Category : Russia

#NoImpunity: Those who attack journalists must be held to account

Today is the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. Since 2006, 827 journalists have been killed for their reporting

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 21-27 October

Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout the European Union and neighbouring countries

Russia’s recent election was awash with media violations

Russia’s recent elections have been described as “the dullest in recent memory”. But as Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project shows there was no shortage of media violations

Andriy Klyvynyuk voices support for Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia

Ukrainian rock musician and activist Andriy Klyvynyuk spoke to Index on Censorship of his support for Oleg Sentsov and the other Ukrainian political prisoners held by Russia.

Anna Politkovskaya: Standing alone

Just before my last trip to Chechnya in mid-September my colleagues at Novaya Gazeta began to receive threats and were told to pass on the message that I shouldn’t go to Chechnya any more. If I did, my life would be in danger. As always, our paper has its ‘own people’ on the general staff and the ministry of defence — people who broadly share our views

Andrey Arkhangelsky reflects on Anna Politkovskaya’s legacy

Writing in the latest Index on Censorship magazine, fellow Russian journalist Andrey Arkhangelsky reflects on Anna Politkovskaya's legacy

Index remembers Anna Politkovskaya

Ahead of the anniversary of her murder, Index has compiled a reading list of articles written for the magazine both by Politkovskaya and about her

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 16-22 September

Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout the European Union and neighbouring countries

Does anonymity need to be defended? Autumn magazine 2016

Former CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson writes on the damage done when her cover was blown, journalist John Lloyd looks at how terrorist attacks have affected surveillance needs worldwide, Bangladeshi blogger Ananya Azad explains why he was forced into exile after violent attacks on secular writers, philosopher Julian Baggini looks at the power of literary aliases through the ages, Edward Lucas shares The Economist's perspective on keeping its writers unnamed

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 2-8 September

Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout Europe

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 19 August-1 September

Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout Europe

Russia’s media environment difficult for journalists

The conflict over Crimea and the fighting in eastern Ukraine has resulted in a media war, which has left both Russian and Ukrainian journalists struggling to report accurately on the situation.