GLASNOST DEFENSE FOUNDATION'S DIGEST No. 312 (January 9, 2007)
GLASNOST DEFENSE FOUNDATION'S DIGEST
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Conflicts registered by GDF Monitoring Service on Russian Federation's territory in 2006.
Deaths of journalists:
Vaghif Kochetkov, newspaper Trud, Tula; Ilya Zimin, NTV television channel, Moscow; Vyacheslav Akatov, special reporter, Delovaya Moskva TV show, Moscow - in Moscow Region; Anton Kretenchuk, cameraman, 38th TV Channel, Rostov-on-Don; Yevgeny Gerasimenko, newspaper Saratovsky Rasklad, Saratov; Vlad Kidanov, freelance journalist, Cheboksary; Alexander Petrov, editor-in-chief, Pravo Na Vybor magazine, Omsk - in Altai Republic; Vyacheslav Plotnikov, reporter, 41st TV Channel, Voronezh; Anna Politkovskaya, observer, newspaper Novaya Gazeta, Moscow.
Journalists' deaths, TOTAL: 9 (versus 7 in 2005 and 14 in 2004).
Vsevolod Kukushkin, newspaper Sport-Express, in St. Petersburg; Abdel
Munem, Al-Jazirah reporter, Moscow; Yuri Smirnov, cameraman, TVC Channel,
Saratov; Olga Kiriy, Channel One reporter, Vladikavkaz; crew of reporters
for Equipage TV show, Nizhny Novgorod; Sergey Davydov, editor of crime
news division, newspaper Togliattinskoye Obozreniye, Samara Region; Andrei
Yundin, editor-in-chief, ATV Company, Stavropol; Malika Gortikova, reporter,
newspaper Serdalo, Ingushetia; Yulia Vassilyeva, reporter, Rossiya TV
Channel, St. Petersburg; Valery Ustinov, reporter, ITAR-TASS Ural news
agency, Yekaterinburg; Roman Kulguskin, freelance reporter from St. Petersburg
- in Moscow; Yuri Padalko, reporter, Pravda-Info web portal, Moscow; Dmitry
Borko, photo reporter, Grani.ru and Alexei Savelyev, photo reporter, Stringer
magazine, both from Moscow; Boris Kosarev, reporter, Regnum news agency,
Moscow; Vladimir Voronov, correspondent, Novoye Vremya magazine, Moscow;
Viktor Volkov, freelance reporter, Moscow Region; Rustam Fakhretdinov,
newspaper Vechernyaya Tyumen, Tyumen; Marina Litvinovich, editor-in-chief,
website Pravdabeslana.ru, Moscow; Boris Pashkov, cameraman, and Yulia
Vassilyeva, reporter, Vesti TV show, both from St. Petersburg; Vladimir
Pozharsky, reporter, Express-Gazeta, Moscow; Vladimir Rakhmankov, editor,
web newspaper Kursiv, Ivanovo; crew of reporters for TNT Channel, Moscow;
Elkhan Mirzoyev, reporter, NTV Channel, Moscow; Natalya Gorchakova, correspondent,
newspaper Taghilsky Rabochiy, Sverdlovsk Region; Roman Super, correspondent,
RTVi Company, Moscow; Sergey Surazakov, freelance reporter, Tyumen; Sofia
Nikitina, correspondent, newspaper Zdravstvuite!, and Yuri Permenko, Orthodox
Eparchy press service member, both from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky; Andrei
Stenin, reporter, Gazeta.ru, Moscow; Alexander Yegortsev, journalist,
Russkiy Vzglyad TV show, Yekaterinburg; Marina Obrazkova, reporter, and
Alexander Yakov, photo correspondent, both from newspaper Noviye Izvestia,
Moscow; Natalya Aristova, editor-in-chief, Avtomatizatsiya v Promyshlennosti
magazine, Moscow; Irina Gureyeva, editor, newspaper Nevskaya Zarya, Leningrad
Region; Boris Reitschuster, reporter, German magazine Focus, Moscow; Alexei
Konovalov, reporter, Vologda Regional TV Company, Vologda Region; Ivan
Kudryavtsev, reporter, newspaper Listok, Altai Republic; Evelina Gigul,
photo correspondent, newspaper Vzglyad, Moscow; Maria Baklanova and Konstantin
Yenin, both of Gubernia TV Company, Khabarovsk; Vladlen Volkov, editor-in-chief,
newspaper Don, Voronezh; Dmitry Yermolayev, editor, CIS and Eastern Europe
division, Rossiyskiye Vesti weekly, Moscow; Yekaterina Archikova, reporter,
