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Roza Malsagova, a journalist from Ingushetia, a Russian republic in the North Caucasus. “We were disoriented, terrified and close to starving”

Roza Malsagova, a journalist from Ingushetia, a Russian republic in the North Caucasus. “We were disoriented, terrified and close to starving”

Published on Thursday 28 June 2012.
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Under threat because she was the editor of Ingushetia’s only critical news website, Roza Malsagova fled to Paris in August 2008 and obtained political asylum for herself and her three children. Shortly thereafter, the website’s owner, Magomed Yevloyev, was murdered in Magas, the Ingushetian capital.

Roza said: “We knew no one in Paris, we had no money and we were very scared. Filling out forms, coping with bureaucratic procedures and even just finding something to eat – I found it all unbearable. Reporters Without Borders took care of things for me.” Malsagova continued to run the site until 2010.

Reporters Without Borders put her in touch with Radio France Internationale, where she now presents a political report on the Russian Caucasus.

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