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CPJ honoree Pavel Sheremet killed

Award-winning journalist Pavel Sheremet is killed in a car bombing in Kiev, Ukraine, while driving to Radio Vesti, where he hosted a show. Despite repeated threats and harassment, Sheremet, pictured, continued to report critically for outlets including Ukrainska Pravda. In 1998, CPJ's International Press Freedom Award was given to Sheremet in recognition of his courage and integrity. Sheremet "inspired a generation of journalists in Ukraine," CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon says in statement after his death.

Sheremet's 1998 acceptance statement
Video: Remembering Pavel Sheremet
Blog: Remembering Pavel Sheremet
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Alerts   |   Russia, Ukraine

Ukrainian journalist detained in Russia on suspicion of espionage

New York, October 4, 2016 - Russian authorities should immediately release Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Sushchenko, a Paris-based correspondent for Ukraine's state news agency, Ukrinform, is being held on accusations of espionage.

October 4, 2016 5:44 PM ET

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Blog   |   Belarus, Ukraine

Remembering Pavel Sheremet, IPFA honoree, friend to CPJ, and hard-nosed journalist

Pavel Sheremet, who died yesterday when a bomb blew up the car he was driving in Kiev, was a CPJ International Press Freedom awardee in 1998. At the awards ceremony in the glittery Waldorf-Astoria Hotel that November, Sheremet was a no show.

July 21, 2016 3:55 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Ukraine

Journalist Pavel Sheremet killed in Ukraine car bombing

Flowers and a portrait of Pavel Sheremet mark the site of the journalist's murder in Kiev, July 20, 2016. (Sergei Chusavkov/AP)

New York, July 20, 2016 -- Ukrainian authorities must credibly investigate the murder of award-winning journalist Pavel Sheremet and ensure all those responsible are swiftly brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Sherement, 44, was killed in Kiev today after an explosive device detonated under the car he was driving.

July 20, 2016 11:56 AM ET

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Statements   |   Ukraine

Ukraine bars 17 Russian journalists from entering country

New York, June 2, 2016 - The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by Ukraine's decision to bar 17 Russian journalists from entering the country until December 31, 2017.

June 2, 2016 12:24 PM ET

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Letters   |   Ukraine

CPJ urges Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to condemn threats to journalists

CPJ urges the Ukrainian president to condemn and investigate threats to journalists who have worked in eastern Ukraine.

May 24, 2016 2:16 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Ukraine

Hackers, lawmaker put reporters at risk in Ukraine

New York, May 11, 2016 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the publication of the personal details of thousands of journalists and media workers who have reported from eastern Ukraine. CPJ also denounced a member of the Ukrainian parliament's praise for that action.

Attacks on the Press   |   Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, USA, Ukraine

Heroines for Press Freedom

Late on the evening of September 16, 2000, 31-year-old Ukrainian investigative journalist Georgy Gongadze left a colleague's house in Kiev and headed home to where his wife and young daughters awaited him. He never made it.

Statements   |   Ukraine

All journalists should be removed from Ukraine's list of banned individuals

New York, September 17, 2015--Ukrainian authorities today removed six international journalists from a list of at least 41 journalists and bloggers who have been banned from visiting the country for one year, according to news reports. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed the decree on Wednesday which banned a total of 388 individuals who it said represented "an actual or potential threat to national interests, national security, sovereignty, and the territorial integrity of Ukraine." Today, three BBC journalists, two Spanish journalists, and a German reporter were taken off the list.

September 17, 2015 1:22 PM ET

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Statements   |   Ukraine

Ukraine bans 41 international journalists and bloggers

New York, September 16, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists deplores a decree signed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today which, according to a copy viewed by CPJ, bans at least 41 international journalists and bloggers from Ukraine for one year. The journalists and bloggers were among 388 people named as representing an "actual or potential threat to national interests, national security, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine," according to news reports.

September 16, 2015 6:24 PM ET

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Blog   |   Ukraine

Mission Journal: Crimea's journalists in exile as Russia muzzles free press

A mural in Sevastopol shows President Vladimir Putin in a Navy uniform. Crimea's press is struggling to survive after Russia illegally annexed the Ukrainian region. (AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

"First they asked if my parents had any guns or drugs in the apartment, then they showed my picture to my mother and asked her to identify me," Anna Andriyevskaya said. The Crimean journalist, who is living in exile in Kiev, was describing a raid on her parents' home by Russian FSB agents. "Any other mother would have probably suffered a heart attack if police asked them to ID their children," she said.

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