Friday, July 02, 2004
In April of 2002 in the Russian city, Togliatti, a newspaper editor was shot to death in his car. Valery Ivanov was murdered following a series of stories in the Togliatti Observer exposing ties between the local mafia, businesses and corrupt law enforcement agencies in the region. Although shocking, the assassination wasn't necessarily out of the ordinary. Ivanov was the sixth journalist targeted in Togliatti since 1995 - killings documented in the film "The Russian Newspaper Murders," to air as part of the PBS Wide Angle series this week. Bob spoke with the film’s director, Paul Jenkins.