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Russia - Mikhail Beketov: a fighter for press freedom

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders expresses deep sorrow at news of the death of Mikhail Beketov (Михаил Бекетов), who never fully recovered from injuries suffered in a violent attack in 2008 – a reprisal for his environmental-protection reporting. Editor in chief of Khimkinskaya Pravda in the city of Khimki, and a fierce defender of local land resources, Beketov led opposition to a plan to build a highway through a nearby forest. On 13 November 2008, Beketov was beaten and left for dead. Though he survived the (...)

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