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Russian RFE/RL journalist Daria Komarova faces 3 trials over protest coverage

Vilnius, Lithuania, April 8, 2021 — Russian authorities should drop all charges against journalist Daria Komarova and allow her and other members of the press to cover protests without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, the Leninsky district court in Cheboksary, the capital of the central Russian republic of Chuvashia, held…

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RFE/RL contributor Vladislav Yesypenko arrested, accused of espionage in Crimea

New York, March 18, 2021 – Russian authorities should immediately release journalist Vladislav Yesypenko and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On March 10, Federal Security Service officers in Russian-occupied Crimea detained Yesypenko, a freelance journalist, according to news reports and a lawyer hired by his family, Emil Kurbedinov,…

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Russian journalist Aleksey Mironov interrogated, charged over Navalny protest coverage

Vilnius, Lithuania, March 9, 2021 — Russian authorities should drop all charges against journalist Aleksey Mironov and allow the press to cover protests and other political events without fear, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On March 5, police in Cheboksary, the capital of the central Russian autonomous republic of Chuvashia, detained Mironov, a…

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Tajikistan RFE/RL correspondents assaulted while covering rising gas prices

New York, March 8, 2021 – Tajikistan authorities should conduct a thorough investigation into the attack on journalists Shahlo Abdulloeva and Mullorajab Yusufzoda, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On March 4, an unidentified security guard at a gas station in Dushanbe, the capital, assaulted Abdulloeva (known as…

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Demonstrators attack 2 RFE/RL journalists at political protest in Armenia

New York, February 25, 2021 – Armenian authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate the attack on journalists Artak Khulyan and Karen Chilingaryan, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On February 23, in Yerevan, the capital, a group of about 20 protesters harassed and assaulted Khulyan, a reporter with…

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Russian military court to hear appeal of journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva in terrorism case

New York, February 1, 2021 – Tomorrow, the Military Court of Appeals in Vlasikha, a Russian town near Moscow, will hear journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva’s appeal of her July 2020 conviction for “justifying terrorism” in her commentary, the journalist told CPJ via messaging app. “The absurd case against journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva, who did nothing but practice…

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Russian regulator announces fines for RFE/RL outlets under expanded ‘foreign agent’ law

New York, January 14, 2021 – Russian authorities should repeal the country’s foreign agents law to ensure that local and foreign news outlets can work freely, and in the meantime refrain from fining media organizations over alleged violations of the law, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On January 12, Roskomnadzor, the country’s media…

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Authorities harass, obstruct journalists covering Kazakhstan parliamentary elections

On January 10, 2021, Kazakh law enforcement officers and electoral officials harassed and interfered with the work of at least seven journalists who were covering parliamentary elections in the country, according to news reports and journalists who spoke to CPJ. In Nur-Sultan, the capital, a police officer grabbed the phone of Saniya Toiken, a correspondent…

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Afghan RFE/RL journalist Elyas Dayee killed in car bomb attack

New York, November 12, 2020 — Afghan authorities must thoroughly investigate the car bomb attack that killed reporter Elyas Dayee and injured three others, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. This morning, a bomb attack in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, killed Dayee, a reporter with…

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Demonstrators attack RFE/RL office in Armenia, assault 2 journalists

New York, November 11, 2020 – Armenian authorities should thoroughly investigate the attack on the office of the Azatutyun broadcaster and two of its journalists, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 4 a.m. yesterday, a group of approximately 40 people attempted to break into the Yerevan…

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