FOCUS: The high price for Russian freedom of expression
Recent attacks on journalists in Russia are yet another reminder that investigating sensitive subjects, such as corruption, is risky. 3 journalists and an environmental activist have been targeted in recent weeks. One of the last independent newspapers, Novaya Gazeta - Anna Politkovskaya's paper - is threatened with closure. President Medvedev promises he will punish the guilty and defend freedom of expression. But with the murders of 18 journalists still unsolved, is it a promise he can keep?