Attacks on the Press 2010: Russia

Committee to Protect Journalists Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) –

Top Developments
• Some progress in journalist murder probes, but attacks continue with impunity.
• FSB given broad detention powers in measure that targets critical media.


Key Statistic
Unsolved journalist murder cases that Russia’s top investigators pledged to reopen.

The nation’s top investigative agency reopened a series of unsolved journalist murders and reported progress on several fronts. But with convictions elusive, impunity in anti-press attacks continued to stain the nation’s international image. Russia ranked eighth on CPJ’s 2010 Impunity Index, reflecting one of the worst records in the world, as all but one of 19 press murders since 2000 went unsolved. While no journalists were murdered in 2010, at least one reporter was brutally beaten in retaliation for his work. And that assailant, like nearly all attackers in anti-press cases, remained at large.

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Russia

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