Journalists killed in Russia

The dangers to journalists in Russia have been well known since the early 1990s but concern at the number of unsolved killings soared after 2006.

Russia ranks sixth on list of countries most dangerous for journalists

Anna Politkovskaya, commentator with Novaya gazeta, Moscow, shot in her apartment building's elevator.

Politkovskaya investigation continues

Attorney/Journalist Stanislav Markelov shot dead in Moscow

Anastasia Baburova murder case/Defendants plead not guilty

Dmitry Kholodov's murder case

Vladislav Listyev's murder case,9171,982682,00.html?iid=chix-sphere

Update on Investigation of Kholodov/Listyev Murders

Olga Kotovskaya/Possible murder, not suicide

Konstantin Popov beaten to death by police

Shafig Amrakhov shot to death

Newspaper editor Valery Ivanov assassinated

More than 300 journalists killed in Russia since 1993, says joint report

Murders in Russia
("The Obama administration may want to remind President Medvedev of his promise to investigate the killings of journalists in his country.")

Journalists’ murders go unsolved in Russia

Is Russia's Press Freedom Dead? Review of the Politkovskaya murder and other cases,1518,443543,00.html

European Parliament Slams Russia’s Courts
(Recognizes Russian courts failure to resolve murders of numerous Russian journalists)

Russia pledges to pursue journalist murder probes

Journal articles:
Crime Without Punishment
("Journalists’ lives are of little value in Russia, where deaths go uninvestigated and murderers are rarely brought to account")

The most dangerous place
("Last year, Ukraine, along with Russia, became the most dangerous place in the world for journalists to work")

Committee to Protect Journalists
52 Journalists Killed in Russia since 1992/Motive Confirmed
(statistical information)

International Press Institute: Death Watch
("IPI includes in its "Death Watch" journalists and media staff who were deliberately targeted because of their profession - either because of their investigative reporting or simply because they were journalists.")

IFEX: International Freedom of Expression Exchange
Over 28,000 reports regarding keywords: Russian Journalists Murder
(This database includes the violent, premature or unexplained deaths of journalists in Russia recorded by the country's own media monitors since the early 1990s. Each entry…offers a narrative account of the journalist's work and death based mainly on monitoring information gathered in Moscow by the Glasnost Defence Foundation and the Centre for Journalism in Extreme Situations.)

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