12 results arranged by date

Video: Slain and in combat, dozens die in 2008

January 2, 2009 9:26 AM ET

CPJ’s Joel Simon, Robert Mahoney, and Nina Ognianova pay tribute to journalists who died in 2008. The toll was highest in Iraq, but conflicts in South Asia and the Caucasus were deadly as well. Impunity in journalist murders in...

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Polish television crew freed in South Ossetia

September 10, 2008 1:50 AM ET

New York, September 9, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today’s release of Telewizja Polska (TVP) crew members who were detained outside the Georgian village of Karaleti by South Ossetian militia members, and taken into custody in the regional capital,...

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Polish television crew detained in South Ossetia

September 8, 2008 9:24 PM ET

New York, September 8, 2008—South Ossetian and Russian authorities should immediately release three members of a Polish television crew detained today near the village of Karaleti in the buffer zone between South Ossetia and Georgia, the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Russian broadcasters blocked

August 20, 2008 6:36 PM ET

GEORGIA: New York, August 19, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists today urged the Georgian government to stop blocking Russian broadcasts and Web sites. According to the Moscow-based radio Ekho Moskvy, Russian Television International (RTVi) broadcasting was cut after it...

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Turkish journalists fired on in South Ossetia

August 15, 2008 5:34 PM ET

Journalists came under fire in their car on August 10 near Tskhinvali. According to the Turkish Daily News, Turkish journalist Recep Öztürk was wounded. It is not clear who was shooting at them--the lines have been fluid as the Georgians...

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Dutch cameraman killed, reporter wounded in Georgia

August 12, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 12, 2008--Stan Storimans, a cameraman with Netherlands-based television channel RTL Nieuws, was killed today during bombing in the central Georgian city of Gori. His colleague, reporter Jeroen Akkermans, suffered shrapnel wounds to his leg and was hospitalized...

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News Wrap for 8/12/08

August 12, 2008 10:30 AM ET

The conflict in Georgia is making headlines this morning with The Georgian Times Web site running a news brief on press casualties that quotes our alert from yesterday. RFE/RL also has a story online that quotes our coverage of...

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Two killed, several injured or missing in South Ossetia

August 11, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 11, 2008--Two journalists were reported killed, at least eight were injured, and two have gone missing since fighting erupted between Georgian, Russian, and local forces in the disputed region of South Ossetia. No press-related casualties have been...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Georgia

February 5, 2008 11:20 AM ET

GEORGIA Facing a week of massive protests in the capital, Tbilisi, President Mikhail Saakashvili stunned Western allies in November by imposing a state of emergency, banning broadcast news reporting, closing two television stations, and deploying police to forcefully disperse demonstrators....

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Georgia

February 5, 2007 11:32 AM ET

GEORGIA Television news, which had rallied support for Georgia’s pro-democracy revolution three years earlier, suffered serious blows from government harassment, business takeovers, and, as many saw it, self-inflicted scandal. President Mikhail Saakashvili’s administration took an aggressive approach in managing television...

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