CPJ welcomes the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ announcement that it found the Colombian state responsible for the abduction, rape, and torture of journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima (pictured above) in 2000. The court ordered the Colombian government to investigate, prosecute, and punish those responsible and to protect female journalists through investing in public programs to support them. (Photo: Abel Cardenas/El Tiempo)
Moscow, Russia Anna Politkovskaya, 48, a journalist renowned for her critical coverage of the Chechen conflict, was found slain in her apartment building in Moscow on October 7, 2006.
While authorities have convicted several people in connection with her murder, her family’s lawyers told CPJ that the mastermind was never held accountable, and “Anna Politkovskaya’s killing remains unsolved.”