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01/23/2014 03:25 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Journalists In Russia Worry About Criticizing Sochi Olympics In Fear Of Consequences

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Last April, Russian journalist Mikhail Beketov, who had exposed corruption in the construction of a highway linking Moscow to St. Petersburg, died of injuries sustained in a brutal beating he had received years earlier.

Beketov’s case made international headlines, but it was hardly an isolated episode in Russia, where a growing climate of repression of investigative journalism has left many reporters with a difficult choice between self-censorship and doing their job at serious personal risk.

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