‘Downright stupid, smacking of hypocrisy’ – RT’s Paula Slier on ban from OSCE conference in Ukraine

27 June, 2018 / By RT The irony is glaring: Kiev government banning journalists from attending a conference on freedom of speech. If the Ukrainians don’t see the problem, they need more than a conference to appreciate what press freedom is all about. I write this sitting in the departure lounge of Boryspil airport in…

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The World Cup of Press Freedom

26 June, 2018 / By Christophe Deloire, Project Syndicate Russia today has more reporters behind bars than at any time since the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991. With Russia under the spotlight as the host of soccer’s quadrennial global tournament, the international community has a rare opportunity to push President Vladimir Putin to end his…

Russia’s OSCE envoy blasts Kiev’s entry ban for journalists More: http://tass.com/politics/1010993

26 June, 2018 / By TASS Russia’s envoy to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Alexander Lukashevich has condemned Ukraine’s entry ban for Russian reporter Yevgeny Primakov and RT’s correspondent Paula Slier. “We strongly condemn the deportation of reporters working for Russian mass media outlets, Primakov (VGTRK) and RT (Slier), who flew to…

RSF Launches Paris Campaign Denouncing Russian Freedom of Press Repression

14 June, 2018 / By Latinamerican Herald Tribune The French-based, international Non-Government-Organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) organized on Wednesday a street campaign in Paris to draw attention on the Russian government’s freedom of the press track record under the slogan “During the World Cup, the repression continues.” On the eve of the start of the…

Reporters Without Borders: Use the Universal Periodic Review to end Russia’s downward spiral

14 May, 2018 / By Yubanet Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has submitted a report about the grave decline in press freedom in Russia for today’s review by the UN Human Rights Council of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in Russia. The report submitted by RSF, which has consultative status with the UN, shows that…

Amnistía Internacional se pronuncia sobre bloqueo de cinco sitios web en Rusia

14 December, 2017 / By http://www.diarioconstitucional.cl/ Amnistía Internacional se pronuncia ante la decisión de la Fiscalía rusa de bloquear cinco sitios web del movimiento Rusia Abierta, fundado por el ex preso de conciencia ruso y crítico del Kremlin Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Denis Krivosheev, director adjunto de Amnistía Internacional para Europa y Asia Central, declaró que “las autoridades rusas…

Russia’s Media Monitor Moves To Block Websites Of ‘Undesirable’ Organizations

December 12, 2017 / By RFE/RL’s Russian Service Russia’s Roskomnadzor media regulatory agency has begun blocking access to websites of organizations deemed “undesirable” by the Justice Ministry under a 2015 law aimed at restricting the activity of organizations the Kremlin accuses of fomenting political dissent. The regulator’s website on December 12 posted a notice that it…

Media In Moldova: Between Freedom And Monopoly – Analysis

September 14, 2017 / By Alla Rosca The greatest propagandist of Moldova pretends to be the great propaganda fighter,” remarked Maia Sandu, the pro-European leader of the Action and Solidarity Party, about Vladimir Plahotniuc’s recent legislative initiative. In June 2017, Plahotniuc, the chairman of Moldova’s Democratic Party, introduced legislation ostensibly intended to bolster the security…

If EU parliament resolution to counter Russian media implemented, retaliation will follow – Moscow

November 24, 2016/ By RT If an EU resolution against the Russian media is implemented, Moscow will take retaliatory measures, Russia’s Foreign Ministry has stated. “We hope that the resolution will not entail practical steps on curbing the work of the Russian media,” the Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Maria Zakharova told journalists at a briefing. “There…