Contents tagged with journalists

  • Three contributors of the Russian news outlet Regnum indicted in Belarus for anti-Belarusian publications

    The Minsk City Court sentenced three contributors of the Russian news agency, Regnum, to five years in prison with the sentence being suspended for three years for fueling ethnic hostilities.

    As Interfax reported, the journalists were freed in the courtroom after they signed an agreement not to leave the country.

    In particular, the court found an associate professor of the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, Yuriy Pavlovets, a security guard working in Brest, …

  • Crimean court sentences journalist Semena to 2.5 years probation

    The Zheleznodorozhny District Court of Simferopol, which is controlled by the Kremlin, has sentenced Crimean journalist Mykola Semena to a two and a half years suspended sentence with a probation period of three years and a prohibition on engagement in public activities, Krym.Realii reported.

    The day prior, Semena made a final speech in court, during which he said that if he were convicted, it would "affect all of journalism in Russia."

    The Prosecutor called for punishment for Semena in the …

  • Estonia says it has every right to deny Russian journalists accreditation if they undermine country’s security

    The Estonian presidency of the Council of the European Union said that it has a right to deny Russian journalists accreditation if it considers that their actions are aimed at subversive activities, reported EUobserver.

    "Estonia reserves the right of not accrediting or considering as media such channels [like those belonging to the Rossiya Today group] whose editorial offices are not independent, who do not follow good journalistic practice," the Estonian presidency stated.

    Estonia also said …

  • Ukraine expels Russian journalist working for propagandist channel

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has banned Anna Kurbatova, a journalist of the Channel One Russia, from entering the country. She was detained the day before for her "anti-Ukrainian activity," as indicated by an adviser to the head of the Interior Ministry, Zoryan Shkiryak, on his Facebook page.

    In response to Russian media reports about Kurbatova’s recent abduction, Shkiryak stated that kidnappings and torture are "methods exclusively practiced by Russian special services such as the …

  • Ukraine expels Spanish journalists, Spain voices protest

    Journalist organizations in Spain are outraged by the deportation of Spanish journalists from Ukraine who reported on the conflict in the Donbas, reports El Mundo.

    Antonio Pampliega and Manuel Angel Sastre were deported from the country on Friday after being detained at the airport in Kyiv for almost 20 hours.

    In 2015, Spanish journalists were added to the list of people who are a threat to the national security of Ukraine, which is why they were banned from entering Ukraine for a period of …