Andrei Babitsky, 2001 winner
Russian officials arrested Babitsky after complaining about his reporting on the war in Chechnya. After keeping Babitsky in detention for 40 days, Russian officials released him in Daghestan. Following his detention, Babitsky was released on his own recognizance but restricted to Moscow and later tried. He now works out of RFE/RL’s headquarters in Prague.