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…

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…

HRW Calls on Russia to Guarantee Freedom of Expression

October 16, 2014 / RIA NOVOSTI en.ria.ru Russia should make every effort to guarantee freedom of expression, support media pluralism, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) researcher told RIA Novosti, regarding the new law, which has reduced the possible share of foreign stockholders in Russian media. MOSCOW, October 16 (RIA Novosti) – Russia should make every effort…