City-FM radio station, Moscow; Tatyana Stepanova, reporter, newspaper
Studencheskaya Pravda, Samara; Natalya Vladimirskaya, editor, district
newspaper Prizyv, Karelia Republic; Natalya Gornakova, reporter, newspaper
Taghilsky Rabochiy, Sverdlovsk Region; Anna Zorina, correspondent, newspaper
Studencheskaya Pravda, Moscow Region; Alexander Boychenko, reporter, newspaper
Studencheskaya Pravda, Moscow; Ilya Azovsky, former editor-in-chief, newspaper
Pravda Severo-Zapada, Arkhangelsk; Vassily Melnichenko, reporter, newspaper
Territoriya Narodnoy Vlasti, Sverdlovsk Region; Ivan Vassilyev, reporter,
newspaper Studencheskaya Pravda, Yakutsk; Alexander Panov, editor, newspaper
Kultura, Moscow - twice; Vladimir Samborsky, reporter, and Alexei Zubov,
cameraman, both of Channel Four, Sverdlovsk Region; Mikhail Zubov, editor-in-chief,
newspaper Pushkinsky Vestnik, Moscow Region; Leonid Yakimov, reporter,
newspaper Gazeta Na Dom, Jewish Autonomous Region; Andrei Sharonov, cameraman,
Vesti TV show, Chita; Diana Artyomova, reporter, Fifth Summit radio station,
Yulia Bychkova, reporter, and Roman Agayev, cameraman, Pyatigorsk TV/Radio
Company, all of Stavropol Region; Maria Runova, reporter, newspaper Mir
Novostei, Moscow; Yevgeny Asmolov, photo correspondent, InterPress news
agency, St. Petersburg; Alexei Druzhinin, photo correspondent, Politichesky
Zhurnal, Moscow; Yegor Sorokin, photo correspondent, newspaper Chernovik,
Makhachkala; Fyodor Bykhanov, freelance reporter, Altai Region; Eduard
Kitashov, reporter, Chelovek I Zakon magazine, Moscow; Anna Absalyamova,
editor, Sobytia news show, Regional TV Company, Yekaterinburg; Natalya
Polyakova, reporter, Municipal TV Company, and Andrei Bogachov, MTV cameraman,
both from Volgograd; Elena Milashina, division editor, newspaper Novaya
Gazeta - assaulted in Beslan, North Ossetia, in February 2006.
Assaults on editorial offices:
Newspaper Nasha Zhizn, Kaliningrad Region; Interaz TV Channel, Moscow; newspaper Mineralniye Vody, Stavropol Territory; newspaper Prizyv, Stavropol Territory; newspaper Uryankhai-Nedelya, Tuva Republic; Taghil-Press news agency, Sverdlovsk Region; newspaper Russkiy Vestnik, Moscow; newspaper Bezhetskaya Zhizn, Tver Region; newspaper Patriot, Moscow; NSN-Balashov TV Company, Saratov Region; REGNUM-VolgaInform news agency branch, Chuvashia; newspaper Orlovskiye Novosti, Oryol.
Assaults on editorial offices, TOTAL: 12 (versus 12 in 2005 and 15 in
Facts of censorship:
STS-Komi TV Company, Komi Republic; TV-3 Channel, St. Petersburg; Bryanskoye Vremya with Igor Sherman TV show, Bryansk; newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda v Karelii, Karelia Republic; Gorod TV show, Bryansk; Rossiya TV Channel, Moscow; newspaper Niva, Murmansk Region; Channel One, Moscow; newspaper NEW-TON, Omsk; Region-Tyumen TV/Radio Company, Tyumen; newspaper Mirovozzreniye, Moscow; Kovrov.ru website, Vladimir Region; TeleCom television company, Pskov; RosRegistratsia agency, Moscow; Krasnodar Territory Administration's press service; Domashny TV Channel, Moscow; news media in Saratov University, Saratov; Ishchem Vykhod radio program, Kabardino-Balkaria; newspaper Berdsky Courier, Novosibirsk Region; newspaper Ulitsa Svobody, Moscow; newspaper Novy Sever, Komi Republic; TV Adzharia Channel, Moscow Region; newspaper Gorod, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region; Channel 31, Chelyabinsk; Saratov State TV/Radio Company, Saratov; Russian-language edition of Forbes magazine, Moscow; NTV Channel, Moscow; newspaper Parma Gor, Komi Republic.
