All Posts Tagged With: "press freedom"

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26-Year-Old Journalist Found Dead in Moscow Apartment (updated)

The body of Russian journalist Dmitri Okkert was found with more than thirty knife wounds in his Moscow apartment on Friday morning. An investigation is currently underway.

Jun 25, 2010 | Continued
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Putin and Kadyrov Among ‘Predators of Press Freedom’

Reporters Without Borders has published a list of forty “Predators of Press Freedom,” including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chechen President Razman Kadyrov.

May 4, 2010 | Continued
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Freedom House: Russian Media Environment ‘Repressive and Dangerous’

Freedom House has released its annual report on global press freedom, ranking Russia 175 out of 196 countries and slamming the country for a host of repressive practices.

Apr 29, 2010 | Continued
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Russian Journalist Who Investigated Hydro Plant Explosion Attacked (updated)

An independent journalist who asked questions after the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydro plant disaster has been attacked in Abakan.

Sep 9, 2009 | Continued
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When the News Isn’t Reported

Journalist Vitaly Portnikov comments on the disaster at the Sayano–Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station, relating the media clampdown surrounding the accident. Exclusive translation by

Aug 25, 2009 | Continued
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Russian Film Director Recants After Anti-Government Comment

Russian film director Fyodor Bondarchuk got the Russian internet buzzing by asserting that Russia was descending into totalitarianism. Two days later, he was denying everything.

Apr 17, 2009 | Continued
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Putin Slams Radio Station for Reporting on Georgian War

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin personally criticized one of the country’s only independent radio stations over its reporting of the war in Georgia. At a meeting with journalists, he told the editor-in-chief “You have to answer for this, Aleksei Alekseevich!”

Sep 17, 2008 | Continued
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Killing Kenny is Extremist – Russia Tries to Ban ‘South Park’

Moscow prosecutors have decided that ‘South Park,’ a popular satirical cartoon, is extremist, and have petitioned a Moscow court to ban the program. The country’s General Prosecutor’s office has also deemed that 12 other cartoon shows, including the ‘Simpsons’, have broken a law on protecting children.

Sep 8, 2008 | Continued
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Kasparov Says Press Freedom Absent in Russia

The Other Russia leader Garry Kasparov sparked controversy at a meeting of the World Association of Newspapers, and new evidence of Russian television censorship came public.

Jun 3, 2008 | Continued
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Russian Media Protest Averted

Russia’s major print media have called of a planned protest over skyrocketing postal delivery rates, after the presidential administration stepped in and promised to meet their demands.

May 20, 2008 | Continued