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CPJ calls on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to reaffirm his commitment to ensuring journalists’ safety

CPJ calls on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to publically denounce the recent SBU actions against the press and reaffirming his commitment to ensuring journalists’ safety.

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A newspaper vendor in Kiev in 2007. Security agents in the city have raided the offices of independent news website Strana. (AFP/Sergei Supinksy)

Ukrainian press union president threatened after criticizing raid on news website

New York, August 14, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the harassment of journalists in Ukraine and called on authorities to ensure the press can report freely, after the country’s National Security Service raided the offices of a news website and a member of parliament criticized Sergiy Tomilenko, head of the National Union of…

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Congolese men listen to the radio in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, December 11, 2011. (AFP/Simon Maina)

Police raid Congolese radio station for report on new tax

New York, August 10, 2017–Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should thoroughly and credibly investigate an August 5 police raid on Radio Télévision Chrétienne (RTC), return all seized equipment, ensure the protection of journalist José Mbuyi, and hold all those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police raided the…

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A Palestinian protester runs from Israeli military machinery in the West Bank village of Khobar, near Ramallah, July 22, 2017. (Reuters/Mohamad Torokman)

Israeli soldiers raid Palestinian media company’s office

New York, July 31, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned Israeli soldiers’ raid of the office of PalMedia, a production company that provides broadcast services to Al-Quds TV and other broadcasters in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

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A screen shot of the front page of vesti-ukr.com form July 14, 2017, features security camera footage showing masked security forces raiding the Vesti media group's office in Kiev.

Security forces raid Ukrainian media group

New York, July 14, 2017–Ukrainian authorities should cease harassing journalists and employees of the Vesti media company, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. National police and military prosecutors today raided the Kiev office of Media Holding Vesti, which includes Radio Vesti, the daily newspaper Vesti, and the news website Vesti-ukr.com, according to its editor…

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A screen shot of an Al-Quds TV broadcast July 14, 2017, shows the station reporting the raid of its Hebron office in the news ticker at the bottom of the screen.

Israeli army raids Palestinian TV station office in West Bank

New York, July 14, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned Israeli soldiers’ raid of the office of Al-Quds TV and that of its affiliate Ram Sat in the West Bank city of Hebron.

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Supporters of the 'No' campaign in Turkey's referendum protest in Istanbul on April 17. At least three journalists covering opposition to the vote have been detained. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

Journalists detained in wake of Turkey referendum

New York, April 21, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Turkish authorities to stop jailing journalists and suppressing dissent in the wake of a referendum to change Turkey’s system of governance from parliamentary to presidential. In the past week, police arrested at least three journalists and raided the newsroom of leftist website Sendika…

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In this October 2008 file photo, opposition lawmakers hold copies of Azadiya Welat newspaper during a meeting of the parliament to protest a month-long ban on the publication. (Umit Bektas/Reuters)

Turkish police raid newspaper office, detain at least 23 employees

New York, August 29, 2016–Turkish authorities should immediately release 23 employees of the Kurdish-language daily newspaper Azadiya Welat detained yesterday in a police raid of the newspaper’s office, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Riot police force their way into the headquarters of an opposition news outlet on October 28 as Turkey forces the Koza İpek Group to replace senior managers with a government-approved board of trustees. (AP/Usame Ari, Cihan News Agency)

CPJ condemns Turkish raids, takeover of critical Koza İpek news outlets

Istanbul, October 28, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns this week’s raids on several pro-opposition media outlets belonging to the Koza İpek Group. Police broke into the company’s building in Istanbul today and shut down live television broadcasts, two days after a Turkish court ordered the trustees of the privately owned company to be replaced,…

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Turkish authorities raid independent media company

New York, September 2, 2015–Turkish police on Tuesday raided the offices of a media group, in what one editor called an attempt to silence opposition media ahead of November parliamentary elections, according to news reports. The move follows terrorism charges leveled against VICE News journalists who have been detained while reporting from the predominantly Kurdish…

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