What to do when you no longer believe everything that mainstream media tells you?
If you are interested in what is happening in the Russian Federation, where do you go to find answers and an overview that you can trust and are in the English language? Online translation software may give endless amusement but it is not that useful in this context when you need to know that the original source material is both reliable and effectively translated. Believing with confidence that what we read is true seems fundamentally necessary in this era of motivated fake and slanted news.
All these priorities come together in one internet source called Rights in Russia and they conveniently put everything together into a weekly update.
The Source Material comes from those individuals and organisations ( increasingly under pressure) that work in those many facets of human life that we lump together as “human rights” or “fundamental freedoms.” It is not just that we as individuals need to know what is happening in the world but that those whom we have elected to represent our needs and interests in local and national institutions are aware of them too.
Thus step one in becoming a human right activist is knowing what you are talking or writing about.
That brings me full circle.
If you are interested in what is happening in the Russian Federation, explore what Rights in Russia has to give you to become “informed.”
But it will give you more than that because its contributors will give you their rooted long term first hand overview of the immediate and historical picture.
My suggestion is start with a Weekly Update: http://www.rightsinrussia.org/weekly-update-58/