Ukraine Invasion

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Ukrainian camera operator Yevhenii Sakun killed in Russian shelling of Kyiv TV tower

New York, March 2, 2022 – In response to reports that Ukrainian journalist Yevhenii Sakun was killed on Tuesday, March 1, when Russian forces shelled a television tower in Kyiv, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement of condemnation: “We are deeply saddened by the death of Ukrainian journalist Yevhenii Sakun, who was…

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Russia blocks Ekho Moskvy and Dozhd TV, restricts social media access

Washington, D.C., March 1, 2021 — Russian authorities should allow Ekho Moskvy (Echo of Moscow), Dozhd TV, and all other news outlets to work freely, and should refrain from restricting access to social media platforms, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. Since last week, Russian authorities have slowed and restricted access to Facebook and…

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CPJ ‘deeply disturbed’ by Russian shelling of Ukraine television tower

New York, March 1, 2022 – In response to media reports that Russian military forces shelled a television tower in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, on Tuesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement of condemnation: “We are deeply disturbed by the Russian military’s attack on television infrastructure in Kyiv, which threatens to deprive Ukrainians…

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Across Russia, journalists detained, threatened over coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Washington, D.C., February 28, 2022 – Russian authorities must allow reporters to do their jobs covering the country’s invasion of Ukraine and protests against the war without fear of punitive retaliation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday.  At least five journalists are facing charges and dozens more were detained across Russia following their coverage…

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CPJ calls for protection of journalists in Ukraine

New York, February 24, 2022 – As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine escalates into a full-scale attack, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) calls for the protection of Ukrainian journalists, along with the international reporters and media workers who join them in covering the conflict.  “At this critical moment, it is crucial that all parties involved…

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