Facts of censorship, TOTAL: 28 (versus 23 in 2005 and 29 in 2004)
Lawsuits filed against journalists and media outlets:
Newspaper Versiya, Moscow; Abdullah Ekayev, founder and editor, newspaper Tverskoy Advokat, Tver; Vyacheslav Kalinin, newspaper Gazovik, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region; Vladimir Shalygin, editor, independent newspaper Vasha Alternativa, Volgograd Region; Nikolai Goshko, deputy editor, newspaper Odintsovskaya Nedelya, Moscow Region; Yuri Guzenko, founder and editor, newspaper Provintsia, Maritime Territory; Anna Smirnova, editor-in-chief, newspaper Nash Region Plus, Vologda; Igor Rudnikov, newspaper Kaliningradskiye Noviye Kolyosa, Kaliningrad; Alexander Nazarov, editor-in-chief, Political News Agency Urals, Chelyabinsk; newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets v Karelii, Petrozavodsk; Igor Mogilyov, editor, newspaper Ya Russkiy, Astrakhan Region; Nikolai Polyakov, editor-in-chief, newspaper Vestnik, Bryansk Region; Andrei Karaulov, Moment Istiny TV show, Moscow; Ivan Gerassimov, editor-in-chief, newspaper Parabellum, Chelyabinsk; newspaper Chernovik, Makhachkala; Alexander Kalutsky, editor-in-chief, newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets v Belgorode, Belgorod; Viktor Shmakov, founder and editor-in-chief, newspaper Provintsialniye Vesti, Ufa; newspaper Rostovskaya Nedelya, Yaroslavl Region; Vassily Mitrofanov, newspaper Listok, Altai Republic; Vladimir Rakhmankov, editor-in-chief, web newspaper Kursiv, Ivanovo; Vladimir Anikin, editor, newspaper Astrakhanskaya Derzhava, Astrakhan; Irina Tikhovova, editor-in-chief, Pskov News Bureau, Pskov - thrice; Dmitry Belov, editor, newspapers Vecherny Kurgan and Promyshlenniye Vesti Urala, Kurgan; Sergei Gromov, reporter, newspaper Vladimirsky Krai, Vladimir Region; Vyacheslav Molokoyedov, editor-in-chief, newspaper Pora, Kursk Region; newspaper Vechernyaya Perm, Perm; newspaper Spassk, Maritime Territory; Ilya Azovsky, editor-in-chief, newspaper Pravda Severo-Zapada, Arkhangelsk; Yuri Ishchenko, editor-in-chief, newspaper Novoye Delo, Nizhny Novgorod; newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda, Nizhny Novgorod; Oleg Berezovsky, reporter, newspaper Kaliningradskiye Noviye Kolyosa, Kaliningrad; newspaper Permsky Obozrevatel, Perm; Alexander Kosvintsev, editor-in-chief, newspaper Rossiysky Reporter, Kemerovo; newspapers Risk and Ochevidets-Komok, Tuva Republic; Viktor Volkov, freelance reporter, Moscow Region; Vladimir Korolyov, photo correspondent, Permsky Obozrevatel weekly, Perm; Nikolai Sokolov, reporter, newspaper Tovarishch Ver, Maritime Territory; Irina Grebneva, editor, newspaper Arsenyevskiye Vesti, Maritime Territory; Mikhail Afanasyev, editor-in-chief, web newspaper Novy Focus, Khakassia; Anatoly Drushchenko, publisher, newspaper Zerkalo, Tomsk Region; Marina Dobrovolskaya, reporter, Budni TV show, Krasnoyarsk; Sergey Chachin, editor-in-chief, newspaper Na Doroge Zhizni, Leningrad Region; V. Kobitz, director, Pulsar-TV Company, Krasnodar Territory; Dmitry Tashlykov, observer, newspaper Vladimirsky Krai, Vladimir Region; Ayrat Dilmukhametov, reporter, newspaper Provintsialniye Vesti, Bashkiria.
