Member of St.Petersburg YABLOKO organisation Ekaterina Kolesova
was awarded Artyom Borovik prize. This prize is awarded for
achievements in the field of independent journalism and journalistic
Kolesova obtained her prize for the series of articles devoted
to journalistic investigations in St.Petersburg’s Novaya Gazeta.
“Everyone heard about the Major Yevsyukov case (Ed. the police
officer who shot people in a large department store just because
he allegedly “felt upset”, the head of the Moscow Police tried
to protect Yevsyukov and was dismissed only after loud public
discontent), we had had such case as early as in 2001: a policeman
shot students”, Kolesova says.
It was very difficult to make the authorities to file a criminal
case, and after long trials the criminal policeman was sent
to prison despite the attempts of his colleagues to cover
him. However, soon he was released.
The journalist noted that the scandalous release of the ex-police
officer from St.Petersburg made a precedent for his Moscow
colleague Major Yevsyukov who shot several innocent people.
Prizes were also awarded to the journalists of Komsomolskaya
Pravda, Novaya Gazeta, Sovershenno Sekretno (Top Secret) and
Channel One. The jury examined over 500 works out of almost
in Novaya Gazeta (in Russian)