Archive: 2004 - November

Remembering Paul Klebnikov; We remember the slain FORBES journalist; James W. Michaels takes a look at how Russia went down a dead end.
Forbes Global, 1 November 2004
Hundreds of friends, colleagues and admirers of slain FORBES journalist Paul Klebnikov memorialized him Oct. 14 at New York's Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church. The service bridged Klebnikov's remarkable 41 years as well as the two cultures that influenced the first editor of FORBES RUSSIA, shot dead in Moscow July 9.
The Reverend Leonid Kishkovsky, an orthodox archpriest from New York's Long Island, officiated with two of the host church's pastors. Joy and suffering are shared articles of the faith, he stressed. Klebnikov's Russian heritage and concern for that nation's people and historic sites were frequently cited. Handwritten sympathies to the editor's widow from Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn were displayed at a reception afterward, at which Russia's ambassador to the UN briefly spoke.
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The assassination of a dream
New York , 1 November 2004, Pohl, Otto
Journalist Paul Klebnikov hoped to return to Russia one day and restore it to greatness. Last summer on a Moscow street, however, Klebnikov was tragically and mysteriously shot dead.
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ICFJ Awards Dinner Honors Three Outstanding International Journalists
PR Newswire (U.S.), 8 November 2004
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will honor three journalists from Algeria, Romania and the United States for their achievements in the face of political and economic threats. This year's Knight International Press Fellowship Awards are being given to Ali Djerri of Algeria, Paul Radu of Romania, and Paul Klebnikov , posthumously, for his work in Russia. The Award annually honors individuals who have done outstanding work and have raised the standards of media excellence in their countries.
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Editor's Death in Russia to Be Examined
Associated Press Newswires , 18 November 2004, By EMILY FREDRIX
WASHINGTON (AP) - Paul Klebnikov lived to investigate stories, his friends and family say. Four months after the journalist's murder in Moscow, they hope to do the same for him. A group of reporters has started looking into the contract-style slaying of Klebnikov, the editor of Forbes Magazine's Russian edition, his brother Peter Klebnikov said Thursday.
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Family of US reporter slain in Russia seeks answers.
Reuters News, 18 November 2004NEW YORK, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Relatives of U.S. investigative journalist Paul Klebnikov who was shot to death in Russia in July said on Thursday they were frustrated at the lack of progress in investigating his killing. Klebnikov, a U.S. citizen of Russian origin who was editor of the Russian edition of Forbes, caused a stir when he became the first to publish a list of Russia's 100 wealthiest magnates.
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Arrest made in Russian Forbes murder case
BBC Monitoring Newsfile, 19 November 2004, Text of report by Russian news agency Interfax
Moscow, 19 November: A resident of Chechnya has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the murder of the chief editor of the Russian version of Forbes magazine.
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Russia police arrest Chechen for US reporter murder.
Reuters News, 19 November 2004
MOSCOW, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Russian police have arrested a third Chechen in their investigation into the murder of a U.S. reporter who wrote about the volatile region and charted the fortunes of the rich, local media reported on Friday. Paul Klebnikov , editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine, was shot dead outside his Moscow office in July. Two Chechens were detained in September after experts said they had matched the pair's pistol with the one used to kill Klebnikov.
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Chechen arrested in killing of American journalist in Moscow
Associated Press Newswires, 19 November 2004
MOSCOW (AP) - A Chechen man has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the July slaying of Paul Klebnikov , the American editor of Forbes magazine's Russian edition, the Interfax news agency reported Friday. A Moscow court issued an arrest warrant for Musa Vakhayev, 40, a resident of the Chechen town of Urus-Martan, Interfax reported, citing an unnamed source at the court. Authorities must charge Vakhayev within 10 days or release him, according to the report.
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DJ Chechen Arrested In Death Of US Forbes Journalist-Report
OsterDowJones Commodity Wire, 19 November 2004
MOSCOW, Nov 19, 2004 (ODC via COMTEX) --
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Chechen Arrested in Death of U.S. Reporter
Associated Press Newswires, 19 November 2004
MOSCOW (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man from Chechnya on suspicion of involvement in the slaying of Paul Klebnikov , the American editor of Forbes magazine's Russia edition who was gunned down outside his Moscow office in July, according to a media report. A Moscow court sanctioned the arrest of Musa Vakhayev, 40, a resident of the Chechen town of Urus-Martan, the Interfax news agency reported Friday, citing an unnamed source in the court. Authorities must charge Vakhayev within 10 days or release him, according to the report.