Lawsuits, TOTAL: 48 (versus 42 in 2005 and 35 in 2004)
Unlawful dismissals of journalists/editors:
Natalia Gergert, reporter, newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets v Omske, Omsk; Tatyana Kuznetsova and Anna Palyura, both of newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda-Sakhalin, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk; Olga Kotovskaya, creative director, independent TV company Kaskad, Kaliningrad; Yulia Lyakhovish, director, municipal channel Soyuz-TV, Perm Region; Tatyana Kaminskaya, editor-in-chief, newspaper Gorodskiye Vesti, Volgograd; Dmitry Podgorchuk, newsroom editor, and Irina Barsukova, crime news editor, both of Kaskad TV/Radio Company, Kaliningrad; Elena Glukhova, editor-in-chief, district newspaper Berega, Yaroslavl Region; Galina Suroyeva, editor, newspaper Niva, Murmansk Region; Marina Mikhailova, editor-in-chief, newspaper Avangard, Amur Region; Galina Okuneva, editor, newspaper Bolsheselskiye Vesti, Yaroslavl Region; Irina Bannikova, editor, newspaper Selskaya Pravda, Altai Territory; Anatoly Levin, editor, district newspaper Zarya Priobya, Altai Territory; Svetlana Lobago, editor, newspaper Donetsky Rabochiy, Rostov Region; Nikolai Lyutoyev, editor, newspaper Parma Gor, Komi Republic.
Dismissals, TOTAL: 16 (versus 11 in 2005 and 5 in 2004)
Detentions by police (FSB, etc.):
Vitaly Bochkaryov, freelance reporter, and Sergey Mikhailov, newspaper Listok, both in Altai Republic; Roman Zakharov, GDF correspondent in North-Western Federal District, St. Petersburg; Vitaly Cherkasov, journalist and president of Chita Human Rights Center; Vladimir Shalygin, editor, independent newspaper Vasha Alternativa, Volgograd Region - thrice; Boris Kosarev, correspondent, Regnum news agency, Moscow; Alexei Semyonov, editor, ORTV Channel, Krasnoyarsk; Alexander Nazarov, editor-in-chief, Political News Agency Urals, Chelyabinsk; Ivan Gerassimov, editor-in-chief, newspaper Parabellum, Chelyabinsk; Vladimir Zolotukhin, editor, newspaper Vperyod, Krasnoyarsk Territory; crew of reporters for TNT-Perm, Perm; Igor Mogilyov, editor, newspaper Ya Russkiy, Astrakhan Region; Mikhail Shevchuk, reporter, newspaper Kommersant, St. Petersburg; Boris Stomakhin, editor, newspaper Radikalnaya Politika, Moscow; Yevgeny Khamaganov, reporter, newspaper Inform Polis, Ulan-Ude; Bogdan Lisovoy, staff correspondent, newspaper Studencheskaya Pravda, Moscow; Valery Gavel and Dmitry Sergeyev, both of TV-21 Company, Murmansk Region; Sergey Mikheyev, photo correspondent, newspaper Kommersant, Moscow Region; Viktor Korb, editor-in-chief, and Tatyana Ilyina, editor, both of DO-Info news agency, Omsk; group of reporters covering Greenpeace action in Moscow's Red Square; Viktor Shmakov, founder and editor-in-chief, newspaper Provintsialniye Vesti, Ufa; Yuri Kalyukov, editor-in-chief, and Alexander Semyonov, reporter, both of newspaper Ulyanovsk Segodnya, Ulyanovsk; Aydar Buribayev, reporter, Russian-language edition of Newsweek magazine, Moscow; Artyom Leonov, reporter, newspaper Prizyv, Karelia; Andrei Stenin, reporter, web portal Gazeta.ru, Moscow; Gennady Nikolayev, Yulia Yanbayeva and Elena Volkovskaya, reporters