‘A list of enemies of the people.’ Now anyone can become a foreign agent in Russia. An interview with Galina Arapova [Radio Svoboda]

28 April 2022 Extracts from an interview with media lawyer Galina Arapova by  Alina Pinchuk and Liubov Chizhova Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Radio Svoboda] A comprehensive register of foreign…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: The Power of Propaganda

2 May 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Former Soviet political prisoner Russian journalist Aleksandr Podrabinek analyzes the power of Kremlin propaganda that very much resembles George Orwell's Ministry of Truth from…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek on the closure of Deutsche Welle: ‘A pretence of equality’

15 February 2022 By Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda The upcoming visit of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to Moscow is, of course, primarily concerned with the threat of Russian aggression against…

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Aleksei Simonov: ‘What they’ve given Muratov is a lifebelt.  Maybe he doesn’t need it, but this is high recognition of his worth.’

8 October 2021 Radio Svoboda speaks with Aleksei Simonov, president of the Glasnost Defense Foundation and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group, who has called the decision of the Nobel…

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Quote for the Week: “Despite the killings and threats, editor-in-chief Muratov has refused to abandon the newspaper’s independent policy” – The Nobel Peace Prize Committee

Week-ending 8 October 2021 "The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2021 to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for their efforts to safeguard freedom of…

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“These protests are extremely important and necessary.” Vyacheslav Bakhmin on the journalists’ protests against the ‘foreign agent’ law.

8 September 2021 Pictured: Vyacheslav Bakhmin, co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Русская служба «Голоса Америки»] On 8 September, the International Day of Solidarity of…

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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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Law of the Week: Four more media outlets designated under the ‘foreign agent’ law.

Week-ending 10 September 2021 On 4 September 2021 the Russian ministry of justice designated four more media outlets as 'foreign agents'. These were: Altair 2021 LLC, Vega 2021 LLC, Editor-in-Chief…

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Zoya Svetova: “There is a goal to ‘clean up the media’, and they are cleaning it up”

16 July 2021 by Zoya Svetova, journalist, human rights activist and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Award Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: МБХ медиа] When, in the spring of…

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