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Russian forces release Ukrainian journalist Oleksandr Gunko

Paris, April 7, 2022 – In response to Russian forces’ release of Ukrainian journalist Oleksandr Gunko, the Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday issued the following statement calling on Russian authorities to stop detaining members of the press. “Oleksandr Gunko is at least the fifth journalist to be taken captive by the Russian military. This…

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Russian soldiers detain journalist Oleksandr Gunko in southeastern Ukraine

Paris, April 4, 2022 – Russian authorities should immediately release journalist Oleksandr Gunko and stop detaining Ukrainian members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. On Sunday, April 3, Russian soldiers in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Nova Kakhovka searched Gunko’s home, seized his phones and electronic devices, and took him to…

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Russia-Ukraine watch

How the war is affecting press freedom in the region Updated June 16, 2022 Russia’s February 24 full-scale invasion of Ukraine marked a sharp escalation in threats to press freedom in the region and beyond. Journalists in Ukraine have been killed covering the war, while many of their Russian counterparts have fled or faced persecution….

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