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At around 9 pm on 9 October 2003 Alexei Sidorov, chief editor of the Togliatti Review, left the newspaper’s offices in the city centre. He drove home and parked his car a few blocks away from his apartment. When Sidorov reached the corner of the block of flats where he lived he was attacked and stabbed repeatedly. He managed to reach the stairwell entrance and call for help. The ambulance only arrived forty minutes later by which time Sidorov was dead. Following Valery Ivanov’s murder Alexei Sidorov took over as chief editor of the newspaper in May 2002. The appointment was not universally popular and certain of the staff left to work for a rival publication. The Togliatti Review lost some of its edge, appearing less frequently and including fewer dramatic exposés. There was a drop in the print run, the paper experienced financial difficulties and there was talk of selling it to a new owner.
Name the bastard. Anna Politkovskaya did not do it, so I will, for both of us...You may succeed in silencing one man but the howl of protest from around the world will reverberate, Mr Putin, in your ears for the rest of your life. May God forgive you for what you have done, not only to me but to beloved Russia and its people".
Russia has the second position in the world in the number of journalists killed in the last ten years while doing their job, according to the report of the International News Safety Institute (INSI). The first place is given to Iraq, where war was going on quite recently. Russian journalists mainly become victims of contract murders, says the report.
Russia is ranked as the third deadliest place in the world to be a journalist and the ninth worst country for solving journalist murders.
Tlisova has faced persistent government intimidation and persecution for her reports on the Kremlin's often brutal efforts to suppress the Islamic and Chechen insurgencies in the North Caucasus. In 1998, she was severely beaten and hospitalized for two months; the perpetrators were never identified. From 2004 to 2007, Tlisova was arrested and detained five times with no legal explanation, and in 2005 she was abducted by Federal Security Service (FSB) agents, who burnt cigarettes on her fingers.
In her presentation titled “Brutal Censorship: Targeting Journalists in the North Caucasus”, Fatima profiled eight journalists who have been marginalized by the Kremlin through forced exile, unjustified criminal prosecution or institutionalization or outright execution. Like Natalya Estemirova, who from 2006-2009 reported for Novaya Gazeta and Kavkazki Uzel. In 2009, she was abducted and assassinated, leaving her daughter an orphan; Russia subsequently refused permission to the United Nations to conduct an investigation of Estemirova’s murder. Having personally known the late journalist, Tlisova was visibly moved during this part of her presentation.
Tlisova also offered policy recommendations on how the international community could support press freedom in Russia, including the implementation by foreign embassies and NGOs of rescue operations for human rights activists and journalists in danger.
...The 1933 Famine Genocide in Ukraine was covered up for years by the Soviets and the Western media.
Joseph Stalin, with his agriculture minister Lazar Kaganovich, intentionally orchestrated a mass famine in the Ukraine.
In the space of just one year, approximately seven million Ukrainian people died at the hands of the Soviet's brutal agricultural policies.
Over 25'000 people died every day of starvation, malnutrition and disease.
Prominent Western writers, such as Englishman George Bernard Shaw and American Walter Duranty, wrote elaborate stories supporting the myth that there was no famine.
President Roosevelt had ulterior motives, and Duranty's reports provided the perfect media backdrop to secure a trade agreement with Stalin without any dissent....
Duranty told us how there was no genocide, and it was all lies and anti-Communist propaganda. We believed him. His lies were so compelling that he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1933. Two British journalists wrote about the genocide in the Ukraine and Duranty dismissed them as fiction. The American public believed him. These two journalists, Gareth Jones and Malcolm Muggeride, were only praised for their factual contribution to history once they had died.... www.truth-it.net...
So YES the media in the USA LIES!