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 Armenia


26 August 2004 - Photographer assaulted in the north of the country
7 April 2004 - Journalists beaten up covering opposition demonstration

 Azerbaijan


30 December 2004 - Press photographer apparently beaten in police station
22 November 2004 - Rauf Arifoglu sentenced to five years in prison
17 November 2004 - Main opposition daily wiped out by heavy fines
1 October 2004 - Parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe alerted over press freedom violations
21 July 2004 - Reporters Without Borders urges release of opposition journalist imprisoned for nine months
20 July 2004 - Editor of opposition daily abducted and beaten
16 June 2004 - Two journalists in Nakhichevan suffer systematic harassment
26 February 2004 - Two journalists given two-year suspended prison sentences
18 February 2004 - Imprisoned journalist calls off hunger strike
22 January 2004 - Reporters Without Borders urges French President Jacques Chirac to raise case of jailed journalist with visiting Azerbaijan president
6 January 2004 - Three months remand in custody for an opposition journalist

 Belarus


1 December 2004 - Information ministry slaps three-month ban on weekly in double penalty for libel
22 October 2004 - Independent journalist murdered
22 October 2004 - Cheremet hearing adjourned
21 October 2004 - Press freedom takes a new pasting after elections
4 October 2004 - Noose tightens around independent press ahead of elections and constitutional referendum
2 September 2004 - Government suspends satirical newspaper
25 August 2004 - Reporters Without Borders condemns new attacks against the independent press ahead of elections
6 August 2004 - Authorities strike double blow against opposition press
26 July 2004 - Reporters Without Borders condemns closure of Russian public television Rossia’s office for "misreporting"
7 July 2004 - Dmitri Zavadski’s case : four years of impunity
22 June 2004 - KGB deports Ukrainian freelance journalist
8 June 2004 - Government orders opposition newspaper closed for three months
2 June 2004 - Supreme court ruling threatens survival of newspaper
12 May 2004 - KGB searches independent newspaper
29 April 2004 - Council of Europe calls for an independent investigation into Zavadski disappearance
19 April 2004 - Authorities harass an independent newspaper
13 February 2004 - British journalist and four local assistants prosecuted for "harming Montenegro’s image."
4 February 2004 - Human rights activist fined over Internet articles
14 January 2004 - Country’s top-selling newspaper targeted

 Belgium


20 March 2004 - Police search home and office of journalist who exposed fraud

 Bulgaria


6 December 2004 - Romanian journalist gets off with a fine
19 November 2004 - Romanian journalist freed on bail

 Croatia


16 November 2004 - New prison sentence for defamation
15 July 2004 - Journalist given two months suspended prison sentence

 Cyprus


7 May 2004 - Reporters Without Borders condemns bombing of main Turkish-Cypriot newspaper

 Czech Republic


19 January 2004 - Newspaper editor badly beaten in an attack that could be linked to his work

 Denmark


27 April 2004 - Two journalists charged with publishing confidential military information

 European union


7 February 2004 - Journalist to serve three-month jail term for libelling local official

 France


23 December 2004 - Law against homophobia : an attack on freedom of expression
14 December 2004 - Lebanese satellite TV banned from Eutelsat
24 November 2004 - Government slammed for manoeuvres in fight against homophobia
27 September 2004 - Photographer hurt by stun grenade thrown by police
24 September 2004 - Prefecture denies journalist access to minister
21 September 2004 - Working group to suggest changes to laws obstructing investigative journalism
18 June 2004 - Concern that proposed anti-sexism law will curb freedom of expression
17 June 2004 - LEN : Freedom of expression victory in new law
16 May 2004 - Three journalists attacked by riot police
6 May 2004 - Reporters Without Borders condemns intimidation and boycott of La Provence by mayor of Orange
13 April 2004 - Economy minister urged to intervene in Digital Economy bill
5 April 2004 - Senate will finally debate the LEN law on 8 April
12 March 2004 - Three journalists attacked while reporting on a Koranic school
12 February 2004 - Perben law finally adopted : Journalists’ right to protect sources remains under threat
22 January 2004 - Journalist facing legal action for "public abuse of a member of government".
21 January 2004 - The Senate repeals the offence of insulting a foreign head of state
9 January 2004 - Digital economy bill would turn website hosts into censors and end e-mail privacy

