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CPJ sends letter to U.S. Agency for Global Media head encouraging unbiased coverage

Mr. Michael PackChief Executive OfficerU.S. Agency for Global Media330 Independence Avenue SWWashington, D.C., 20237 Sent via email Dear Mr. Pack, As you assume leadership of the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), we at the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent press freedom organization, write to express deep concern regarding your initial moves as chief…

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Russian court convicts, fines journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva in terrorism trial

Vilnius, Lithuania, July 6, 2020–In response to today’s conviction of Russian journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva on charges of “justifying terrorism,” over comments she made on liberal radio station Ekho Moskvy in November 2018, when she discussed a suicide bombing attack, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “We are relieved that Svetlana Prokopyeva will…

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Russian journalists investigated, fined over COVID-19 reporting

Vilnius, Lithuania, June 16, 2020 — Russian authorities should stop harassing journalists reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic and allow them to work freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.  Russia has more than 500,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the most in Europe, and had recorded 7,091 deaths from the virus as of…

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Russian journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva spoke with CPJ about facing terrorism charges for her reporting. (Artiom Avanesov)

Russian journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva facing trial over terrorism commentary

New York, June 15, 2020 – In advance of tomorrow’s trial of Russian journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva on charges of “justifying terrorism,” the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “Russian authorities should drop the absurd charges against journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva, lift the travel ban imposed against her, unfreeze her assets, and allow her to…

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Russian journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva spoke with CPJ about facing terrorism charges for her reporting. (Artiom Avanesov)

Russian journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva says charges against her are ‘an act of intimidation’

In February 2019, police in Pskov, in northwestern Russia, raided the home of journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva.

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Inmates are seen at the Kirovskaya penal colony in the Donetsk region of Ukraine on September 2, 2019. Ukrainian journalist Stanyslav Aseyev was recently sent to a penal colony in Donetsk for a 15-year sentence. (Reuters/Alexander Ermochenko)

Donetsk militants announce 15-year ‘sentence’ for Ukrainian journalist Stanyslav Aseyev

New York, October 22, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the announcement by Russia-backed militants in eastern Ukraine that they intend to hold Stanyslav Aseyev, a reporter for the U.S.-backed broadcaster Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, in a penal colony for 15 years, as reported by his employer.

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Police officers are seen in Moscow, Russia, on August 3, 2019. Authorities in Pskov recently harassed journalists covering the case of Svetlana Prokopyeva. (AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Russian authorities harass journalists reporting on Svetlana Prokopyeva terrorism case

Vilnius, October 4, 2019 — Russian authorities should drop the charges against journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva and stop harassing reporters covering her case, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Police officers are seen in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on June 12, 2019. A group of journalists were recently attacked at a press conference in Almaty. (Reuters/Pavel Mikheyev)

Demonstrators attack reporters, damage equipment at press conference in Kazakhstan

Washington, D.C., July 25, 2019 — Kazakhstan authorities should immediately investigate the attack on journalists at a press conference in Almaty and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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RFE/RL journalist Barotali Nazarov recently had his press accreditation temporarily revoked in Tajikistan. (Photo: RFE/RL, used with permission)

Tajik authorities revoke press accreditation of RFE/RL reporter Barotali Nazarov

Washington, D.C., July 1, 2019 — Tajikistan authorities should immediately reinstate video journalist Barotali Nazarov’s press accreditation and cease using accreditations as a means of censorship, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Soltan Achilova, as seen in November 2017 in her house in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. The journalist was recently barred from leaving Turkmenistan. (Photo: CPJ via Khronika Turkmenistana)

Turkmenistan journalist Soltan Achilova barred from traveling abroad

New York, March 25, 2019 — Turkmenistan authorities should allow freelance reporter Soltan Achilova to freely travel outside the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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