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RFE/RL contributor Mykola Semena was formally presented an indictment by Russian authorities on charges of “separatism” on January 20, in a case that has come to symbolize the suppression of media freedom on the Russia-annexed Crimea.

RFE/RL Crimea journalists win Burke Award

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors has recognized the professionalism and courage of the RFE/RL Ukrainian Service’s Crimea desk by presenting it with the 2016 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award.

Protests grow against media crackdown in Crimea

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International media groups have intensified efforts to support Mykola Semena, a Crimean journalist and contributor to RFE/RL, calling on Russian authorities to allow him to leave the peninsula to receive medical care.