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CPJ Reports Harassment of Journalists Covering Elections in Russia

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Yesterday the Committee to Protect Journalists put out a release condemning the arrests and harassment of journalists covering Sunday’s elections:

“Detaining reporters covering a newsworthy event such as a demonstration creates a chilling environment ahead of national elections scheduled in the next 12 months,” CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon said. “These incidents send an intimidating message to Russian journalists.”