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

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


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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