NY Times on the journalists being attacked in North Caucasus

A television reporter was mortally wounded and a newspaper editor was severely beaten in Russia’s north Caucasus region, the third attack on journalists in three days in the volatile area.

Telman Alishaev, a reporter for Islamic TV in Dagestan, died Wednesday after being shot on Tuesday while sitting in his car, an Interior Ministry spokesman said. Miloslav Bitokov, who edits a weekly newspaper in Kabardino-Balkaria, a region in southern Russia, was hospitalized for head injuries after being attacked outside his home on Tuesday.

The assaults followed the killing on Sunday in nearby Ingushetia of Magomed Yevloyev, a journalist and prominent critic of Ingushetia’s president. Mr. Yevloyev was arrested and fatally shot in the head in what the police called an accident. A rights official from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe called the killing an “assassination.”


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