CSO of the Week: Gulagu.Net obtains videos of torture in the Russian prison system

Week-ending 8 October 2021 Gulagu.net is a project that describes itself as a "Project against corruption and torture in Russia, which unites more than 18 thousand defenders and volunteers." The…

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CSO of the Week: OVD-Info wins Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award 2021

Week-ending 24 September 2021 On 23 September 2021 Civil Rights Defenders announced that OVD-Info had won its Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award. Civil Rights Defenders stated: The Russian…

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CSO of the Week: More than 150 media outlets and NGOs launch campaign for repeal of ‘foreign agent’ law

Week-ending 17 September 2021 Screen shot from the website of the Ministry of Justice On 14 September 2021 more than 150 media outlets and NGOs launched a campaign for the repeal…

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CSO of the Week: The Smart Voting Project

Week-ending 10 September 2021 On 6 September 2021 the Russian authorities blocked a website that promotes Smart Voting - "умное голосование" - a project organised by those who support the…

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CSO of the Week: The spectre of Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation – now closed – continues to haunt the Russian authorities, it seems

Week-ending 30 July 2021 On 26 July 2021 Roskomnadzor blocked 49 websites linked to Aleksei Navalny, including his personal website, on the grounds they spread 'propaganda and banned extremist activity.' On…

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CSO of the Week: Russian authorities designate Proekt Media an ‘undesirable foreign organisation’

Week-ending 16 July 2021 On 15 July Russia designated the independent investigative media outlet Proekt as an 'undesirable' organisation and labelled a number of the group's journalists as 'foreign agents.'…

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