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Russian dissident journalist Arkady Babchenko, left, visits the office of the Crimean Tatar channel, ATR, in Kiev, Ukraine on May 31, 2018. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

‘I don’t feel safe now’: Journalists in Ukraine anxious after Babchenko operation

In the week since the Ukrainian security service, the SBU, staged the assassination of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, little if any dust stirred up by the elaborate and controversial operation–ostensibly carried out to foil a Russian plot to kill him–has settled.

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CPJ calls on Poroshenko to hold press conference on staged murder

CPJ calls on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to hold a press conference as soon as possible to address the many outstanding questions about the staging of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko’s murder.

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Vasily Gritsak, head of the Ukrainian Security Service, left, speaks to the media as Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, center, and Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko attend a news conference at the Ukrainian Security Service on May 30, 2018. Babchenko turned up at a news conference in the Ukrainian capital Wednesday less than 24 hours after police reported he had been shot and killed in Kiev. (AP/Efrem Lukatsky)

The many questions about Arkady Babchenko’s staged murder in Ukraine

Minutes after news broke that prominent Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko had been murdered in Ukraine, social media exploded with messages mourning the loss of a bright, sometimes-too-outspoken journalist. Friends and colleagues wrote moving obituaries, and groups including CPJ condemned the killing. Impromptu memorials in both Kiev and Moscow sprouted, as they all too often do,…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin gives an interview at a May 15, 2018, ceremony opening a bridge that will connect the Russian mainland with the Crimean Peninsula. Ukraine authorities accused the director of Russian state news agency RIA Novosti's Kiev office of propaganda supporting the annexing of Crimea. (Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via Reuters)

Ukraine authorities search Russian news agency, detain director

New York, May 15, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over the Ukraine Security Service’s (SBU) search of the Kiev office of the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti and detention of the office director, Kirill Vyshynsky.

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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 monument to Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin is painted in the colors of the Ukrainian national flag in the town of Velikaya Novoselovka in the Donetsk region. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

Ukrainian authorities raid newsroom, bar entry to Russian journalists

New York, September 11, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today’s raid by Ukrainian security agents on the independent newspaper Vesti as well as moves by Ukrainian authorities to bar entry to dozens of Russian journalists and media workers.

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Ukraine must clarify status of Russian journalist

New York, August 12, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Ukrainian authorities to clarify the status of Andrei Stenin, the Russian photojournalist for the state news agency Rossiya Segodnya (previously RIA Novosti) who was reported missing on August 5 in eastern Ukraine. According to Russian news reports, Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to the head of…

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Russian photojournalist missing in eastern Ukraine

New York, August 11, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the safety of Andrei Stenin, Russian photojournalist for the state news agency Rossiya Segodnya (previously RIA Novosti). The agency said it had not heard from Stenin since August 5, when he was reporting on the conflict in eastern Ukraine, including from the cities…

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Journalists held, questioned in Crimea, mainland Ukraine

New York, May 19, 2014–Ukrainian authorities are holding two foreign journalists, while five other journalists were interrogated in Crimea by Russian authorities over the weekend, according to news reports. 

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