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Attacks on the Press: Enjoying Spotlight, Shirking Accountability

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Countries hosting the Olympics assume global obligations. What if they renege? By Nina Ognianova and Kristin Jones

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Kazbek Gekkiyev, a VGTRK television reporter, was killed by suspected Islamist guerillas, investigators claimed. (AP/VGTRK Russia)

Harsh punishment would not fix Russian impunity

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Every second crime committed in Russia goes unsolved, President Vladimir Putin said Friday, addressing a conference of the nation’s high-ranking Interior Ministry officials. “The low crime-detection rate and impunity for the criminals do not serve justice but undermine public trust in law enforcement agencies, as well as the state per se,” Putin said, according to…

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CPJ testifies on global threats to freedom of expression

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CPJ Deputy Director Robert Mahoney testified before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in Washington on Wednesday, highlighting global attacks on press freedom and, in particular, assaults on the press in Honduras, Russia, and Turkey.

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Nadira Isayeva (AP/Sergei Rasulov)

Q&A: Nadira Isayeva on exile from Dagestan, in US

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Nadira Isayeva, a 2010 CPJ International Press Freedom Award winner, has been living in exile since she left her native Dagestan, in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus, in November 2011. Isayeva, the editor-in-chief of the independent weekly Chernovik, had been harassed by security forces for her relentless, critical coverage of their heavy-handed anti-terrorism operations in the…

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Getting Away With Murder

CPJ’s 2012 Impunity Index spotlights countrieswhere journalists are slain and killers go free

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

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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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Attacks on the Press in 2011: Journalists Killed

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Murders decline, but fatalities rise during coverage of protests. Photographers and freelancers pay an especially high price. Pakistan is the world’s most dangerous nation.

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Attacks on the Press in 2011: Russia

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Authorities detained at least six journalists covering December protests over flawed parliamentary elections, but in a rare phenomenon Kremlin-controlled television reported on demonstrations that brought tens of thousands of Muscovites onto the streets. In December, a gunman killed the founder of the weekly Chernovik, the 20th work-related murder in Russia since 2000. CPJ advocated extensively…

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For journalists, coverage of political unrest proves deadly

Journalists die at high rates while covering protests in the Arab world and elsewhere. Photographers and freelancers appear vulnerable. Pakistan is again the deadliest nation. A CPJ special report

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Journalist Gadzhimurad Kamalov was shot to death late Thursday night by a masked assailant. (AP)

Russia must act after murder of Dagestani paper founder

New York, December 16, 2011–Russian authorities must carry out an urgent and effective investigation into Thursday night’s assassination of Gadzhimurad Kamalov, founder of the independent weekly Chernovik, which had tackled highly sensitive topics in the southern republic of Dagestan, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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