May 3, 2007

Russia: Press Freedom Under Threat

Russia is among the top three nations where press freedom has deteriorated the most over the last five years, reports RFE/RL.

A new report, compiled by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists to mark World Press Freedom Day today, found that almost a dozen journalists in Russia have been murdered since 2002. The report focuses on the 10 countries where press freedom has most deteriorated. Russia stands in third place, below Ethiopia and Gambia.

The U.S. State Department also criticized Russian media freedom this week and expressed “grave concern” over the October killing of investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya.

Academics Blogs - Blog Top Sites