for Novy Region news agency, Volgograd; Alexander Yegortsev, reporter, Russkiy Vzglyad TV show, Yekaterinburg; Dmitry Belov, editor, newspapers Vecherny Kurgan and Promyshlenniye Vesti Urala, Kurgan; crew of reporters for Kaliningrad branch of VGTRK TV Company, Kaliningrad Region; Sergey Sverchkov, reporter, newspaper Pravda, St. Petersburg; Vladimir Brodovsky, reporter, newspaper Kommunist Petrogradskoi Storony, St. Petersburg; Pavel Sotnik and Mikhail Yudin, NTV-Peterburg, Leningrad Region; Maxim Butkevich, reporter, Ukrainian TV Company "Studio 1 + 1" - in St. Petersburg; Pavel Smolyak, reporter, Moscow Echo radio station, St. Petersburg; Ayke Korfhage and Henning Wallerius, reporters for German radio station "Hertz 97,8" - in St. Petersburg; Indrek Kijsler, Estonian Radio; Ain Toots, Radio 4, and Krister Paris, newspaper Eesti Paevaleht, all detained in Leningrad Region; Vitaly Akimov, reporter, newspaper Vecherny Peterburg, and Pavel Viktorov, reporter, web portal Kasparov.ru, both detained in St. Petersburg; Vladimir Danilin, photo correspondent, newspaper Studencheskaya Pravda, Astrakhan; Mikhail Yeliseyev, press secretary, United Civil Front, St. Petersburg; Larissa Troyegubova, editor-in-chief, newspaper Baleisky Rabochiy, Chita Region; Fatima Tlisova, editor-in-chief, Regnum news agency's North Caucasus branch, with Juliana Rufus and Nicholas Tedi, CMI Agency, Britain, all detained in Kabardino-Balkaria; Vladimir Korolyov, photo correspondent, Permsky Obozrevatel weekly, Perm; Kira Vassilyeva, reporter, newspaper Noviye Izvestia, Moscow; reporters for news agency Interfax, newspaper Moy Rayon and web portal Kasparov.ru - all detained in Moscow; Vadim Rechkalov, reporter, newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets, Moscow; crew of reporters for Kaliningrad TV/Radio Company, Kaliningrad Region; Ali Naibov, reporter, newspaper Orlovskaya Iskra, Oryol; Vadim Shtepa, reporter, Political News Agency, Petrozavodsk; crews of reporters for five Krasnoyarsk-based TV companies - all detained in Krasnoyarsk Territory; Pavel Romanov, NTV, Moscow; Ilya Barabanov, reporter, web newspaper Gazeta.ru, Moscow - twice; crew of reporters for REN-TV, Moscow; Yevgeny Asmolov, photo correspondent, InterPress news agency, St. Petersburg; Sergey Chachin, editor-in-chief, newspaper Na Doroge Zhizni, Leningrad Region; Konstantin Kutsyllo, photo correspondent, web newspaper Gazeta.ru, Ilya Vasyunin, newspaper Novaya Gazeta, and Igor Yakovlev, web magazine Panorama Sovremennoi Politiki - all detained in Moscoe; Yegor Sorokin, photo correspondent, newspaper Chernovik, Makhachkala; Danila Shiryayev, reporter, Moscow Echo radio station, St. Petersburg; Denis Lazarev, cameraman, Ural Television Agency, Yekaterinburg; Susanne Scholl, reporter, Vladimir Yuldashev, cameraman, and Alexander Matveyev, sound engineer, all of ORF television company (Austria), detained in Chechnya; Irina Tikhonova, founder of Pskov News Bureau, Pskov; Kristof Wanner, Deutsche Welle correspondent, Grozny; Yevgeny Yepanchintsev, ITAR-TASS staff correspondent, Chita; Vassily Melnichenko, reporter, newspaper Territoriya Narodnoy Vlasti, Sverdlovsk Region.
