Galina Arapova: “I’ll include the ‘foreign agent’ label. Let them choke on it”

9 October 2021 Galina Arapova in an interview by Liliya Yapparova for Meduza Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [ original source: Медуза,] The head of the Mass Media Defence Centre (“foreign agent”),…

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Law of the Week: ‘Foreign agent’ law used to brand three organisations and nine individuals as ‘foreign agents’

Week-ending 8 October 2021 This week the 'foreign agent' law was used to brand three organisations and nine individuals as 'foreign agents'. The organisations are the investigative group Bellingcat, which…

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“Freedom of speech – it’s a matter of self-respect.” Galina Arapova on why she has been defending the rights of journalists in Russia for a quarter of a century

27 July 2021 Galina Arapova in conversation with Katerina Fomina Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Glasnaya media project] The Mass Media Defence Centre and its director Galina Arapova have…

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Galina Arapova on the dawn of ‘neo-censorship’: the pressure on Russian journalism and the new law on out-of-court blocking

8 July 2021 an interview with Galina Arapova director of the Mass Media Defence Centre and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group human rights award by Novaya Gazeta correspondent Daria…

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Galina Arapova on the investigation into the Proekt journalists: ‘A new interpretation of the statute of limitations’.

29 June 2021 An interview with Galina Arapova, director of the Mass Media Defence Centre Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: МБХ медиа] The searches of staff of Proekt Media carried…

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Fines for links with ‘foreign agents’? Galina Arapova explains

17 February 2021 Radio Liberty interviews Galina Arapova, director and chief lawyer of the Media Rights Centre, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group human rights award Source: Moscow Helsinki Group…

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Galina Arapova: Previously, we didn’t have to stretch ourselves to breaking point to help everyone

27 October 2020 This interview with Galina Arapova, director of the Media Rights Protection Centre, media lawyer, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize, is part of the NGO-Profi project.…

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Galina Arapova: “No normal state should use its laws in such a way as to simply break the basic rules of work in an industry”

12 August 2020 Galina Arapova, Director of the Centre for the Protection of Media Rights, media lawyer, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize Source: "'When the act is passed,…

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Russia Behind Bars launches ‘Anti-Hater’ campaign to defend NGOs from hate attacks in the media

6 August 2020 The Russia Behind Bars foundation for the assistance of convicted persons is launching a campaign called “Anti-hater.”  The aim is to develop ways to defend NGOs that…

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