Anna Politkovskaya

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Beyond the Bulgarian umbrella

September 15, 2008 6:31 PM ET

"The current situation has made it necessary for the First Main Directorate (PGU) of [Russia's] KGB to give the First Main Directorate of [Bulgaria's] Ministry of Internal Affairs the following special means: devices for silent, mechanical ejection of special needles,...

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Three charged in the murder of Anna Politkovskaya

June 18, 2008 12:00 PM ET

RUSSIA: New York, June 18, 2008—Three men have been charged in connection with the October 2006 assassination of Novaya Gazeta journalist Anna Politkovskaya, the Investigative Committee at Russia’s Prosecutor-General’s Office announced today. With these charges, investigators have completed a preliminary...

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CPJ Impact

June 1, 2008 2:00 AM ET

June 2008 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Getting Away with Murder 2008

April 30, 2008 3:20 PM ET

CPJ's Impunity Index ranks countries where killers of journalists go free New York, April 30, 2008 -- Democracies from Colombia to India and Russia to the Philippines are among the worst countries in the world at prosecuting journalists' killers according...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Preface

February 5, 2008 12:11 PM ET

By Christiane AmanpourMurder is a terrifying reality for independent journalists around the world. A group or government embarrassed by a critical report hires a gunman rather than a lawyer to silence the messenger. More than 60 journalists were killed for...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Russia

February 5, 2008 10:38 AM ET

RUSSIA Constitutional constraints posed little problem for a term-limited President Vladimir Putin, who appeared certain to hold power long after his tenure was due to end in 2008. The popular, two-term president hopped into the parliamentary race in the fall,...

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A year after Politkovskaya slaying, signals are not encouraging

October 4, 2007 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency, One year after the assassination of Novaya Gazeta investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya, the response by your nation's law enforcement, judicial, and political institutions remains under intense international scrutiny. In Russia and across the world, leaders and citizens expect an investigation that is diligent, transparent, and free of political influence. Thus far, the signals have not been encouraging.

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CPJ Update

September 1, 2007 2:10 AM ET

September 2007 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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In a benchmark verdict, Russian court convicts 5 in reporter’s murder

August 30, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 30, 2007—A court in Russia’s west-central republic of Tatarstan has convicted five members of a criminal gang in the 2000 murder of Novaya Gazeta journalist Igor Domnikov, the newspaper reported today. The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomed...

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