Pavel Sheremet

Pavel Grigorievich Sheremet (Russian: Павел Григорьевич Шеремет, Belarusian: Павел Рыгоравіч Шарамет, 28 November 1971 – 20 July 2016) was a Belarusian-born Russian journalist who was imprisoned by the government of Belarus in 1997, sparking an international incident between Belarus and Russia. The New York Times has described him as “known for his crusading reports about political abuses in Belarus”[1] and “a thorn in the side of Lukashenko’s autocratic government”.[2] He was awarded the Committee to Protect Journalists’ International Press Freedom Award in 1999 and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Prize for Journalism and Democracy in 2002. Continue reading

Mustafa Nayyem

Mustafa Masi Nayyem ( Ukrainian : Мустафа Найєм , Pashto : مصطفی نعیم ) is a Ukrainian journalist, MP and public figure of Afghan origin. Formerly he was a reporter for the newspaper “Kommersant Ukraine”, the TVi channel , and the internet newspaper Ukrayinska Pravda . He also participates in Ukrainian journalists’ anti- censorship movement, “Stop the censorship!” ( Ukrainian : Стоп цензурі ! , Stop tsenzuri!), And Hromadske.TV . On the parliamentary elections on October 26, 2014 he was elected to the Ukrainian parliament on the list of Petro Poroshenko Bloc . [2] Continue reading