In a landmark move, Russian authorities bring charges against Sergei Dorovskoi
, a former deputy governor and alleged mastermind in the 2000 attack that killed Novaya Gazeta
reporter Igor Domnikov
. Russia has a poor record of impunity
in the cases of murdered journalists, which increases intimidation and acts of violence against the press. Journalists face harassment and threats of legal action; the state media regulator issues warnings to enforce censorship
; and reporters are attacked
while investigating claims that Russian soldiers are fighting in Ukraine.