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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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A police officer in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on July 18, 2016. Journalist Saniya Toiken was recently arrested and fined after covering protests in the Kazakh city of Zhanaozen. (Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters)

Kazakhstan journalist fined after covering protests

New York, March 14, 2019 — Kazakhstan authorities should not contest journalist Saniya Toiken’s appeal of a fine imposed in response to her coverage of protests, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A woman sells newspapers and magazines in central Kiev, Ukraine, on January 24, 2019. Two Ukrainian journalists were recently assaulted by officials of the village council of Chabany, a town south of Kiev. (Gleb Garanich/Reuters)

Ukrainian officials assault investigative reporter and cameraman

Kiev, March 8, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Ukrainian authorities to swiftly investigate an assault on reporter Katerina Kaplyuk and cameraman Boris Trotsenko, who work for the investigative news show “Schemes,” a project of U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Ukrainian Service, and to ensure their attackers are held accountable.

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Cars drive on a highway in Kiev, Ukraine, on January 18, 2017. Journalists in Kiev have recently reported being watched and followed. (Gleb Garanich/Reuters)

Ukrainian investigative journalists report being followed, monitored

Kiev, February 25, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern for the safety of journalists working at Ukraine’s Schemes and Bihus.Info investigative journalism outlets after both reported being followed and surveilled last week, and called on authorities to swiftly investigate the matter.

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A screen shot from a February 2018 Natalie Sedletska report for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Schemes investigative unit about Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko's secret Seychelles holiday.

Ukraine court grants prosecutors access to investigative reporter’s phone records

New York, September 4, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a Ukrainian court’s decision to grant the country’s prosecutor general’s office permission to access the phone records of Natalie Sedletska, a reporter, editor, and television presenter for Schemes, an investigative journalism project of the U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Ukrainian Service.

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A screen shot taken on August 22, 2018, from the YouTube channel of Russian state-run TV channel Rossiya 24, of an August 17 broadcast of a false confession by Stanislav Aseyev, a Ukrainian reporter held for more than a year by Russia-backed separatists in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine. (YouTube/Rossiya 24)

Ukrainian reporter held by Moscow-backed separatists forced to confess in Russia state TV interview

New York, August 22, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Russian state-run TV channel Rossiya 24’s broadcast of an interview with Stanislav Aseyev, a Ukrainian reporter held for more than a year by Russia-backed separatists, in which he falsely confessed to spying for Ukraine. CPJ also reiterates its call for Aseyev’s immediate release.

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