Svetlana Prokopyeva

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CPJ awards celebrate free media and the power of the press

Journalists from Bangladesh, Iran, Nigeria, and Russia honored New York, November 19, 2020 — In a tumultuous year marked by a global pandemic, social upheaval, and tense political divides, the overarching message from CPJ’s 2020 International Press Freedom Awards tonight was simple: journalism matters more than ever and solidarity has never been more important. “Whether…

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CPJ’s 2020 International Press Freedom Awards to stream Thursday

New York, November 16, 2020 – In a remarkable show of solidarity, media outlets, journalists, and advocates will come together to celebrate the free press at the Committee to Protect Journalists’ 30th annual International Press Freedom Awards. Distinguished guests will underscore the value of a free press and call on leaders everywhere to support freedom…

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Media luminaries join the Committee To Protect Journalists annual awards to celebrate press freedom amid global turmoil

Actor Meryl Streep to honor lawyer Amal Clooney with CPJ’s Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award Award ceremony to be broadcast online on NBC, CBS and ABC November 19 at 8 p.m. EST. New York, Oct 27, 2020— In celebration of the resiliency of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists will honor four journalists from…

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CPJ announces 2020 International Press Freedom awardees

New York, July 13, 2020–The Committee to Protect Journalists will honor four courageous journalists from Bangladesh, Iran, Nigeria, and Russia with the 2020 International Press Freedom Awards. All four have been arrested or faced criminal prosecution in reprisal for their reporting. CPJ will also honor lawyer Amal Clooney with the Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award. …

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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 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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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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A police officer walks inside the office of Echo of Moscow radio station in Moscow on October 23, 2017. A journalist at the station's Pskov office is now under investigation for comments she made on-air in November, 2018. (Vasily Maximov/AFP)

Russia investigates reporter, seizes property over allegations of “justifying terrorism”

New York, February 8, 2019–Russian authorities should immediately drop a criminal investigation launched against reporter Svetlana Prokopyeva and return her personal possessions seized during a raid of her apartment by armed police on February 6, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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