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EUROPE and CENTRAL ASIA: The Region

Attacks on the Press in 2004
Europe and Central Asia

Attacks on the Press in 2004

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Cases of attacks on the press in Europe and Central Asia
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ALBANIA

Bomb damages office of popular daily newspaper
NEWS ALERT
December 19, 2005


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ARMENIA

Editor attacked outside home
CASE
September 6, 2006


Opposition editor sentenced to four years in prison

NEWS ALERT
September 11, 2006


Mayor's supporters attack journalist
CASE
July 13, 2006

Editor jailed without bail; political motives cited
NEWS ALERT
July 7, 2006


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AZERBAIJAN

In Azerbaijan, reporter beaten as attacks on newspaper continue

NEWS ALERT
December 26, 2006

Appeals court refuses to hear Zakhidov defense witnesses

NEWS ALERT
December 7, 2006

Government cracks down on independent and opposition media

NEWS ALERT
November 27, 2006

Two journalists held for defaming the Prophet Muhammad
NEWS ALERT
November 17, 2006

Opposition journalist sentenced to 3 years jail

NEWS ALERT
October 4, 2006


CPJ calls for end to crackdown on independent media
LETTER
October 2, 2006


In Azerbaijan, editor sentenced to prison in defamation case

NEWS ALERT
August 10, 2006


Ex-officer says he plotted editor's murder; some are skeptical

NEWS ALERT
July 27, 2006


CPJ concerned about jailed journalist's deteriorating health
NEWS ALERT
July 19, 2006


Critical journalist held on spurious drug charges, colleagues say

NEWS ALERT
July 11, 2006


Opposition editor abducted, brutally beaten
NEWS ALERT
May 22, 2006


Reporter for opposition paper is abducted, beaten

NEWS ALERT
March 7, 2006


Editor imprisoned for criminal libel; insult
NEWS ALERT
March 2, 2006

A year after editor's murder in Baku, case appears to grow cold
NEWS ALERT
March 1, 2006


CPJ condemns press abuses during election
NEWS ALERT
November 9, 2005


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BELARUS

Journalists arrested covering opposition rally
CASE
August 31, 2006


Police detain two journalists preparing to cover opposition rally

NEWS ALERT
April 27, 2006


Authorities deny entry to Polish television journalists

NEWS ALERT
April 26, 2006


CPJ condemns attempts to close independent weekly

NEWS ALERT
April 19, 2006


More than two dozen journalists jailed
NEWS ALERT
March 28, 2006


Authorities continue press crackdown
NEWS ALERT
March 27, 2006


Police arrest journalists, block coverage in rally crackdown
NEWS ALERT
March 24, 2006


Czech reporter beaten, three Belarusians detained in election aftermath
NEWS ALERT
March 21, 2006


Press attacks continue on election weekend and beyond

NEWS ALERT
March 20, 2006


Government intensifies press crackdown ahead of election
NEWS ALERT
March 17, 2006

Arrests, jailings mark pre-election press crackdown
NEWS ALERT
March 16, 2006


Son of slain journalist Veronika Cherkasova released on bail

NEWS ALERT
March 14, 2006


Days before Belarusian vote, four newspapers forced to halt publication
NEWS ALERT
March 14, 2006


Police seize paper's election edition
NEWS ALERT
March 6, 2006


Police beat journalists covering police assault of opposition candidate
NEWS ALERT
March 2, 2006


Cartoon furor becomes press freedom crisis

NEWS ALERT
February 23, 2006


Authorities expel Polish journalist
NEWS ALERT
February 21, 2006


Election undermined by state abuses against media

NEWS ALERT
February 10, 2006


Police confiscate copies of opposition newspaper
NEWS ALERT
February 1, 2006


Police seize 'antistate' video from Ukranian TV crew
NEWS ALERT
January 30, 2006


Police seize second print run this month of opposition daily
NEWS ALERT
January 3, 2006

Prosecutors drop probe into stabbing death of journalist
NEWS ALERT
January 3, 2006


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BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

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BULGARIA

Bomb explodes at home of investigative journalist

NEWS ALERT
April 6, 2006


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CROATIA

Newspaper editor receives death threat for reporting on war crimes
NEWS ALERT
December 8, 2005


Journalist released from prison; pleads not guilty at UN tribunal
NEWS ALERT
October 14, 2005

Journalist arrested; facing extradition to UN war crimes tribunal
NEWS ALERT
October 7, 2005


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CYPRUS

TV crew arrested at Nicosia crossing
CASE
August 25, 2006


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DENMARK

Journalists not guilty of leaking state secrets

CASE
December 4, 2006


Two Danish journalists indicted for reporting on Iraq intelligence
NEWS ALERT
May 1, 2006


