High price for a free press?

Elena Ovcharenko, the Chief Editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Izvestia daily newspaper

1959 - Born in Moscow
1981 - Graduates, Moscow State University of International Relations
1981 - Joins Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper
1990 - Bureau head, Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper, New York
1995 - Returns to Moscow
2005 - Chief editor and deputy editor-in-chief, Izvestia daily newspaper

Today’s program concerns the rights and responsibilities of journalists. There have been several cases of clashes between the media and government agencies over the last couple of weeks. One of them involved Russian journalists at the Georgian border. Another was about a bitter dispute between the State of Israel and a Swedish paper. To talk about these and other scandals, our guest today is Elena Ovcharenko from the newspaper Izvestia.