January 01, 2007

Freedoms Found and Lost

In the 1990s, Russia’s media emerged from the dark night of  Soviet censorship.
Yet, over the last six years, the State has been engineering mass-media consolidations and cracking down on independent press outlets. Is the future going dark for a free press in Russia?


Anna Politkovskaya, Russia’s most prominent investigative journalist, was murdered on October 7, 2006. Returning from grocery shopping on a grey Saturday afternoon, she walked into her apartment building on Lesnaya street in central Moscow and was shot in the back and in the head by an unidentified assassin who was waiting for her. 

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