Newspaper receives bomb threat for cartoons of Muhammad
NEWS ALERT
February 1, 2006



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FRANCE

CPJ deplores death threats against commentator on Islam

NEWS ALERT
October 3, 2006



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GEORGIA

Three filmmakers released from prison in breakaway region
NEWS ALERT
March 28, 2006


Filmmakers sentenced to prison for espionage
NEWS ALERT
March 9, 2006


Filmmakers held in separatist region of Abkhazia
NEWS ALERT
March 7, 2006


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ITALY

Court frees journalist held after writing about serial murders
NEWS ALERT
May 3, 2006


Crime journalist's imprisonment raises alarm
PROTEST LETTER
April 19, 2006


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KAZAKHSTAN

CPJ urges examination of Kazakhstan's press freedom record

NEWS ALERT
September 28, 2006


President signs restrictive media bill
NEWS ALERT
July 5, 2006


Opposition journalist beaten for second time
NEWS ALERT
April 26, 2006


Opposition newspapers blocked from printing
NEWS ALERT
January 19, 2006


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KYRGYZSTAN

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LITHUANIA

Security agents seize all copies of newspaper
NEWS ALERT
September 8, 2006


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MOLDOVA

Interior Ministry searches television station, arrests employee

NEWS ALERT
September 11, 2006

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NETHERLANDS

Two journalists jailed for not revealing sources

CASE
December 27, 2006


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POLAND

Journalist released

NEWS ALERT
January 26, 2006


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ROMANIA

One journalist indicted, another freed on secrets charge

NEWS ALERT
February 22, 2006


Journalist arrested for not revealing source of classified document leak

NEWS ALERT
February 17, 2006


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RUSSIA

Investigative reporter attacked and robbed of story notes
CASE
December 5, 2006


Colleagues of Anna Politkovskaya receive death threats
NEWS ALERT
November 28, 2006

Supreme court overturns acquittal in Klebnikov murder
NEWS ALERT
November 9, 2006


European court rejects Kholodov case

NEWS ALERT
October 17, 2006


CPJ fears silencing of critical Web site on Chechnya
NEWS ALERT
October 13, 2006

CPJ calls on Putin to take responsibility for Politkovskaya murder probe

NEWS ALERT
October 10, 2006

CPJ condemns slaying of reporter Anna Politkovskaya
NEWS ALERT
October 7, 2006


CPJ condemns harrassment of weekly, seeks photographer's release

NEWS ALERT
October 3, 2006


Journalist on trial for satirizing Putin
NEWS ALERT
September 21, 2006


Journalist faces lesser charge of insubordination
CASE UPDATE
August 28, 2006


CPJ protests harassment of weekly newspaper in Perm
LETTER
August 25, 2006


Opposition weekly forced to close amid official harassment


LETTER
August 23, 2006


Independent journalist kidnapped in Chechnya
NEWS ALERT
August 21, 2006


Authorities release details in journalist's murder

CASE
August 2, 2006


Photographer assaulted in courtroom

CASE
July 31, 2006


Defamation suit filed against weekly opposition newspaper

CASE
July 31, 2006


Unnamed suspect arrested in slaying; police say robbery was motive

NEWS ALERT
July 31, 2006


U.S. Senate issues condemnation in Klebnikov killing
NEWS ALERT
July 28, 2006


President signs law labeling criticism of state officials "extremism"

NEWS ALERT
July 28, 2006


Reporter found slain in apartment
NEWS ALERT
July 26, 2006


CPJ urges European court to make Russian murder case a priority
LETTER
July 21, 2006


Ukranian TV reporter jailed covering anti-G8 rally
NEWS ALERT
July 17, 2006


German student journalists jailed on eve of G8 summit
NEWS ALERT
July 14, 2006


Independent weekly newpaper's offices searched
CASE
July 14, 2006


As G8 summit nears, CPJ urges examination of Russia's press record
NEWS ALERT
July 13, 2006


Two years after Klebnikov murder, still no justice

NEWS ALERT
July 7, 2006


Russian Authorities deny British journalist entry visa

NEWS ALERT
July 5, 2006


Bill seeks to label critical journalists extremists
NEWS ALERT
June 30, 2006


Bush urged to take up Klebnikov case

PROTEST LETTER
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June 28, 2006


Story satirizing Putin's birth goal prompts government retalitation

NEWS ALERT
May 23, 2006


Opposition editor released from prison after 48-hour delay
NEWS ALERT
May 19, 2006

