Podcast Simon & Sergei: On Yury Shchekochikhin, with Nadezhda Azhgikhina, Galina Arapova and Nikolai Rybakov

This week our podcast is devoted to the journalist Yury Shchekochikhin, who was born on June 9, 1950. He would have turned 70 this year. Our guests are the executive director…

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Galina Arapova on how new restrictions on the military will affect the work of the mass media: “For investigative journalists, this represents a real risk”

8 May 2020 Galina Arapova, director and senior lawyer of the Mass Media Rights Centre, recipient of the Moscow Helsinki Group award, assesses President Putin’s new decree Source: Moscow Helsinki…

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Lev Ponomarev: Information on the epidemiological situation in penitentiary facilities should be made public

18 April 2020 Lev Ponomarev, head of For Human Rights, a human rights NGO, and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы, 18.04.2020] We…

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Galina Arapova on the latest developments in the battle against drug propaganda on the internet: “I can’t imagine what else there is to ban.”

16 February 2020 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Novaya gazeta] The State Duma Commission on Foreign Interference in Russia’s Internal Affairs has accused Meduza, Radio Svoboda, the BBC and…

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Podcast Simon & Sergei: Human rights in Russia week-ending 20 March 2020 with Galina Arapova

This week Simon Cosgrove and Sergei Nikitin talk with Galina Arapova (pictured left), director of the Mass Media Defence Centre (Центр защиты прав СМИ), based in the city of Voronezh. The Mass…

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