Anna Politkovskaya

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Getting Away With Murder 2009

March 23, 2009 12:15 AM ET

CPJ’s Impunity Index spotlights countrieswhere journalists are slain and killers go free New York, March 23, 2009 -- The already murderous conditions for the press in Sri Lanka and Pakistan deteriorated further in the past year, the Committee to Protect...

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For investigative reporters, many risks and some answers

March 13, 2009 1:13 PM ET

Reporters who dig up carefully buried facts about those in power can easily find themselves in danger. In countries where a tradition of watchdog journalism has not yet taken hold, the risks of practicing investigative reporting can be real and...

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Three men acquitted in Politkovskaya murder

February 19, 2009 4:42 PM ET

New York, February 19, 2009--Three defendants in the October 2006 murder of Novaya Gazeta journalist Anna Politkovskaya walked free out of the Moscow District Military Court today after a jury unanimously acquitted them of helping to organize the crime, according...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Russia

February 10, 2009 12:17 AM ET

When Vladimir Putin's handpicked successor, Dmitry Medvedev, won 68 percent of the vote in Russia's presidential election March 2, many saw in the new leader a moderate technocrat who might liberalize the country's press policies. In his May 7 inauguration...

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Murder pushes Novaya Gazeta to request guns

January 23, 2009 2:33 PM ET

In a November 2007 interview, just before receiving CPJ's International Press Freedom Award, Dmitry Muratov, the editor of the embattled Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, recalled the loss of three colleagues to work-related murders in six years. "We have suffered war-like...

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Journalist, human rights lawyer shot dead in Moscow

January 20, 2009 4:50 PM ET

New York, January 20, 2009--A reporter for the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta and a prominent human rights lawyer whose clients included murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya were both shot and killed on Monday. At around 3 p.m., Anastasiya Baburova, 25, and...

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Politkovskaya case: 2 trials, 1 court, many questions

December 11, 2008 7:24 PM ET

About 10 reporters sit on one of two wooden benches in the back of Room No. 4 at the Moscow District Military Court in Moscow. They're gathered for the trial of three defendants accused of playing a role in the...

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CPJ Impact

December 10, 2008 3:05 PM ET

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

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Politkovskaya trial re-opened to media

November 25, 2008 1:08 PM ET

After Judge Yevgeny Zubov overturned a ban on the press attending the trial of three suspects in the murder of Novaya Gazeta journalist Anna Politkovskaya, we released the following statement......

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Politkovskaya trial should be re-opened

November 20, 2008 12:36 PM ET

In response to news reports that a juror in Anna Politkovskaya's murder trial disputed the Moscow District Court's claim that the jury had asked for the closure of proceedings to the press, we issued the following statement......

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