Detentions, TOTAL: 75 (versus 47 in 2005 and 37 in 2004)
Legal claims to journalists and media outlets:
Legal claims, satisfied: 80, with a total of RUR 33,628,000 paid in compensation
Legal claims, satisfied: 161, with a total of RUR 5,350,692 pain in compensation
Legal claims, satisfied: 115, with a total of RUR 20,784,111 paid in
Access to information denials (including bans on audio/video recording
and photography; denials of accreditation; restrictions on visits to or
presence at events held in government agencies, at industrial enterprises,
in state institutions, etc.), TOTAL: 240 (versus 233 in 2005 and 213 in
Threats to journalists/media outlets:
Alexander Sveshnikov, deputy editor-in-chief, newspaper Bogatey, Saratov; Andrei Yundin, Андрей Юндин, editor-in-chief, ATV Company, Stavropol; Arthur Gasparyan, reporter, newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets, Moscow; crew of reporters for Novosibirsk State TV/Radio Company, Novosibirsk; newspaper Vechernyaya Tyumen, Tyumen; TV Master Company, Krasnodar Territory; several media outlets in Lipetsk; Yevgeny Khamaganov, reporter, newspaper Inform Polis, Ulan-Ude; Yuri Guzenko, editor, independent district newspaper Provintsia, Maritime Territory; reporters for newspaper Baikal-Novosti, Irkutsk; Murat Gukemukhov, Regnum and Radio Liberty reporter in Karachaevo-Cherkessia; Sayana Mongush, reporter, web portal Tuva.online, Kyzyl; Nadezhda Popova, reporter, newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda, Moscow; crew of reporters for Russia Today TV channel, Ulan-Ude; Yuri Utkin, reporter, Blitz TV/Radio Company, Murmansk; Dodojon Atovuloyev, editor, newspaper Charogi Ruz, Moscow; Vassily Mitrofanov, reporter, newspaper Listok, Altai Republic; reporters for newspaper Gazeta 35, Vologda; Mikhail Yeliseyev, press secretary, United Civil Front, St. Petersburg; reporters for newspaper Permsky Obozrevatel, Perm; Ruslan Gorevoy, reporter, newspaper Versiya, Moscow - twice; Viktor Volkov, freelance reporter, Moscow Region - twice; Yevgenia Albats, broadcaster, Moscow Echo radio station, Moscow; Viktor Bulavintsev, editor-in-chief, newspaper Chestny Detektiv, Vladivostok; Pavel Kononov, reporter, newspaper Severny Komsomolets, Arkhangelsk; Olga Brener, reporter, newspaper Novaya Gazeta v Voronezhe, Voronezh; reporter for ZabInfo news agency, Chita; Tatyana Monoyenko, reporter, Vesti TV show, Novosibirsk; Vladimir Posner, Alexei Simonov, Mikhail Sitnikov, all from Moscow; Boris Vishnevsky, St. Petersburg; crew of reporters for 41st Domashny TV Channel, Sverdlovsk Region; Andrei Sharonov, cameraman, Vesti TV show, Chita; Viktor Shamayev, reporter, Kasparov.ru web portal, Penza; Andrei Voronoy, reporter, newspaper Yezhednevniye Novosti, Vladivostok; newspaper Novaya Gazeta, Moscow - twice; newspaper Arkhangelsk, Arkhangelsk; Yevgeny Sholokh, reporter, newspaper Utro Rossii, Vladivostok; Nikolai Goshko, reporter, newspaper Odintsovskaya Nedelya, Moscow Region; Anatoly Vozhakov, editor-in-chief, newspaper Provintsia, Krasnodar Territory; Marina Litvinovich, editor, website Pravdabeslana.ru, Moscow.
Threats, TOTAL: 43 (versus 25 in 2005 and 28 in 2004)
Attempts to drive media outlets from leased premises:
Newspaper Vecherny Karpinsk, Sverdlovsk Region; newspaper Pestovskaya Pravda, Novgorod Region; newspaper Ivanovo-Press, Ivanovo; newspapers Prizyv and Vladimirskiye Vedomosti, Vladimir; newspaper Sever, Arkhangelsk Region; Perm branch of Journalists' Union of Russia, Perm.
Attempts, TOTAL: 7 (versus 10 in 2005 and 16 in 2004).
Printing/distribution service denials:
Newspapers Krasny Put and Pravda, both in Omsk; newspapers Permsky Obozrevatel - 5 times, Vechernyaya Perm - twice, both in Perm; newspaper Orlovskaya Iskra, Oryol - thrice; newspaper Iskra, Kaliningrad - twice; newspaper Kaliningradskiye Noviye Kolyosa, Kaliningrad - twice; newspaper Nasha Gazeta, Kemerovo; newspaper Ivanovo-Press, Ivanovo - twice; Belarussian newspapers Narodnaya Volya, Tovarishch and BDG-Delovaya Gazeta, all in Smolensk; newspaper Permsky Obozrevatel, in Kirov - twice; newspaper Za!Razum, Izhevsk; newspaper Ivanovo-Voznesensk, Ivanovo Region; newspaper NEW-TON, Omsk; newspaper Provinstialniye Vesti, Ufa; newspaper Pestovskaya Pravda, Novgorod Region; newspaper Vladimirsky Krai, Vladimir Region; newspaper Nasha Gazeta-Nezavisimaya, Ulyanovsk Region; newspaper Achinskaya Gazeta, Krasnoyarsk Territory; newspaper Selskaya Tribuna, Samara Region - twice; newspaper Saratovsky Reporter - in Penza; newspaper Voronezhskoye Obozreniye, Voronezh; newspaper Rubezh, Arkhangelsk Region; newspaper Narodnoye Veche, Maritime Territory; news media in Saratov University, Saratov; newspaper Chestny Detektiv, Vladivostok; newspaper Gorodskiye Vesti, Bashkiria; newspaper Birskaya Gazeta, Bashkiria; newspaper Khronograf Togliatti, Samara Region; Alliye Parusa magazine, Vladivostok.
