Anna Politkovskaya

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Media face government restriction and pressure on coverage of hostage standoff

October 25, 2002 12:00 PM ET

New York, October 25, 2002—The hostage standoff in central Moscow has highlighted growing restrictions on the Russian media, including this week's passage of legislation banning "propaganda of terrorism" in mass media. Although the legislation has not become law, the government...

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Russia

March 26, 2002 12:03 PM ET

A decade after the demise of the Soviet Union, Russia still struggled to define the limits of free expression. Nowhere was the struggle more intense than in the media. President Vladimir Putin's administration was either directly involved in or held...

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CPJ releases exclusive interview with exiled journalist

November 13, 2001 12:00 PM ET

Russian war correspondent Anna Politkovskaya fled Moscow in early October after receiving death threats in connection with her coverage of the war in Chechnya. She has settled in Vienna, Austria, where she spoke with CPJ Europe consultant Emma Gray....

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Journalist flees to Vienna after receiving threats

October 15, 2001 12:00 PM ET

New York, October 15, 2001—Anna Politkovskaya, a correspondent with Moscow-based newspaper Novaya Gazeta known for her investigative reports on human rights abuses committed by the Russian military in Chechnya, fled to Vienna, Austria, last week. Novaya Gazeta's deputy editor-in-chief, Sergey...

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Military tightens restrictions on journalists in Chechnya

July 27, 2001 12:00 AM ET

New York, July 27, 2001--Under strict new rules prescribed by the Russian military, journalists covering the ongoing conflict in Chechnya must be accompanied by an official from the press service of the Interior Ministry at all times....

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