Monday, January 09, 2012


Russian journalist Hadzhimurad Kamalov was shot dead on December 15 in the Russian Province of Daghestan. Kamalov was a well known reporter in Russia, especially for his work in denouncing corruption in the Russian institutions. He was the executive director of an organization promoting freedom of expression called “Svoboda Slova”, and the founder of the Daghestan newspaper Chernovik. He was killed while leaving his newspaper office, shot 14 times by unknown people, in exactly the day Russians commemorate journalists killed in the line of duty. Kamalov is the fourth journalist killed in Russia this year, for a total of 40 since 2000, making Russia one of the most dangerous place for reporters in the world.

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