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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Glasnost Defence Foundation & Media Rights Defence Centre appeal to Presidential Human Rights Council on case of Ivan Safronov

On 30 July 2020 the Media Rights Defence Centre and the Glasnost Defence Foundation made an official appeal to the Presidential Human Rights Council in the case of journalist Ivan…

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Galina Arapova: “It’s like walking through a minefield.” On journalists’ risk of being charged with state treason

9 July 2020 Maria Litvinova interviews Galina Arapova, director of the Media Rights Defence Centre and laureate of a Moscow Helsinki Group prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Kommersant,] Before…

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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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