Natalya Estemirova

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Attacks on the Press in 2011: Impunity Still the Norm in Russia

February 21, 2012 11:21 PM ET

Russian investigators have adopted a more serious tone when discussing unsolved journalist murders, but officials still lack the will to apprehend masterminds of the killings. The lack of convictions takes a serious toll on investigative journalism. By Nina Ognianova...

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Estemirova investigation on wrong track, colleagues say

July 18, 2011 3:31 PM ET

Two years ago, as she was leaving home on a hot Wednesday morning in Grozny, several attackers forced Natalya Estemirova, the prominent journalist and human rights defender, into a car. A young witness--who later fled for fear of reprisal--recalled...

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Getting Away With Murder

June 1, 2011 12:02 AM ET

CPJ’s 2011 Impunity Index spotlights countrieswhere journalists are slain and killers go free...

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Mission Journal: A visit to Russia's Supreme Court

October 19, 2010 12:33 PM ET

At the end of our recent mission to Moscow, our delegation squeezed in one final official meeting. Vyacheslav M. Lebedev, the chief justice of Russia's Supreme Court, had sent word only the night before that he would receive us....

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Russia pledges to pursue journalist murder probes

September 30, 2010 3:15 AM ET

Moscow, September 30, 2010--Top Russian investigators have pledged to pursue 19 cases of murdered journalists presented to them by a delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists, reopening several closed cases and pursuing new leads in a number of other...

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CPJ seeks thorough investigation into Estemirova murder

July 15, 2010 3:16 PM ET

New York, July 15, 2010—On the first anniversary of the brutal murder of prominent journalist and human rights defender Natalya Estemirova, the Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Russian authorities to thoroughly probe professional motives and aggressively pursue all...

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Getting Away With Murder

April 20, 2010 12:01 AM ET

CPJ’s 2010 Impunity Index spotlights countrieswhere journalists are slain and killers go free New York, April 20, 2010—Deadly, unpunished violence against the press has soared in the Philippines and Somalia, the Committee to Protect Journalists has found in its newly...

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CPJ seeks information on Estemirova murder in Russia

February 26, 2010 3:50 PM ET

New York, February 26, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities investigating the July 2009 murder of prominent Russian journalist and human rights defender Natalya Estemirova to publicize their progress on the case seven months after the crime....

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Why a killing in Chechnya is an international issue

February 16, 2010 12:54 AM ET

By Nina Ognianova The day before, Natalya Estemirova had seen off two colleagues from Moscow. Yelena Milashina, a reporter with the newspaper Novaya Gazeta, and Tanya Lokshina, an advocate with the international group Human Rights Watch, had traveled to...

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Natalya Estemirova case must be solved, say CPJ, PEN

October 29, 2009 9:36 AM ET

President Medvedev: On the day PEN American Center and the Committee to Protect Journalists join together for a public tribute to slain independent journalist and human rights defender Natalya Estemirova, we call on you to ensure that both her assassins and those who sent them to her doorstep are brought to justice.

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