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Chechen suspect in Klebnikov murder arrested (Part 2)
Interfax News Service, 19 November 2004
MOSCOW. Nov 19 (Interfax) - A Chechen resident has been arrested for suspected involvement in the murder of Paul Klebnikov , the editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine. "Forty-year-old Musa Vakhayev from Urus-Martan has been taken into custody under the Moscow Basmanny Court's sanction issued in response to a plea filed by the Russian Prosecutor General's Office," court sources told Interfax on Friday.
218 words, (c) 2004 Interfax Information Services, B.V.

CHECHEN RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR HIS SUSPECTED ROLE IN MURDER OF U.S. JOURNALIST PAUL KLEBNIKOV - COURT RULING
Interfax News Service, 19 November 2004
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Paul Klebnikov memorial fund plans to give awards to Russian journalists.
ITAR-TASS World Service, 19 November 2004, By Alexander Alexandrov and Andrei Sitov
WASHINGTON DC, November 19 (Itar-Tass) -- The recently established fund in memory of the journalist Paul Klebnikov who was slain in Russia will seek to encourage other journalists to follow in his footsteps.
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Chechen arrested over editor"s killing
The Independent, 20 November 2004
RUSSIA: A Chechen man has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the killing in July of Paul Klebnikov , the American editor of Forbes magazine"s Russian edition, the Interfax news agency reported yesterday. Musa Vakhayev, 40, who lives in Urus-Martan, must be charged within 10 days or be released, according to the report.
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World Briefing Europe: Russia: Chechen Arrested In Killing Of American Editor
The New York Times, 20 November 2004
The authorities have arrested a man from Chechnya on suspicion of involvement in the slaying of Paul Klebnikov , the editor of the Russian edition of Forbes, who was shot four times as he left the magazine's office in Moscow on July 9, the Interfax news agency reported. Two other Chechen men were arrested in the case in September, but they are no longer suspected of being involved, the newspaper Izvestia reported, and a pistol that was seized with them is no longer believed to have been used to shoot Mr. Klebnikov.
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Suspect arrested for journalist's murder
SBS World Watch Bulletins, 20 November 2004
Russian law enforcement authorities have arrested a Chechen man on suspicion of being involved in the killing of Forbes editor Paul Klebnikov. Musa Bakhayev, 40, was taken into custody after being indicted at a Moscow court.
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MEDIA MATTERS; Journalists are working in a dark and dangerous era
Los Angeles Times, 21 November 2004, DAVID SHAW
This is not a good time to be a journalist. Anywhere.
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Chechen Arrested in Klebnikov Case
The Moscow Times, 22 November 2004, Carl Schreck
A Chechen man has been detained in connection with the murder of American journalist Paul Klebnikov .
Musa Vakhayev, 40, a native of the Chechen town of Urus-Martan, was detained in Moscow on Thursday in connection with Klebnikov's murder, a police source told Interfax. Moscow's Basmanny District Court on Friday sanctioned Vakhayev's detention for 10 days at the behest of the Prosecutor General's Office, which is investigating the murder.
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Russia: Klebnikov family calls for journalists worldwide to probe murder
BBC Monitoring Media, 22 November 2004
Text of press release by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on 18 November
Washington, 18 November 2004: The family of slain journalist Paul Klebnikov is calling on reporters worldwide to launch an investigation into the unsolved murder of the Forbes Russia editor, gunned down in a contract-style slaying outside his Moscow office in July, the journalist's brother said today.
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MOSCOW - A Chechen man has been detained in connection with the murder of U.S.
The St. Petersburg Times (Russia), 23 November 2004
MOSCOW - A Chechen man has been detained in connection with the murder of U.S. journalist Paul Klebnikov . Musa Vakhayev, 40, a native of the Chechen town of Urus-Martan, was detained in Moscow on Thursday in connection with Klebnikov's murder, a police source told Interfax. Moscow's Basmanny District Court on Friday sanctioned Vakhayev's detention for 10 days at the behest of the Prosecutor General's Office, which is investigating the murder.
