Category : Russia

Russian journalist stages death to catch potential killers

alt informationHigh profile Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko stages his own "murder", but investigations into death of journalist Pavlo Sherbet must continue

Censorship gone viral: The cross-fertilisation of repression

alt informationCensorship has cross-fertilised and gone viral infecting both democracies and their authoritarian counterparts.  

Russia: Telegram block leads to widespread assault on freedom of expression online

alt information53 international and Russian human rights, media and Internet freedom organisations, strongly condemn the attempts by the Russian Federation to block the Internet messaging service Telegram.

What does it take for a journalist to enter Crimea?

alt informationThere’s currently no good way for journalists to travel to Crimea. Rather, it’s a balancing act where one has to choose the least worst solution

Россия: блокировка Telegram представляет собой масштабную атаку на свободу выражения мнения в интернете

alt informationМы, нижеподписавшиеся 26 международных правозащитных организации в сфере медиа и интернет-свобод, решительно осуждаем попытки Российской Федерации заблокировать интернет-мессенджер Telegram, результатом которых стали широкомасштабные нарушения свободы выражения мнения и доступа к информации, и в т.ч. массовая блокировка сторонних вебсайтов.

Russia: Telegram block leads to widespread assault on freedom of expression online

alt informationWe strongly condemn the attempts by the Russian Federation to block the internet messaging service Telegram, which have resulted in extensive violations of freedom of expression and access to information

#IndexAwards2018: Team 29 fights for Russian free speech

alt informationThe human rights group of lawyers and journalists take up and report on high profile human rights cases in Russia.

After colleague’s death, Russian reporter fears return to homeland

alt informationKseniya Kirillova thought her stay in the U.S. would be only temporary.

Chechnya: Immediately release human rights defender Oyub Titiev

alt informationWe, members of the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP), are deeply concerned at reports of the arrest of Oyub Titiev, head of Human Rights Center Memorial’s Grozny office in Chechnya on highly dubious narcotics charges. We call for his immediate and unconditional release and dropping of all charges. Titiev is highly respected in the international human […]

Refuse to be silent, refuse to look away

alt informationSilence is the oppressor’s friend. Jailing is the favoured tool of those who seek to crush dissent. We cannot let the bullies win.

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.