Anna Politkovskaya

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Who will be Russia's conscience?

October 24, 2006 9:15 PM ET

Anna Politkovskaya was one of Russia's greatest investigative reporters and one of the world's leading experts on the conflict in Chechnya. At the time of her death, she was preparing to publish a story alleging that Chechnya's Kremlin-backed prime minister, Ramzan Kadyrov, had been involved in torture.

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CPJ fears silencing of critical Web site on Chechnya

October 13, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, October 13, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the closure today of a Russian nongovernmental organization which publishes an online newspaper regarded as one of the few reliable sources of news on Chechnya. The closure comes just six...

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See: CPJ calls on Putin to take responsibility for Politkovskaya murder probe

October 10, 2006 12:00 PM ET

SEE: New York, October 10, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s belated public condemnation today of journalist Anna Politkovskaya's murder but called on him to express unambiguous support for the criminal investigation....

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CPJ condemns slaying of Russian reporter Anna Politkovskaya

October 7, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, October 7, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today’s murder of Anna Politkovskaya, a Russian journalist renowned for her critical coverage of the Chechen conflict. Politkovskaya was found shot to death in the elevator of her apartment building...

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Anna Politkovskaya

October 7, 2006 12:03 AM ET

Politkovskaya, 48, a journalist renowned for her critical coverage of the Chechen conflict, was found slain in her apartment building in Moscow, according to international news reports. The Interfax news agency, citing police, said Politkovskaya had been shot and that...

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CPJ Update

January 20, 2006 10:20 AM ET

CPJ Update December 2006 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists Return to front page | See previous Updates...

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CPJ Update

January 10, 2006 10:17 AM ET

CPJ Update November 2006 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists Return to front page | See previous Updates...

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Russia

March 14, 2005 11:14 AM ET

RussiaA midyear purge of independent voices on state television and an alarming suppression of news coverage during the Beslan hostage crisis marked a year in which Russian President Vladimir Putin increasingly exerted Soviet-style control over the media. Using intelligence agents...

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Independent coverage obstructed in Beslan; detentions, harassment reported

September 7, 2004 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 7, 2004— Independent media coverage of last week’s hostage crisis in Beslan, Russia, was obstructed several times by detentions or harassment, the Committee to Protect Journalists has found. Thirty to 40 heavily armed fighters, allegedly of...

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