Anna Politkovskaya

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In Russia, four formally charged in Politkovskaya murder as new suspect emerges

August 29, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 29, 2007—Four of the 10 suspects detained in the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya have been formally charged, a defense lawyer told the independent radio station Ekho Moskvy. A warrant has been issued for the detention...

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In Russia, suspects arrested in Politkovskaya murder

August 27, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 27, 2007—Ten suspects have been arrested in the October 2006 assassination in Moscow of investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya, Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika told a news conference today. The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomed the development but...

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Reporters, CPJ brief Congressional caucus on dangers facing Russian journalists

June 28, 2007 12:00 PM ET

Washington, June 28, 2007—Two exiled Russian journalists and a CPJ representative told the Congressional Human Rights Caucus today about widespread impunity in journalist murders in Russia and the perils facing independent journalists who cover the volatile North Caucasus....

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Anya's Paper: CPJ Special Report

May 22, 2007 12:00 AM ET

Long before Anya Politkovskaya was slain, her newspaper suffered devastating losses. Yet Novaya Gazeta pushes ahead, investigating corruption, abuse and the deaths of its own reporters....

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Man charged, sought in Politkovskaya murder

May 12, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 12, 2008—The Investigative Committee at Russia’s Prosecutor-General’s Office announced today that 34-year-old ethnic Chechen Rustam Makhmudov has been charged in absentia with murdering Novaya Gazeta journalist Anna Politkovskaya, according to local news reports. The Investigative Committee issued...

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CPJ Update

April 1, 2007 2:00 AM ET

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

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In Moscow, second Klebnikov murder trial starts tomorrow

February 14, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 14, 2007--The second jury trial of two Chechen men charged in the July 2004 slaying of Forbes Russia Editor Paul Klebnikov will start tomorrow in Moscow. The Committee to Protect Journalists urges court officials to make the...

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Attacks on the Press in 2006: Preface

February 5, 2007 12:00 PM ET

By Anderson CooperSilence. When a journalist is killed, more often than not, there is silence. In Russia, someone followed Anna Politkovskaya home and quietly shot her to death in her apartment building. The killer muffled the sound of the gun...

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Attacks on the Press in 2006: Introduction

February 5, 2007 12:00 PM ET

By Joel SimonAs Venezuelan elections approached in November, President Hugo Chávez accused news broadcasters of engaging in a "psychological war to divide, weaken, and destroy the nation." Their broadcast licenses, he said, could be pulled--no idle threat in a country...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Europe and Central Asia Analysis

February 5, 2007 11:54 AM ET

Getting away with murder in the former Soviet states By Nina Ognianova The assassin in a baseball cap who gunned down Anna Politkovskaya outside her Moscow apartment used a silencer. But reverberations from the contract-style slaying of Russia's icon of...

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