Vladimir Putin

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CPJ urges Putin to ensure Chechen officials cease harassing journalists

January 21, 2016 1:09 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists writes to Russian President Vladimir Putin to express its deep concern at the menacing language employed on social media and in the press by officials in Chechnya against critical journalists and rights activists.

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Getting Away With Murder

October 8, 2015 12:01 PM ET

CPJ’s 2015 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and the killers go free Published October 8, 2015 Elisabeth Witchel/CPJ Impunity Campaign Consultant The ambush of a convoy in South Sudan and the hacking deaths of bloggers in...

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As world leaders take to UNGA stage, CPJ highlights countries of concern

September 25, 2015 12:17 PM ET

Press freedom records of Egypt, Russia, Iran, China, Nigeria, Mexico, Ecuador New York, September 25, 2015--Each year, the world's leaders are invited to New York for the United Nations General Assembly, where they are given a platform to speak freely...

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CPJ condemns Putin's decree banning coverage of military casualties

May 28, 2015 1:30 PM ET

New York, May 28, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today's presidential decree that extends a ban on coverage of military casualty figures to "peacetime, during special operations," as well as in wartime. Such coverage, deemed to be disclosure of...

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In Crimea, press freedom deteriorates at a rapid pace

April 29, 2015 1:25 PM ET

Dear President Vladimir Putin: The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide, is writing to express its concern about the deteriorating climate for press freedom in Crimea.

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The death of glasnost: How Russia's attempt at openness failed

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

Before Maidan, before Tahrir Square, before the "color revolutions" that overthrew entrenched autocrats, there was the Soviet revolution of the late 1980s....

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Press freedom groups urge Russia to probe murders of journalists

November 3, 2014 12:20 PM ET

On Sunday, which marked the first United Nations-backed International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, CPJ joined a coalition of international press freedom and human rights groups in urging Russian investigators to serve justice for our murdered colleagues....

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The Road to Justice

October 28, 2014 12:00 AM ET

Sidebar: The Unsolved Murder of Natalya Estemirova Russia's well-developed security apparatus has the investigative and judicial capacity to prosecute suspects in the 14 unsolved murders of journalists that took place there in the past decade, at least by the account...

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Mission Journal: Attacks on journalists in Ukraine lead to information vacuum

July 28, 2014 12:32 PM ET

"There are no [independent] Ukrainian journalists left in Donetsk," said Aleksei Matsuka, chief editor of the regional news website Novosti Donbassa (News of Donbass). "They have fled the region since pro-Russia separatists started targeting and kidnapping reporters," Matsuka told...

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Journalists missing, attacked covering crisis in Ukraine

April 29, 2014 1:43 PM ET

New York, April 29, 2014--At least two journalists who traveled to eastern Ukraine have been reported missing in the past week, while at least four journalists have been attacked, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed...

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