The Crackdown on NGOs
Read more about the government crackdown and watch undercover video shot inside the Russian Supreme Court when Chelysheva's human rights group was ordered to shut down.
Human Rights First
The non-profit human rights group based in Washington, DC and New York issues regular updates on human rights abuses in Russia. This press release details the Russian Federal Supreme Court ruling earlier this year to close the Russian Chechen Friendship Society (RCFS) and its work documenting human rights abuses in Chechnya and the Northern Caucasus.
The Paul Klebnikov Fund
This Web site and fund, administered by the International Center for Journalists, was set up in memory of Paul Klebnikov, the first editor of Forbes Russia, who was murdered in Moscow in July 2004. The fund provides internships to young Russian journalists and offers "courage in journalism" awards for senior reporters in Russia carrying on Klebnikov's work.
Moscow: Rich in Russia
In this FRONTLINE/World broadcast from October 2003, New York Times reporter Sabrina Tavernise takes viewers on a tour of the companies and characters that ushered in Russia's capitalist era. Also, read profiles of the oligarchs at the vanguard of that economic transformation.
War of Ideas: Requiem
2006 marked one of the deadliest years on record for journalists. In this March 2007 FRONTLINE/World broadcast, essayist Sheila Coronel looks at the dangers journalists confront as they try to tell their stories and pays special tribute to reporters working in the Philippines, Russia, Turkey, Zimbabwe, China and Iraq who have been killed, jailed, or exiled for speaking the truth to power.
Murder in St. Petersburg -- Russian hate crimes on the rise
Kelly Whalen's FRONTLINE/World report, "Murder in St. Petersburg" follows the story of Nikolai Mikhailovich Girenko, a prominent defender of minority rights, who was gunned down in his home in the summer of 2004. His death was mourned by human rights defenders around the world.