 Georgia


15 March 2004 - Media suffers relentless harassment in autonomous republic of Ajaria
16 January 2004 - Media facing harassment in Adjara Autonomous Republic

 Greece


20 October 2004 - Mock bomb attack on newspaper publisher’s home follows assault on sports editor
4 August 2004 - Concern at possible obstruction of news coverage on eve of Olympics

 Hungary


23 January 2004 - Journalist given jail sentence for press offence for the first time since fall of communism

 Italy


17 August 2004 - Magazine office searched on prosecutor’s orders
8 July 2004 - Legislators move to abolish prison sentences for libel
7 May 2004 - Journalist sentenced to a suspended prison term
30 April 2004 - Gasparri law finally adopted
19 March 2004 - Official enquiry brings hope 10 years after murder of journalists
26 February 2004 - Journalist sentenced to 18 months in prison
5 February 2004 - Reporters Without Borders condemns new violations of protection of sources
29 January 2004 - Silvio Berlusconi saves one of his TV channels by decree in flagrant example of conflict of interest

 Kazakhstan


31 December 2004 - Call for reopening of investigation into death of online journalist who was hit by car
18 August 2004 - Sergei Duvanov released early for "good conduct"
20 July 2004 - Reporters Without Borders urges investigation into death of opposition journalist who was hit by a car
27 April 2004 - Newspaper editor released from prison
15 March 2004 - Sports journalist beaten up
10 March 2004 - Kazakh opposition newspaper editor arrested in Russia
17 February 2004 - Minister fires editor of sports weekly for criticising government

 Kosovo


27 September 2004 - Investigative journalist injured in shooting
29 March 2004 - Bomb attempt against Serbian television crew

 Kyrgyzstan


29 October 2004 - New attacks on independent press by president and administration

 Moldova


14 September 2004 - Moldova 1 cameraman freed
1 August 2004 - Police evict journalists from state TV and radio broadcaster
24 June 2004 - Investigation journalist brutally beaten on eve of libel case appeal

 Netherlands


3 November 2004 - Shock at Dutch filmmaker’s murder

 Poland


21 September 2004 - Pardon for newspaper editor sentenced to three months in prison
23 June 2004 - Journalist sentenced to three months in prison for defamation

 Portugal


13 December 2004 - Journalist gets 11-month suspended sentence for refusal to reveal sources
10 November 2004 - Fifty-three journalists summonsed in move condemned as intimidatory by Reporters Without Borders

 Romania


7 December 2004 - Concern about threats to press independence on eve of presidential runoff
26 November 2004 - Latest issue of satirical weekly disappears from news stands
9 November 2004 - Local authorities again target the daily Ziarul de Vrancea
29 April 2004 - Caught between Old Habits and Democratic Strides : Romanian Press at a Crossroads
22 March 2004 - Press freedom and safety of journalists : Reporters Without Borders sends team to Romania from 24 March to 1st April

