According to the published annualreport of the International Committee to Protect Journalists, in one year Russia has moved from 9th to more "honorable" 8th place in the list of countries where crimes against journalists, i.e., a so-called Index of impunity, remain unpunished.
On the situation in Russia as far as the murders of journalists by the terrorist gang of of the FSB are concerned, the CPJ report states:
- "Despite recent international pressure and domestic pledges to address impunity, little progress was reported in the last year in winning convictions in journalist murders.
Russia moved up one spot in this year's index, reflecting three murders committed in 2009. In all, 18 press killings have gone unsolved since 2000. Two of the journalists killed in 2009 worked for a single newspaper, the independent Novaya Gazeta.
The victims included the internationally respected reporter and human rights defender ...