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Documentary and debate on combatting impunity for killed journalists in Dagestan (Russia)

June 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The European Endowment for Democracy, International and European Federations of Journalists and the Russian Union of Journalists cordially invite you to

The Word and the Bullet

A 15 minute documentary followed by a debate on combatting impunity for killed journalists in Dagestan.

Wednesday, 11 June @18:00

European Endowment for Democracy (EED)

Avenue des Gaulois 29 (near Merode), 1040 Brussels

Language of event: English & Russian

For two decades Russia has consistently been one of the highest killing grounds for journalists with over 330 journalists killed since 1990. While many died in accidents and caught in the cross fire of conflicts too many have been the subject of targeted killings where the killers are rarely prosecuted.

This film by the Russian Union of Journalists focuses on the Northern Caucasus region of Dagestan where instability and civil unrest have seen dozens of journalists and activists killed over the years. It was made as part of a campaign for justice for the killers of journalist Akhmednabi Akmednabiyev who was shot dead outside his house in July 2013 after a series of threats and one previous failed assassination attempt.

Moderator:  Nadezda Azhgikhina, Vice President of European Federation of Journalists and Secretary of the Russian Union of Journalists (TBC)


  • Ali Kamalov, Chair of Dagestan Journalists Union

  • Svetlana Svistunova, Film Director and RUJ safety expert

  • IFJ/EFJ speaker

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June 10, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm




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