Denials, TOTAL: 50 (versus 38 in 2005 and 33 in 2004).
Media outlets switched off/suspended:
TVC Channel, Arkhangelsk Region; city radio in Krasnokamsk, Perm Region; MTK Company, Arkhangelsk Region; Plus 12 TV Company, Tula; Radio Mayak, Tyumen Region; Vek-TV Channel, Vladimir Region; Divan TV Company, Volgograd; Pulse Radio, Ulan-Ude; TV Master Company, Krasnodar Territory; TNT-Perm Company, Perm; Channel One, Rossiya, Kultura and CTC Channels, all in Far East; CTC Channel, Perm Region; CTC Channel, Novosibirsk; TeleCom Company, Pskov; CTC-Alexin Channel, Tula Region; СТС Channel, Kostroma; Pulsar-TV Company, Krasnodar Territory; Moscow Echo radio station, Yekaterinburg.
Media switched off/suspended, TOTAL:18 (versus 23 in 2005 and 19 in 2004).
Newspaper Ivanovo-Voznesensk, Ivanovo Region; newspaper Yo, Vladimir; newspaper Angusht, Republic of Ingushetia; newspaper Listok, Altai Republic; newspaper Vremya, Kursk; newspaper Kaliningradskiye Noviye Kolyosa, Kaliningrad Region; newspaper Vechernyaya Perm, Perm - thrice; newspaper Sobytiya Donskoy Nedeli, Rostov-on-Don; Delovoy Mir Kolymy magazine, Magadan; newspaper Permsky Obozrevatel, Perm - twice; newspaper Kamskiye Izvestia, Perm; newspaper Slovo, Ulan-Ude; newspapers Volya Naroda and Provintsialniye Vesti, Ufa; Smolensk magazine, Smolensk; newspapers Shelekhovsky Rabochiy and Situatsiya, Irkutsk Region; newspaper Avangard, Amur Region; newspaper Narodnoye Veche, Maritime Territory - twice; newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda-Chuvashia, Republic of Chuvashia; newspaper Professional, Sverdlovsk Region; newspaper Gorod, Khhanty-Mansi Autonomous Region; newspaper Obyedinyonny Grazhdansky Front - twice, in Moscow and Ulyanovsk Region.
Confiscations, TOTAL: 28 (versus 28 in 2005 and 30 in 2004).
Media outlets terminated:
Newspaper Vladimirsky Aktsent, Vladimir; Segodnya TV show, Moscow; newspaper Primorskiye Vesti, Vladivostok; newspaper Provintsia, Maritime Territory; newspaper Gorodskiye Vesti, Volgograd; newspaper Nash Region Plus, Vologda; newspaper Lyuberetskiye Vesti, Moscow Region; newspaper Novodvinsky Rabochiy, Arkhangelsk Region; Naryan-Mar TV Company, Nenets Autonomous Region; newspaper Novosti v Novosibirske, Novosibirsk; Nizny Novgorod Telegraph Agency, Nizhny Novgorod; newspaper Bryanskaya Nedelya, Bryansk; СТС-Komi Channel, Syktyvkar; newspaper Iskitimsky Rabochiy, Novosibirsk Region; website Openrussia.info; newspaper Tsaritsyn-Stalingrad-Volgograd: Den za Dnyom, Volgograd; newspaper Gazeta 35, Vologda; Obshchestvennoye Mneniye TV show, Saratov; Itogi TV show, Krasnodar Territory; newspaper Kaliningradskiye Noviye Kolyosa, Kaliningrad; newspaper Berega, Yaroslavl Region; newspaper Nedelya Goroda, Volgograd Region; Budni TV show, Krasnoyarsk; Ishchem Vykhod radio show, Kabardino-Balkaria; newspaper Chestny Detektiv, Vladivostok.
Media outlets terminated, TOTAL: 26 (versus 23 in 2005 and 16 in 2004).
Other forms of pressure/violation of journalists' rights: 300 (versus
344 in 2005 and 269 in 2004).
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