Paul Klebnikov

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Russia

February 5, 2007 11:14 AM ET

RUSSIA As Russia assumed a world leadership role, chairing the Group of Eight leading industrialized nations and the Council of Europe’s powerful committee of ministers, the Kremlin cracked down on dissent and shrugged off astounding attacks on critics and journalists....

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Putin pledges to protect journalists

February 1, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 1, 2007—Responding to an international outcry over the murder of Russia’s top investigative reporter, President Vladimir Putin vowed today to protect the press, a pledge welcomed by the Committee to Protect Journalists. For the first time Putin...

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Chechnya police may be behind Politkovskaya murder, Russian officials tell CPJ

January 23, 2007 12:00 PM ET

Moscow, January 23, 2007—Russia’s prosecutor general has opened a criminal investigation into several police officials in Chechnya who may have killed reporter Anna Politkovskaya because she was about to publish an article alleging their involvement in torture. The information was...

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Supreme Court overturns acquittal in Klebnikov murder

November 9, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, November 9, 2006 — The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the decision today by Russia’s Supreme Court to overturn the acquittal of two suspects in the assassination of Forbes Russia editor Paul Klebnikov and order a retrial. The...

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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 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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U.S. Senate issues condemnation in Klebnikov killing

July 28, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 28, 2006—The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved a resolution condemning the July 2004 murder of Forbes Russia Editor Paul Klebnikov, U.S. Sens. Sam Brownback and Hillary Clinton announced this week. The resolution calls on Russia’s government to...

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Violent Censorship

July 24, 2006 4:25 PM ET

Violent Censorship By Ann Cooper The Moscow Times www.themoscowtimes.com...

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As G8 summit nears, CPJ urges examination of Russia’s press record

July 13, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 13, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists urges leaders of the Group of Eight industrialized nations to raise concerns about Russia’s press freedom record when they gather in St. Petersburg on Saturday. CPJ is particularly alarmed by Russia’s...

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