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich on espionage charges

Paris, March 30, 2023—Russian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Wall Street Journal reporter and U.S. citizen Evan Gershkovich, drop all charges against him, and allow the media to work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On Thursday, March 30, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) stated that it had detained Gershkovich, a…

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