Report and Database – Violence Against Journalists

 Mr John Crowfoot, Russia analyst, International Federation of Journalists, informs us of the launching last year of a report and a database devoted to violence against journalists in Russia.


In 2009, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) launched ‘Partial Justice. An Inquiry into the Deaths of Journalists in Russia, 1993-2009‘ report, a review into the deaths of more than 300 Russian journalists since 1993. The report is available in pdf format at


An online database lanched in 2009 contains, in both English and Russian, individual accounts of all the deaths and disappearances of journalists (editors, photographers, directors of media outlets) since the early 1990s. The database includes the violent, premature or unexplained deaths of journalists in Russia recorded by the country’s own media monitors since 1993. Each entry offers a narrative account of the journalist’s work and death based mainly on monitoring information gathered in Moscow by the Glasnost Defence Foundation and the Centre for Journalism in Extreme Situations.

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