Ukraine Invasion

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Moscow court orders arrest in absentia of exiled journalist, 2 others face administrative charges

Berlin, June 7, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists decries Russian authorities’ crackdown on independent media outlets and exiled journalists, and urges them to cease their harassment immediately. On Wednesday, June 5, the Basmanny district court in the capital, Moscow, ordered the arrest in absentia of exiled journalist Dmitry Kolezev, saying that he distributed false information…

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On May 13, lead investigative reporter Mykhailo Tkach received a threatening message in connection to his video reporting, and he is one of several Ukrainska Pravda journalists who have recently received such messages. (Ukrainska Pravda/YouTube)

Ukrainska Pravda staff, lead investigative reporter Mykhailo Tkach receive threats 

New York, May 16, 2024 – Ukrainian authorities must swiftly and transparently investigate recent threats sent to several journalists, including investigative reporter Mykhailo Tkach, with the independent news website Ukrainska Pravda, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On May 10, Tkach received a message on Telegram from someone claiming to be Oleksandr Slobozhenko, a…

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Ukrainian journalists Heorhiy Levchenko, Anastasiya Glukhovska missing since Russia detention

New York, April 17, 2024—Russian authorities must confirm the whereabouts of Ukrainian journalists Heorhiy Levchenko and Anastasiya Glukhovska, and drop all charges against them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Wednesday. Levchenko’s and Glukhovska’s detention was not made public until late October 2023, when Vesti Nedeli, a program of Russian state-owned TV channel Rossiya…

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Mykhailo Tkach

Poland detains 4 Ukrainian journalists reporting at the border

New York, March 18, 2024—Polish authorities should refrain from detaining members of the press reporting on topics of public interest, as two separate groups of Ukrainian reporters were blocked from reporting on Poland’s borders, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. On February 27, Polish police detained reporter Mykhailo Tkach and cameraman Yaroslav Bondarenko, from…

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Unidentified people came to the apartment of Yuriy Nikolov, a co-founder and editor of Nashi Groshi, banged on his door, and shouted that he needed to join the army on January 14, 2023. Nikolov’s door was covered with papers with inscriptions calling him a “provocateur,” a “traitor,” and a (military service) “evader.”

Ukrainian investigative journalist Yuriy Nikolov threatened, journalists with Bihus.Info under alleged surveillance

New York, January 18, 2024—Ukrainian authorities must conduct a swift and thorough investigation into threats made against journalist Yuriy Nikolov and alleged surveillance of journalists with investigative outlet Bihus.Info, and hold the perpetrators to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On January 14, a group of unidentified people came to the apartment of…

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Makhabat Tajibek kyzy and 24.kg office

Kyrgyzstan authorities raid news outlets 24.kg and Temirov Live, arrest journalists

Stockholm, January 16, 2024 — Kyrgyz authorities should drop criminal investigations into privately owned news website 24.kg and investigative outlet Temirov Live, release all detained current and former members of Temirov Live, and end their crackdown on the independent press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On Monday, officers from Kyrgyzstan’s State Committee for…

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At least 3 journalists injured in missile strikes in Ukraine

New York, January 5, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists on Friday has called for an investigation into recent missile attacks in Ukraine that injured at least three journalists reporting on the war during the final weeks of 2023. On December 30, Svitlana Dolbysheva, a producer with the German public broadcaster ZDF, was injured when Russian…

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Alsu Kurmasheva and Maria Ponomarenko

Russia brings new charges against jailed journalists Alsu Kurmasheva and Maria Ponomarenko, issues arrest warrant for exiled journalist Masha Gessen

Paris, December 14, 2023—Russian authorities must immediately release journalists Alsu Kurmasheva and Maria Ponomarenko, drop all charges against them, and stop harassing exiled members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On Tuesday, the Telegram channel Baza and state news agency Tatar-Inform reported that Kurmasheva, a dual U.S.-Russian national and an editor…

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Ukrainian journalist Viktoria Roshchina missing since August 3

Riga, October 5, 2023—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the disappearance of Ukrainian journalist Viktoria Roshchina and called on Russian authorities and anyone with information about her to disclose her location immediately. “We are deeply worried by the disappearance of Viktoria Roshchina, who has been missing for over two months after planning to…

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Russian blogger Aleksandr Nozdrinov in court in Novokubansk just before he was sentenced to 8.5 years in prison on charges of spreading "fake news" in connection with the Ukraine war on September 29, 2023.

Russian blogger Aleksandr Nozdrinov sentenced to 8.5 years in prison for ‘fake news’ about army

New York, October 2, 2023—The Committee to Protect Journalists on Monday condemned the 8.5-year sentence issued to Russian blogger Aleksandr Nozdrinov and called on Russian authorities to release him immediately and drop all charges against him. On Friday, September 29, a court in the southwestern city of Novokubansk convicted Nozdrinov on charges of spreading false…

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