Analyses and data track press freedom conditions, Jean-Paul Marthoz details the European Union’s inconsistent approach to press freedom. Nina Ognianova describs Russia’s struggles to combat impunity in journalist murders.
Europe & Central Asia
“Impunity on Trial” details a series of journalist murders in Russia since 2000 and the government’s inability to bring justice in most of the cases. [View a larger version of the video here.]
Russian investigators have adopted a more serious tone when discussing unsolved journalist murders, but officials still lack the will to apprehend the masterminds of the killings. The lack of convictions takes a serious toll on investigative journalism.
5 Imprisoned in December 2011, the highest number in the region.
Country reports in this chapter were researched and written by Nina Ognianova, CPJ’s Europe and Central Asia program coordinator, along with CPJ Research Associate Muzaffar Suleymanov, CPJ’s Brussels-based senior adviser, Jean-Paul Marthoz, and CPJ’s U.K.-based consultant, Elisabeth Witchel.