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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Journalist Deaths




MOSCOW -- Eleven journalists were killed in Russia last year, compared to 15 in 1997, Oleg Panfilov of the Glasnost Defense Foundation said at a news conference Friday.


Over 60 attacks were staged against journalists throughout the CIS in 1998. Journalists were charged with criminal offenses four times, Panfilov said.


No journalists were killed in January. However, attacks were carried out against four journalists and three editorial offices. Seven journalists were dismissed unfairly, 43 were involved in trial investigations and seven are currently under arrest.