 Russia


20 December 2004 - Russian journalist faces expulsion after court takes passport
16 December 2004 - Japanese journalist expelled and banned from Russia for five years
16 December 2004 - Sakharov Prize-winning journalist’s passport confiscated
1 December 2004 - Reporters Without Borders appeals to interior minister over murder of Paul Khlebnikov
22 November 2004 - A new suspect arrested in Paul Khlebnikov murder investigation
15 October 2004 - Court acquits principal suspect in Alexei Sidorov murder
9 September 2004 - Beslan tragedy coverage obstructed
9 September 2004 - Release of Al-Arabiya bureau chief in Moscow
8 July 2004 - Afghan correspondent for Radio Free Europe brutally attacked in Moscow
2 July 2004 - No progress in enquiry a year after kidnapping of AFP journalist in Ingushetia : UN and Council of Europe petitioned
2 June 2004 - NTV journalist sacked and programme dropped
6 May 2004 - Correspondent for the Turkmen service of Radio Free Europe in Moscow beaten up
2 April 2004 - Reporters Without Borders urges French president to raise case of journalist kidnapped in Ingushetia
10 March 2004 - Kazakh opposition newspaper editor arrested in Russia
4 March 2004 - US journalist’s driver-guide held for past three weeks
3 February 2004 - Small bomb goes off outside apartment of journalist who wrote book about Kremlin
2 February 2004 - Russian authorities refuse Danish journalist accreditation
12 January 2004 - Journalist’s brother makes radio plea to kidnappers to free Ali Astamirov, AFP correspondent hostage in Ingushetia

 Serbia-Montenegro


4 October 2004 - Dusko Jovanovic murder: a karate champion charged
13 April 2004 - Call for justice for Slavko Curuvija on fifth anniversary of murder
29 March 2004 - Bomb attempt against Serbian television crew

 Spain


21 October 2004 - ETA renews threats against journalists
21 July 2004 - Supreme Court dismisses daily’s appeal against insulting former King of Morocco

 Tajikistan


24 August 2004 - Independent press subjected to printing obstructions, threats and assault

 Turkey


16 December 2004 - Turkey still far from European standards of press freedom
18 October 2004 - Questions raised about press freedom in Turkey on eve of Erdogan visit to France
24 August 2004 - One month suspension against local radio
15 June 2004 - Pro-Kurd journalists arrested ahead of Nato summit released ; two charged
25 May 2004 - Two sentences infringe press freedom
30 March 2004 - Police brutally beat nine journalists

 Turkmenistan


6 May 2004 - Correspondent for the Turkmen service of Radio Free Europe in Moscow beaten up
19 March 2004 - Second Radio Free Europe journalist released

 Ukraine


29 November 2004 - Opposition journalist beaten up
26 November 2004 - Journalists go on strike
24 November 2004 - Presidential elections marked by press freedom violations
19 November 2004 - Journalist brutally beaten in Kirovograd
18 November 2004 - Growing media harassment a threat to press freedom ahead of presidential elections run-off
3 November 2004 - Kanal 5 journalists call off hunger strike and bring action against broadcasting council
28 October 2004 - Internet increasingly the target of government repression
21 September 2004 - Authorities said death of journalist found hanged was due to an accident
15 September 2004 - Call for a public trial in the case of Georgy Gongadze four years after he went missing
13 September 2004 - Five groups criticise government denial in Gongadze murder
11 August 2004 - Sergiy Sholokh gets refugee status in US
3 June 2004 - Editor of weekly paper beaten up
26 May 2004 - Two online journalists imprisoned
8 April 2004 - Thugs beat up webmaster of political site
25 March 2004 - Gongadze case: Prosecutor’s office refuses transparency at key stage in investigation
13 February 2004 - End to Radio Free Europe on FM - a worrying sign for press freedom
9 February 2004 - Gongadze case: Open letter to the prosecutor-general
14 January 2004 - Online journalist attacked for the second time in less than six months

 United Kingdom


12 October 2004 - Home Secretary David Blunkett challenged over Indymedia website closures

 Uzbekistan


28 October 2004 - Ruslan Sharipov gets asylum in the United States
28 June 2004 - Ruslan Sharipov released on probation
14 June 2004 - Call for Ruslan’s Sharipov’s immediate release
22 April 2004 - A journalist threatened for his coverage of the fight against terrorism
17 March 2004 - Reporters Without Borders urges Chris Patten to intervene on behalf of five jailed journalists