Journalists in Russia, 1993 to 2009 Deaths and Disappearances

1 12 2009

URL: http://journalists-in-russia.org/journalists/. Source: International Foundation for Journalists in collaboration with the Russian Union of Journalists, the Glasnost Defence Foundation and the Centre for Journalism in Extreme Situations.

The murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya in October 2006 shocked the world. “Yet for every Anna, there have been many less widely known journalists killed for their work across Russia,” says the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) in a groundbreaking report on the 313 Russian journalists killed since 1993. The report also reveals that the total impunity that existed for killers of journalists until 1997 has gradually receded, and that an increasing number of investigations have led to prosecutions and a form of “partial justice.”

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