U.S. House condemns impunity in journalist murders
NEWS ALERT
May 17, 2006

Court frees opposition newspaper editor from pre-trial detention
NEWS ALERT
May 16, 2006

Two charged in Klebnikov murder acquitted
NEWS ALERT
May 5, 2006

Opposition editor placed in two-month pre-trial detention
NEWS ALERT
May 2, 2006

Magazine's print run seized, editor harassed
CASE
May-July, 2006


Protests against Kremlin control of broadcast media
NEWS ALERT
April 17, 2006

Prosecutor files criminal libel charges against editor
NEWS ALERT
April 14, 2006


Reporter's death prompts questions among friends, family
NEWS ALERT
April 11, 2006


U.S. journalist returns home after interrogations in Dagestan
NEWS ALERT
April 3, 2006


Journalist arrested in case stemming from Chechnya coverage
NEWS ALERT
April 3, 2006


Russian authorities in Dagestan detain, question U.S. journalist
NEWS ALERT
March 31, 2006


Computer, phone taken, bloody print left in Moscow slaying

NEWS ALERT
February 28, 2006


NTV reporter found murdered in Moscow apartment

NEWS ALERT
February 27, 2006


Investigative reporter assaulted
CASE
February 23, 2006


Second paper closes in wake of Danish cartoon controversy

NEWS ALERT
February 21, 2006


New judge in Klebnikov trial rejects appeal for open hearing
NEWS ALERT
February 15, 2006


Court hits PEN with hefty tax bill, freezes its bank account
NEWS ALERT
February 10, 2006


Chechen comments lead to editor's conviction for 'inciting hatred'

NEWS ALERT
February 3, 2006


Reporter beaten in North Ossetian capital
CASE
February 3, 2006


Criminal libel cases draw concern
PROTEST LETTER
January 31, 2006


Editor threatened, cameraman assaulted

CASE
January 27, 2006


Putin signs restrictive NGO bill
NEWS ALERT
January 17, 2005

In Klebnikov case, opening hearing held in closed court
NEWS ALERT
January 10, 2005

CPJ urges Putin to revive probe into disappearance of journalist Maksim Maksimov
PROTEST LETTER
January 9, 2006
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SERBIA

Editor attacked outside home

CASE
December 27, 2006

TV editor convicted in criminal defamation case
NEWS ALERT
August 15, 2006



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SWITZERLAND

Military investigating newspaper over CIA prison story
NEWS ALERT
January 10, 2006


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TAJIKISTAN

Government controls on news compromise vote
NEWS ALERT
November 3, 2006


Government rejects BBC bid for FM license
NEWS ALERT
August 3, 2006


CPJ alarmed by suspension of BBC FM broadcasts
NEWS ALERT
January 20, 2006



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TURKMENISTAN

RFE/RL reporter dies in prison
NEWS ALERT
September 14, 2006


RFE/RL reporter sentenced to six years jail in secret trial

NEWS ALERT
August 25, 2006

CPJ alarmed by reports of abuse in journalist's detention
NEWS ALERT
August 14, 2006


Radio journalist arrested without charge or explanation
NEWS ALERT
June 21, 2006


Broadcaster loses contact with two correspondents for 2nd time

NEWS ALERT
March 30, 2006


Authorities release two RFE/RL journalists
NEWS ALERT
March 20, 2006


RFE/RL correspondents held incommunicado

NEWS ALERT
March 9, 2006


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UKRAINE

Editor assaulted after critical articles
NEWS ALERT
August 16, 2006


European Court finds Ukraine violated journalistís free press rights

NEWS ALERT
August 11, 2006


Arson attack on investigative journalist

NEWS ALERT
June 7, 2006


Editor beaten in Kyiv
NEWS ALERT
April 10, 2006


Press climate improves, but attacks continue
PROTEST LETTER
March 24, 2006


Editor attacked, threatened

CASE
March 10, 2006


Court closes portions of Gongadze trial

NEWS ALERT
January 23, 2006


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UZBEKISTAN

Reporter sentenced to six years in prison despite witness reversal
NEWS ALERT
October 5, 2006


One reporter confined in hospital, another in prison
NEWS ALERT
September 26, 2006


A journalist disappears and another is arrested

NEWS ALERT
September 19, 2006


Government continues harrassment of independent journalist

NEWS ALERT
August 2, 2006


Journalist released after year in jail for anti-constitutional activities
NEWS ALERT
April 4, 2006


Foreign Ministry targets reporters for German broadcaster
NEWS ALERT
March 16, 2006


Government tightens restrictions on foreign media

NEWS ALERT
March 15, 2006


Reporter freed after serving term for 'insulting" officer
NEWS ALERT
February 28, 2006


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