In a statement, the committee said prosecutors had started a libel investigation against Aron, editor in chief of the newspaper "Vo," following a 2004 article that said a local official participated in a drunken brawl.
It also said that Makhlov, founder of the weekly newspaper "Dvornik," had been targeted in a libel investigation in what Makhlov alleges was retaliation for articles criticizing a local prosecutor and a closed fraud case.
Olga Romanova (courtesy photo)
Just when it seemed impossible for Russian television to become any less controversial, the new owners of REN-TV announced on November 28, 2005, that they were pulling popular and respected journalist OLGA ROMANOVA off the air for at least three months. REN-TV is considered by many to be the last remaining independent television stations with a national reach. Romanova has vowed to fight the station's decision, saying she will take the case to court...(more)