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10 July 2015 |

Perpetrators still at large, two years after murder of Russian journalist

Perpetrators still at large, two years after murder of Russian journalist Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev was shot dead on 9 July 2013 as he left for work in Makhachkala, Dagestan. He had actively reported on human rights violations against Muslims by the police and Russian army.
26 March 2013 |

Rights groups condemn NGO inspections in Russia

NGOs in Russia have been subjected to inspections apparently aimed at determining whether they comply with legislation. The Civic Solidarity Platform appeals to the international community to speak out against the new attempt to intimidate these groups.
16 July 2012 |

Rights groups sign open letter protesting new law that would brand civil society groups as "foreign agents"

PEN International is among 22 organisations signing onto an open letter that protests against draft legislation that would characterise any NGOs involved in political activities as “foreign agents”‘.
4 June 2012 |

Safeguard LGBT rights, says Human Rights Watch

The rights group is warning that a ban on "homosexual propaganda" in St. Petersburg is so broad that a person displaying a rainbow flag, wearing a T-shirt with a gay-friendly logo or holding a LGBT-themed rally could be prosecuted.
1 June 2012 |

Putin in Paris: Censorship and repression are part of his political model, says RSF

On the occasion of the Russian president's European tour, RSF and international activists staged protests to draw attention to Russia's poor human rights record.
16 May 2012 |

Punk collective Pussy Riot gives exclusive interview to IFEX member Index on Censorship

Members of the band who have not yet been arrested are now in hiding, but they responded to interview questions by email.
20 December 2011 |

Meeting highlights common challenges faced by journalists, civil society activists

ARTICLE 19 and the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ) held their first one-day meeting to share experiences of addressing violence against journalists, exchange best practices and strategies on protection, and learn from each other.
15 December 2011 |

Global journalists' community joins IFJ to mark memorial day for dead colleagues

As the Russian Union of Journalists prepares to host its annual commemoration of journalists who have died in the course of their work, IFJ expressed solidarity with its colleagues.
17 October 2011 |

Terror, threats and corruption: report of RSF fact-finding visit to Russian Caucasus

RSF representatives visited Chechnya and Dagestan from 9 to 13 September 2011, meeting with journalists, government officials and human rights activists.
11 October 2011 |

Five years on, writers continue to call for justice for Anna Politkovskaya

PEN American Center expresses concern that some of the people behind Politkovskaya's murder may still be at large, furthering a climate of impunity for crimes against journalists and writers.
24 February 2011 |

European Commission must press Russia on impunity, says CPJ

CPJ urged European Commission President José Manuel Barroso to address Russia's record of rampant impunity in resolving the killings of journalists.
15 November 2010 |

CPJ calls on mayor to "immediately drop his cruel lawsuit" against editor Mikhail Beketov

CPJ told the mayor that his insistence on pursuing the lawsuit does infinitely more damage to his personal reputation than anything Beketov ever said or wrote.
15 October 2010 |

Rally in memory of Anna Politkovskaya held in Moscow

The editor of "Novaya Gazeta" newspaper proposed starting a campaign to name a street after the murdered journalist.
4 October 2010 |

Russia pledges to pursue journalist murder probes

Top investigators have pledged to pursue 19 cases of murdered journalists presented to them by a CPJ delegation.
28 September 2010 |

Conference examines advocacy strategies to combat impunity in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine

Organised by ARTICLE 19 and IMS, the conference addressed the protection of journalists, including the use of violence as a means of controlling the media and the lack of effective government interventions to prevent and investigate abuses.
19 May 2010 |

European Court must ensure that religious "hate speech" laws conform with international standards on freedom of expression, says ARTICLE 19

The organisation has submitted an amicus curiae brief to the ECHR in the case against the organisers of an art exhibit in 2003.
19 February 2010 |

Civil society and media organisations forge a way for free media in the North Caucasus

More than sixty media and human rights representatives gathered in Moscow to discuss joint actions for improving the state of freedom of expression.
4 November 2009 |

Government must respect recommendations of UN Human Rights Committee on free expression, says ARTICLE 19

The Committee expressed its concern "at the alarming incidence of threats, violent assaults and murders of journalists and human rights defenders."
30 October 2009 |

Natalya Estemirova case must be solved, say CPJ, PEN American Center

CPJ and Pen American Center call on the Russian president to ensure that both Estemirova's assassins and those who sent them to her doorstep are brought to justice.
15 October 2009 |

ARTICLE 19 urges the UN Human Rights Committee to hold Russia accountable

In a report submitted to the Committee, ARTICLE 19 provides detailed evidence of a range of abuses of the right to freedom of expression in Russia.

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