ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 10, 2006
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) A closer look at the lack of journalistic freedom in Russia in light of the contract murder of reporter Anna Politkovskaya noted; scenes shown from her funeral. [International News Safety Inst. Rodney PINDER- says killing a journalist is cheap censorship.] Photos shown of the 13 journalists murdered since President Vladimir Putin took office. ["New Yorker" magazine editor David REMNICK - says this was a deliberate assassination of a journalist where press freedom has been wiped out; states the government absolutely controls Russian television.] [In interview, Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE - says the Russian government has a heavy burden to find the killers.]
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