CPJ Calls on Putin to ensure editors' killers are brought to justice
August 9, 2004 12:00 PM ET
The July 9 slaying of Forbes Russia Editor Paul Klebnikov in the capital, Moscow, is a grim reminder of the years-long pattern of deadly, unchecked violence against journalists in Russia that is damaging your nation's international reputation and depriving your citizens of the independent reporting essential to democracy. Eleven journalists have been murdered in contract-style killings during your tenure--and four others have died as a result of other violent, work-related circumstances--yet no one has been brought to justice for these killings.
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