Mikhail Beketov

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Beketov still recovering from attack a year later in Russia

December 4, 2009 3:41 PM ET

Those familiar with Mikhail Beketov’s ordeal describe his survival as nothing short of a miracle. The once fit, towering 51-year-old who campaigned on environmental issues and criticized his city government’s policies through the pages of his newspaper is now gone....

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Russia must effectively investigate Beketov case

November 12, 2009 4:52 PM ET

We issued this statement on the first anniversary of the brutal attack on Mikhail Beketov, editor-in-chief of the Khimki-based independent newspaper Khimkinskaya Pravda, who was beaten nearly to death and left in his backyard. Beketov had criticized the Khimki administration’s...

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Joel Simon on environmental journalism

April 1, 2009 5:38 PM ET

Environmental reporting around the world is under siege. Newsrooms in the United States are slashing budgets for the beat, and repressive countries are taking action to stifle reporting. Journalists are facing threats to their work--and sometimes, their lives. In the current...

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In Russia, independent paper faces harassment

February 12, 2009 2:53 PM ET

We issued this statement today after the Russian press reported the brief detention and harassment by Khimki police of two people handing out copies of the independent newspaper Khimkinskaya Pravda, whose editor, Mikhail Beketov, remains hospitalized two months after unknown...

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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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CPJ calls on Medvedev to address impunity

February 4, 2009 3:49 PM ET

Dear President Medvedev: CPJ is outraged by the January 19 murder of Anastasiya Baburova, the 25-year-old freelance correspondent for the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta who was gunned down in broad daylight in downtown Moscow, along with human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov.

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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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Press freedom in the news 12/01/08

December 1, 2008 11:41 AM ET

South Africa's Mail & Guardian has more coverage of the Mikhail Beketov case today. Beketov, an editor of a Moscow-based newspaper, was brutally beaten and left for dead more than two weeks ago and remains in a coma. The Houston...

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Russian editor still threatened after assault

November 17, 2008 12:54 PM ET

We issued the following statement today in response to Russian news reports of ongoing death threats via cell phone against Mikhail Beketov, the hospitalized editor-in-chief of the independent newspaper Khimkinskaya Pravda, who was severely beaten on Wednesday... ...

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