Secretary General Jagland is appalled by the violent attack against Tatiana Felgenhauer, Deputy Editor of Ekho Moskvy, which took place on the premises of the well-known Russian radio station. The Secretary General wishes to express his support to Ms Fegenhauer, who is now hospitalised, and to all those working for Ekho Moskvy. He further calls for the attack to be thoroughly and quickly investigated. The European Convention of Human Rights, to which Russia is fully party, protects freedom of expression and all those who make it a reality. Media and journalists should be able to carry out their activities freely without being subject to intimidation or violence.