Category Archives: Journalism

Russian State Duma accused Medusa, Air Force and Radio Liberty of drug trafficking

Deputies blame a number of media and nonprofit organizations for “sabotaging youth” work. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation began checking. Deutsche Welle writes about it . Thus, on February 13, the State Duma Commission on Foreign Intervention accused foreign NGOs of promoting drugs and promoting their legalization. In particular, the commission’s head, Vasily Piskaryov, named the Open Society Fund, Open

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Prominent Russian Journalist, Lawyer Attacked in Chechnya

A group of men and women attacked an investigative journalist and a lawyer in Russia’s republic of Chechnya overnight, the independent Novaya Gazeta newspaper which employs the journalist said Friday. Yelena Milashina and lawyer Marina Dubrovina arrived in the Chechen capital of Grozny to attend the trial of a disabled blogger who was jailed after publishing a video of the

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Russia Bans Ukrainian Journalist From Entering Russian-Occupied Crimea Until 2054

Russia’s Border Guard Service, a branch of the Federal Security Service (FSB), has banned Ukrainian journalist Taras Ibrahimov from entering Russia and the Russian-occupied Ukrainian region of Crimea until the middle of 2054. Ibrahimov, who works with the Crimea Desk of RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service, told RFE/RL on January 18 that he had been handed the order in person without explanation.

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In Russia, a former VTRC operator was beaten to talk about censorship and corruption in the company

In Moscow, on January 11, two unidentified assailants attacked former VTRC (All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company) operator Leonid Krivenko, who gave a number of interviews to foreign journalists about political censorship and corruption in the company. About it writes the Russian service “Radio Liberty”. Leonid Kryvenko said that he was attacked from behind, knocked to the ground and started kicking. According to

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In combatting Russian disinformation, BBC news standards don’t work, Tsybulenko says

“In the struggle with Russian disinformation, the so-called ‘BBC standards’ of journalism not only do not work but on the contrary are exceptionally destructive,” regularly giving Moscow victories it does not deserve and must not gain, according to Yevhen Tsybulenko. The professor at Tallinn Technical University and co-editor of the important new book, The Use of Force Against Ukraine and

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Moscow Will Talk Retaliatory Action Against British Media

Russia will take retaliatory measures against British media operating on Russian territory over what it regards as unfriendly action taken by British authorities against its own journalists, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday. The state-run TASS and RIA news agencies cited what they said was a senior but unnamed source in Moscow who said Russia would respond in kind “in

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Ukraine's ex-diplomat slams author of her NYT interview over manipulation

18:45, 04 December 2019 The piece claimed Ukraine had been aware of aid freeze long before it was publicly acknowledged. Former deputy foreign minister of Ukraine, who filed for resignation November 28, Olena Zerkal, has harshly criticized Andrew Kramer, who published an interview with her regarding Ukraine’s early awareness of the alleged U.S. assistance hold. “What was in the article

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Putin Signs ‘Foreign Agents’ Law That Threatens Website Closures, Journalists With Libel

December 03, 2019 03:08 GMT Russian President Vladimir (Platform Shoes) Putin on December 2 signed a bill that amends an existing law on media outlets deemed “foreign agents” that critics say is used to muzzle dissent, limit news plurality, and discourage the free exchange of ideas. The new law gives authorities the power to label reporters who work for organizations officially listed

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Germans rebuff US and seek closer ties with Russia – The Times Agency

14:13, 27 November 2019 European capitals fear being left isolated and vulnerable as doubts grow about America’s willingness to defend them in the event of attack. More Germans want to strengthen ties with Russia and China than with Britain and the US, according to a poll released days before a NATO summit in Hertfordshire. This was reported by The Times agency. A

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Russian Lawmakers Accuse BBC, Meduza, RFE/RL of Violating Election Law

A State Duma commission on foreign interference says it has found violations of election law by six foreign and independent outlets operating in Russia, Interfax reported Friday. Russian lawmakers created the commission after this summer’s wave of opposition protests in Moscow. At the time, Russia had accused Germany’s Deutsche Welle news outlet, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and Google of

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Russian Journalist Faces Jail For Radio Commentary

September 25, 2019 19:14 GMT Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has urged the Russian authorities to dismiss the case against journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva, who it said is being persecuted over a radio commentary broadcast last year. After being investigated for months, Prokopyeva was charged with “justifying terrorism” last week and is now facing up to 7 years in prison, the Paris-based

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Servant of People, Holos parties offer to investigate change of ownership, actions of 112 Ukraine, NewsONE and ZIK channels, – MP Rabinovych

18:33, 10 September 2019 MPs offer to create a committee that would investigate conditions of the change of ownership of these TV channels and the traces of their “pro-Russian direction”, says one of the leaders of Opposition Platform – For Life party. Lawmakers from Servant of the People and Holos parties offer to create a temporary investigation committee to look

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Blogger Igor Stakh beaten in Ukraine

Washington, D.C., August 30, 2019 — Ukrainian authorities must immediately investigate the recent attack on blogger Igor Stakh, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, in Chernihiv, in northern Ukraine, two unidentified individuals kicked and punched Stakh near his home and then fled the scene, according to local news reports and a statement by the National Union of Journalists

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Head Of Ukrainian President’s Office Sues RFE/RL For Libel

August 22, 2019 18:08 GMT KYIV — The head of Ukraine’s presidential office is suing an investigative journalism program of RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service for libel, the government says. A news release on the government’s judicial web portal says the lawsuit was filed on August 20 in a Kyiv court to defend Andriy Bohdan’s “honor, dignity, and business reputation.” It names

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