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Heroes of Press Freedom
The Washington Post, 23 November 2004
WHEN THE Committee to Protect Journalists holds its annual awards ceremony tonight in Manhattan, three of the winners will not be present. Aung Pwint and Thaung Tun, Burmese writers and documentary filmmakers, have been in prison since 1999, in Aung Pwint's case for "illegal possession of a fax machine." The third winner, Paul Klebnikov , is being recognized posthumously; in July he became the 11th journalist to be assassinated in Vladimir Putin's Russia for doing his job. Mr. Klebnikov was American, while the other 10 victims were Russian, but they have in common their stubborn courage. According to the CPJ's executive director, Ann Cooper, their cases have something else in common: No one has been brought to justice in any of the killings.
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The Once and Future Soviet Press
The New York Times, 28 November 2004
As the Soviet Union crumbled over a dozen years ago, the world had reason to hope that any new order would provide the basic human freedoms denied millions of people for over 70 years. Two of those fundamental rights are free speech and a free press. Apparently, it is not to be, as the right of a free press has slowly and steadily come under attack in all but three of the 15 republics that once made up the Soviet Union.
A recent analysis of press freedoms in the former Soviet Union by the Committee to Protect Journalists in New York has determined that only the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania cultivated an independent media. The remaining 12 nations have found ways to thwart, control or even kill journalists who dare to investigate the powerful.
511 words, (c) 2004 New York Times Company

Press-freedom groups focus on new problem country; THE OPPENHEIMER REPORT | FOR PAST COLUMNS, GO TO HERALD.COM/COLUMNISTS
The Miami Herald, 28 November 2004
NEW YORK -- An interesting thing happened at the Committee to Protect Journalists' annual fundraiser for embattled journalists in Latin America, Africa and other parts of the world where the news media are under siege: one of the countries raising the most concerns was the United States.
Just as they do every year, the crowd of 850 top U.S. editors from the biggest media organizations gathered at New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel last week for the black-tie dinner to honor the world's most courageous journalists. This year's winners were Svetlana Kalinkina of Belarus, Alexis Sinduhije of Burundi, Aung Pwint and Thaung Tun of Burma, and the late Forbes Russia editor, American Paul Klebnikov
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A dark, dangerous time for journalists
Monterey County Herald, 28 November 2004, By DAVID SHAW
This is not a good time to be a journalist. Anywhere.
Not only have more than 50 news media personnel died in Iraq since President Bush began bombing Baghdad 20 months ago, but in recent months, Paul Klebnikov , editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine, fatally was shot as he left his Moscow office, and Roger Mariano, a crusading broadcaster in the Philippines, was shot 10 times in the back and several more times in the head and left for dead along a rural road en route home. Then, in Turkmenistan, government agents detained Saparmurad Ovezberdiyev, a reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, for several days, blockaded his home for weeks and harassed his family and friends.
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Murdered Forbes editor was investigating regional crime rings - Russian TV
BBC Monitoring Former Soviet Union, 28 November 2004
NTVMir's "Top Secret" programme on 28 November was devoted to the investigation into the murder of Paul Klebnikov , editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine, in Moscow on 9 July 2004. The known details of the murder and the progress of the investigation were set out. Three wide-spread theories of the motives behind the contract killing were looked at in detail. These all suggest Klebnikov had angered various influential people with his work, through the publication of Forbes list of the 100 richest people in Russia, by his controversial book on exiled tycoon Boris Berezovskiy or through his contact with Chechen separatist Khozh Akhmed Nukhayev for his book "Conversations with a barbarian". The latter is the so-called "Chechen connection", the version favoured by the Moscow police.
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Forbes editor murder suspects arrested in Minsk - Russian radio
BBC Monitoring Former Soviet Union , 29 November 2004
Text of report by Russian Ekho Moskvy radio on 29 November
[Presenter] A key suspect in the murder of the editor of Russian version of the Forbes magazine, Paul Klebnikov , has been detained in Minsk, Vremya Novostey newspaper reported today. Andrey Gavrilov has the details.
