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Ukrainian journalists Heorhiy Levchenko, Anastasiya Glukhovska missing since Russia detention

New York, April 17, 2024—Russian authorities must confirm the whereabouts of Ukrainian journalists Heorhiy Levchenko and Anastasiya Glukhovska, and drop all charges against them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Wednesday. Levchenko’s and Glukhovska’s detention was not made public until late October 2023, when Vesti Nedeli, a program of Russian state-owned TV channel Rossiya…

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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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Russian journalists arrested, detained, charged, summonsed during anti-mobilization protests

Paris, September 26, 2022—Russian authorities must allow the media to report freely on protests against the country’s call-up of reservists to bolster its forces in Ukraine and stop using the threat of conscription against journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. At least three journalists were arrested, at least 16 more were detained, at…

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Russian law enforcement raid apartment, interrogate journalist Roman Anin

New York, April 12, 2021 – Russian authorities should return equipment confiscated from journalist Roman Anin, drop their investigation into his work, and allow him to do his job freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.   On April 9, Federal Security Service (FSB) agents raided the Moscow apartment of Anin, chief editor and…

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The Russian Arctic Circle port city of Murmansk on August 2, 2017. The Russian Supreme Court on May 25, 2018, upheld a travel ban on a Norwegian journalist. (Maxim Zmeyev/AFP)

Russian Supreme Court upholds travel ban on Norwegian journalist

Russia’s Supreme Court on May 25, 2018, upheld a December 4, 2017, decision of a Moscow city court to bar Norwegian journalist Thomas Nilsen from traveling to Russia for five years, according to media reports.

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A police officer walks along the Red Square in Moscow, Russia in November 2017. Russia's Federal Security Service searched journalist Pavel Nikulin's Moscow apartment in relation to his article on a Russian man who said he fought with Islamic State militants in Syria. (Reuters/Grigory Dukor)

Russian journalist questioned, apartment searched, equipment seized

Kiev, February 1, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Russian authorities today to return all confiscated property to independent journalist Pavel Nikulin, and stop harassing him in retaliation for his reporting. The Federal Security Service (FSB) yesterday morning raided Nikulin’s Moscow apartment, and brought the journalist to agency headquarters where he was questioned for…

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In Crimea, press freedom deteriorates at a rapid pace

Dear President Vladimir Putin: The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide, is writing to express its concern about the deteriorating climate for press freedom in Crimea.

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Russian FSB agents in Crimea charge journalist, interrogate another

New York, March 13, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today’s repressive actions by Russian security services, the FSB, against two journalists affiliated with an investigative journalism center.

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Russian journalists detail FSB and ‘New Nobility’

How do you crack Russia’s vaunted security service? You go to low- and mid-level officials for information, say Russian journalists Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan, authors of the new book, The New Nobility: The Restoration of Russia’s Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB. At a luncheon for CPJ supporters on Thursday, Soldatov…

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Over protests, Medvedev signs bill expanding FSB power

New York, August 2, 2010—A measure signed into law on Thursday by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will expand the powers of security agents and contribute to a climate of fear among government critics, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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