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The NUJ campaigned, along with the International Federation of Journalists and a range of media freedom campaigning groups, for an independent international inquiry into the death of Ukrainian journalist Gyorgy Gongadze. The latest news on the case can be found at www.londonfreelance.org/gongadze/

February 2006: Trial has been repeatedly postponed, it is not known when it will resume.

9 January 2006: The trial of three suspects accused of involvement in the murder of Gyorgy Gongadze adjourned until 23 January.

March 2005: Ukrainian police say they have identified the people who abducted Gyorgy Gongadze.

January 2005: Preliminary report from inquiry.
Yuschchenko declared President of Ukraine.

November 2004: "Orange" revolution in Ukraine. Presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko vows to solve murder.

October 2004: An international inquiry into the murder of Gyorgy Gongadze issues a memorandum to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, calling on them to urge the secretariat of the Council to launch a new inquiry into the case.

July 2004: Journalists publish a collection of documents on the Gongadze case.

November 2003: The International Federation of Journalists announces the launch of an independent inquiry into the murder.

September 2003: The NUJ organises a public meeting on the third anniversary of the death of Gyorgy Gongadze.

August 2003: NUJ issues statement slamming Council of Europe over Ukraine report. NUJ statement

April 2003: The International Federation of Journalists issues a report on Ukraine, following a visit to the country by Aidan White, General Secretary of the IFJ, and John Barsby, former President of the NUJ.
 
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