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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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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