Readers of Chechnya Weekly in the New York area will be interested in a briefing by Musa Muradov hosted by the Committee to Protect Journalists, scheduled for November 24. Muradov, editor in chief of the Chechen newspaper Groznensky rabochy and Chechnya correspondent for the independent Moscow daily Kommersant, is widely considered to be one of the most objective and authoritative journalists covering Chechnya. He will discuss the tactics used by the Kremlin to silence independent reporting and analysis, the impact of Chechnya’s recent presidential election campaign, and likely political developments there in the near future. His talk is to take place on Monday, November 24, at 2.00 p.m. at the United Nations Correspondents’ Association Club in the 3rd floor press area in the UN Secretariat; entrance is from First Avenue and 46th Street in Manhattan.
For further information, contact Alex Lupis, Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator of the Committee to Protect Journalists, at