Category : Russia

Broadcasting liberty across Europe

alt informationFrom broadcasting uprisings to employing Russian spies, Radio Free Europe brings news to poorly served regions. Sally Gimson looks at the station’s history and asks if it is still needed today.

Russia: Journalists detained during protests breach of media freedom

alt informationAt least nine media workers were detained across Russia on 8 October during protests organised by Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny

Russia must investigate violent attacks against Yulia Latynina

alt informationIndex on Censorship calls on Russian authorities to swiftly investigate violent attacks on journalist Yulia Latynina, who was forced to flee the country.

#IndexAwards2017: Ildar Dadin returns to activism

alt informationFreedom of Expression Campaigning Award-winner Ildar Dadin has returned to activism since his release from prison in February

The revolution will be dramatised

alt informationDavid Aaronovitch argues in the summer 2017 issue of Index on Censorship magazine that historical drama can also be manipulative when it ignores details of the past

Russia: Journalists swept up in crackdown on anti-corruption protesters

alt informationAs thousands of people took to the streets across Russia on 12 June 2017 to protest corruption, journalists were among those detained by police, according to verified incidents reported to Mapping Media Freedom.

Reporting from Ukraine’s separatist areas is becoming more difficult

alt informationJournalists are facing increased difficulties and monitoring when reporting from two self-proclaimed republics in Ukraine's separatist areas.

Mapping Media Freedom: Journalists detained at Russian protests

alt informationOver the last seven days protests, lawsuits, and self-proclaimed governments have stopped journalists from doing their jobs in countries covered by Index on Censorship’s project Mapping Media Freedom.

Russia: Index condemns arrest of protesters and journalists at anti-corruption rallies

alt informationIndex on Censorship calls on Russian authorities to drop all charges against demonstrators and journalists

Mapping Media Freedom: Azerbaijani journalist abducted and beaten

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

Summer magazine launch party: Russia’s revolution and our freedoms

alt informationFrom propaganda to film and literature as well as politics, the summer 2017 issue of Index on Censorship magazine reports on the implications of the Russian revolution of 1917.