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Photo Credit: Center for Journalism in Extreme Situations

BORIS  DEREVYANKO

News Organization: VECHERNYAYA ODESSA

Died: 1997

Location: UKRAINE

Gunned down Aug. 11 on his way to work as editor-in-chief of the influential Vechernyaya Odessa newspaper. The veteran journalist was instrumental in trying to create a free and independent press in the post-communist era. His paper had been sharply critical of local government officials in recent months. Derevyanko was 59.