Category : Russia

Ildar Dadin: “For Putin it’s important to break the spirit of a free man”

alt informationRussian activist Ildar Dadin spoke about the total breakdown of the rule of law and his own incarceration and torture at an event hosted by Doughty Street Chambers.

#IndexAwards2001: Grigory Pasko, Whistleblower of the Year

alt informationGrigory Pasko has been campaigning for human rights and protection of the environment.

Russia: Death threats force comedian into exile

alt informationA popular Russia vlogger and comedian is facing condemnation and possible charges for a satirical video.

#IndexAwards2017: Ildar Dadin courageously defends the right to protest in Russia

alt informationFor his one-man protests, Ildar Dadin was sent to prison where he was tortured, before his conviction was quashed in February 2017

Global heroes battling censorship announced in Index Freedom of Expression Awards shortlist

alt informationSixteen courageous individuals and organisations who fight for freedom of expression in every part of the world

Mapping Media Freedom: Five incidents to watch

alt informationEach 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.

Mapping Media Freedom: Five incidents to watch

alt informationEach 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. Here are five recent reports that give us cause for concern.

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

alt informationToday 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

alt informationEach 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

alt informationRussia’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

alt informationUkrainian 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

alt informationJust 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