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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

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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