Censorship by Killing
Of far greater concern to us is the murder of journalists in peacetime in retaliation for their professional work. In all three years, journalists working on crime stories or investigating official corruption were most vulnerable to this kind of murder. The former Soviet Union states have seen many of these cases. Even though the governments may not be directly responsible for a majority of them, they nevertheless underline the weakness of law enforcement — a situation that these governments are in the best position to improve.
Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe, Freedom of the Media, www.osce.org/fom/publications/yearbook9899/II/157.html.