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Killing of Dagestani journalist must be investigated

December 15, 2011 5:05 PM ET

New York, December 15, 2011--Today's murder of Gadzhimurad Kamalov, founder of the independent newspaper Chernovik in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan today is a lethal blow to press freedom, said the Committee to Protect Journalists....

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Defending the middle ground of online journalism

November 14, 2011 6:57 PM ET

It's easy to use polarizing descriptions of online news-gathering. It's the domain of citizen journalists, blogging without pay and institutional support, or it's a sector filled with the digital works of "mainstream media" facing financial worries and struggling to offer...

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Editor shot and killed in Dagestan

August 11, 2009 4:02 PM ET

New York, August 11, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the slaying in Dagestan today of Abdulmalik Akhmedilov, an editor known for his critical commentary, and urges Russian authorities to thoroughly probe journalism as the motive. Akhmedilov, 32, left, was shot...

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Investigative journalist severely beaten

November 19, 2008 5:34 PM ET

New York, November 19, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the brazen attack on Edik Baghdasarian, the editor of the Yerevan-based online newsmagazine Hetq. Three unidentified men ambushed Baghdasarian on Monday outside his office and badly beat him....

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Two years without Anna

October 7, 2008 2:58 PM ET

I met Anna Politkovskaya in person only once, in 2005. She was in New York to collect yet another journalism award, and stopped by CPJ one October afternoon. I remember her crossing the lobby with an even, determined step....

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Beyond the Bulgarian umbrella

September 15, 2008 6:31 PM ET

"The current situation has made it necessary for the First Main Directorate (PGU) of [Russia's] KGB to give the First Main Directorate of [Bulgaria's] Ministry of Internal Affairs the following special means: devices for silent, mechanical ejection of special needles,...

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One journalist killed, another beaten in North Caucasus

September 4, 2008 4:51 PM ET

New York, September 3, 2008--Authorities must thoroughly investigate the murder in Dagestan of Telman Alishayev, a reporter and host for the Islamic television channel TV-Chirkei, and the severe attack in Kabardino-Balkariya against Miloslav Bitokov, editor-in-chief of the independent weekly Gazeta...

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Press freedom in the news 9/4/08

September 4, 2008 12:10 PM ET

Killings and attacks on journalists in the North Caucasus region of Russia continues to be in the news today, with Philadelphia-based newspaper The Bulletin running a story about the violence. Web site Reclaim the Media has reporting about the...

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Web site owner killed in police custody in Ingushetia

September 3, 2008 8:50 PM ET

New York, September 2, 2008--Russian federal authorities must undertake a thorough, independent, and transparent investigation into Sunday's shocking death of Magomed Yevloyev, owner of the popular news Web site Ingushetiya, who was killed in the custody of police in Ingushetia,...

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Putin and the tiger

September 3, 2008 6:17 PM ET

This Monday, the fourth anniversary of the Beslan school hostage crisis, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sedated a Siberian tiger to save--or so legend has it--a state television crew. As survivors of the Beslan tragedy gathered at the graveyard outside...

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