Raycom Media’s InvestigateTV has released Killing Pavel, a documentary focused on the death of journalist Pavel Sheremet, killed in a car bombing two years ago.
Sheremet was an investigative journalist from Belarus, known to be critical of authoritarian leadership in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. Despite a call by the Ukrainian president for police to solve the case, Sheremet’s death remains unsolved.
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) teamed with Slidstvo.Info, a Ukrainian investigative unit, to conduct their own investigation to find out who was responsible for Sheremet’s death. The documentary Killing Pavel is the riveting result of their efforts. Journalists used surveillance video and forensic analysis to track down new witnesses and uncover new details related to their colleague’s death.
“Killing Pavel is a fascinating example of when journalism meets detective work. The reporters and producers creatively use technology and storytelling to chase down leads in their colleague’s murder. It’s gripping from beginning to end. We’re excited to be able to bring this exceptional international documentary to our viewers on InvestigateTV,” stated Sandy Breland, Raycom Media Senior Group Vice President.
The documentary won a prestigious IRE Medal, which is the highest honor from the Investigative Reporters and Editors organization.
Killing Pavel is available now on the InvestigateTV channel, which can be found by searching “InvestigateTV” on Roku. InvestigateTV will be added to Amazon Fire later this year and other digital streaming services soon. InvestigateTV is on Facebook and Twitter (@investigatetv), and more information can be found on investigatetv.com.
Raycom Media, an employee-owned company, is one of the nation’s largest privately-owned local media companies and owns and/or provides services for 65 television stations and 2 radio stations in 44 markets located in 20 states. Raycom Media owns or provides services for stations covering 16% of U.S. television households and employs over 8,300 individuals in full and part-time positions. In addition to television stations, Raycom Media is the parent company of CNHI (community newspapers and information products; over 100 titles located in 23 states), PureCars (digital ad platform for the automotive industry), Raycom Sports (a marketing, production and events management and distribution company), Tupelo Raycom (sports and entertainment production company), RTM Productions (automotive programming production and marketing solutions company) and Broadview Media (a post-production/digital signage company). Raycom Media is headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama.