Ukraine Invasion

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Ukrainian photojournalist Ihor Hudenko died in February 

New York, May 20, 2022 – Ukrainian photojournalist and blogger Ihor Hudenko, who lost contact with his friends and family while in the northeastern city of Kharkiv on February 26, died that day, according to his colleague, journalist Oleg Peregon, who spoke to CPJ via messaging app after learning of Hudenko’s death Friday. Ukrainian public broadcaster Suspilne…

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Belarusian journalist detained for 2 months, charged over reporting

Paris, May 19, 2022 — Belarus authorities should immediately release and drop all charges against journalist Dzmitry Luksha and let the press report freely on the war in Ukraine, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On March 11, law enforcement searched the home of Luksha, a freelance journalist with the Kazakh state-funded television station…

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Proposed Russian legislation threatens to shut down all independent media

Paris, May 18, 2022 – The Russian State Duma should withdraw a draft law that would facilitate the arbitrary shutdown of media outlets and increase the number of journalists prosecuted for sharing information, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. The State Duma, the lower house of Russia’s legislature, is set to consider legislation that…

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Journalist Iryna Danilovich charged, detained by Russian authorities in Crimea

Paris, May 16, 2022 — Russian authorities in Ukraine’s Crimea must drop all charges against journalist Iryna Danilovich, release her immediately, and cease prosecuting journalists for their reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. On May 11, Danilovich, a Crimea-based journalist who went missing on April 29, was found by her lawyer in a…

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Journalists detained, homes searched amid Victory Day celebrations in Russia

Paris, May 11, 2022 — Russian authorities should drop all charges and stop harassing seven Sota.Vision and Skat Media journalists and let the media work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. Between May 7 and May 9, amid Russia’s Victory Day celebrations, at least seven journalists were targeted by Russian authorities with home…

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Ukrainian photojournalist Ihor Hudenko missing in Kharkiv since February

New York, May 10, 2022 – Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Ukrainian photojournalist and blogger Ihor Hudenko should come forward immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. Hudenko lost contact with his friends and family while in the northeastern city of Kharkiv on February 26, according to the National Union of Journalists…

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Belarusian journalist Yury Hantsarevich detained for 10 days, charged with extremism

Paris, May 9, 2022 – Belarus authorities should drop all charges against journalist Yury Hantsarevich and let the press report freely on the war in Ukraine, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. On May 5, the pro-government Telegram channel Obratnaya Storona published a video in which Hantsarevich, a correspondent for the independent news website…

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CPJ and Medtrade to distribute CELOX lifesaving medical supplies in Ukraine

New York, May 6, 2022 – As the war in Ukraine enters its third month, journalists facing increased risks in their daily reporting will receive lifesaving medical supplies through a new partnership between the Committee to Protect Journalists and the medical device company Medtrade, the manufacturer of CELOX Hemostatic Technology. The medical supplies, designed to…

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Russian police investigate journalist Ilya Ber over fact-check on Ukraine deaths

Paris, May 6, 2022 – Russian authorities should drop their investigation into journalist Ilya Ber and let the press freely cover the war in Ukraine, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On Thursday, May 5, local media reported that the Ministry of Internal Affairs department in Moscow’s Preobrazhenskoye district had launched a probe into…

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Belarusian journalist Denis Staji found severely beaten in Ukraine

Paris, May 6, 2022 — Ukrainian authorities should thoroughly investigate the recent attack on journalist Denis Staji, find those responsible, and hold them to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. Staji’s wife, Viktoryia Lavnikevich, told CPJ via messaging app that she lost contact with him on April 9 while she was in western…

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