Free Media Awards 2009
Roman Shleynov - Russia

Roman Shleynov is the editor for investigative journalism, Novaya Gazeta, Moscow.

His meticulous, in-depth and methodical articles very often explore corruption and the lack of transparency in the Russian state.

Roman Shelynov has recently written a longer series of articles about the connection between high echelon Russian civil servants and business and industry.

He was nominated by Rosemary Armao, assistant professor of Journalism at State University of New York and the Journalist Development Group LLC in Sarajevo. The prize is accompanied by EUR 10 000.