Journalists Killed in 2000 - Motive Unconfirmed: Sergey Ivanov
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2001|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2000 - Motive Unconfirmed: Sergey Ivanov, January 2001, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e6495592.html [accessed 26 September 2017]|
October 3, 2000, in Togliatti, Russia
At around 10 p.m., unknown gunmen killed Ivanov, the director of the largest independent television company in Togliatti, a town in Samara Province, in front of his apartment building. Ivanov was shot five times in the head and chest.
Lada-TV, which the 30-year-old Ivanov had headed since 1993, was a significant player on the local political scene. At year's end, investigators had not ruled out a possible commercial or programming dispute as motivation for the murder. Station staffers told CPJ that they had no idea about the motive.