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Belarusian Police Detain 4 Over US Editor's Murder-Report
Dow Jones International News, 29 November 2004
MOSCOW (AP)--Belarusian police have detained four people in connection with the July slaying of the editor of Forbes magazine's Russian edition, Interfax reported. The killing of Paul Klebnikov , 41, has compounded concerns about the safety of journalists in Russia and about the violence often used to settle scores.
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Belarus seizes suspects in murder of US reporter.
Reuters News, 29 November 2004
MINSK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Belarussian police said on Monday they had arrested several people, including ethnic Chechens, in connection with the murder in Russia of a U.S. reporter. Paul Klebnikov , editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine, was shot dead outside his Moscow office in July. Russian police have said his murder might have been Chechen separatists' revenge for revelations he made in his last book.
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Russia: Murdered Forbes editor was investigating regional crime rings - TV
BBC Monitoring Media, 29 November 2004
NTVMir's "Top Secret" programme on 28 November was devoted to the investigation into the murder of Paul Klebnikov , editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine, in Moscow on 9 July 2004. The known details of the murder and the progress of the investigation were set out. Three wide-spread theories of the motives behind the contract killing were looked at in detail. These all suggest Klebnikov had angered various influential people with his work, through the publication of Forbes list of the 100 richest people in Russia, by his controversial book on exiled tycoon Boris Berezovskiy or through his contact with Chechen separatist Khozh Akhmed Nukhayev for his book "Conversations with a barbarian". The latter is the so-called "Chechen connection", the version favoured by the Moscow police.
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Belarus police arrest suspect in US reporter's murder in Moscow
Agence France Presse, 29 November 2004
MOSCOW, Nov 29 (AFP) - Belarus authorities said Monday that they have detained a suspect in the July killing of the US investigative journalist Paul Klebnikov in Moscow.
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Shady person
Russian Press Digest - Russica Izvestia , 29 November 2004, Alexander Shvarev
A key suspect in Paul Klebnikov 's murder detained in Minsk
According to Vremya Novostey's information, one of the main suspects in the murder case of Paul Klebnikov , editor-in-chief of Forbes' Russian edition, has been detained in Minsk. A man by the name of Kazbek, carrying ID papers with three different names, is believed to have masterminded the attack on the prominent journalist in July.
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Belarus confirms detention of suspected Klebnikov murders
Interfax News Service, 29 November 2004
MINSK. Nov 29 (Interfax-West) - The Belarussian Interior Ministry has confirmed that it has detained four people suspected by the Russian police of involvement in the murder of American journalist and Russian Forbes editor-in-chief Paul Klebnikov . The ministry said two suspects are ethnic Chechen citizens of Russia - Kazbek Dukuzov and Musa Vakhayev.
94 words, (c) 2004 Interfax Information Services, B.V.

Belarussian law enforcers seize suspected murderers of Paul Khlebnikov
Interfax News Service, 29 November 2004
MINSK. Nov 29 (Interfax-West) - Belarussian law enforcers have detained several men suspected of carrying out the murder of Paul Khlebnikov , the American editor-in-chief of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine, a source in Belarussian law enforcement told Interfax on Monday. Khlebnikov was murdered leaving his office in north Moscow in the evening of July 9.
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Klebnikov Suspect Detained in Minsk
The Moscow Times, 30 November 2004, Carl Schreck
A main suspect in the murder of American journalist Paul Klebnikov has been detained by Belarussian authorities after reportedly fleeing to Minsk to hide from Russian authorities. Kazbek Dukuzov, an ethnic Chechen, was detained along with several other people and is being held at a detention facility of the Belarussian Security Services, or KGB, in Minsk, Belarus' Interior Ministry said Monday, Interfax reported.
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Forbes Russia editor probed federal fraud at time of murder: report
Agence France Presse, 30 November 2004
MOSCOW, Nov 30 (AFP) - The killers of US investigative journalist and Forbes Russia editor Paul Klebnikov were trying to prevent him from publishing a book about how senior officials stole federal funds earmarked for the reconstruction of Chechnya, a newspaper report said Tuesday.
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