Tag: Russian media censorship

Russia Update: Nemtsov’s Eldest Daughter Goes Abroad, Citing Climate of Hatred

June 9, 2015

Zhanna Nemtsova, a journalist and the daughter of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsova, is going abroad, citing the climate of hatred in Russia from state propaganda. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here. […]

Russian Occupiers Close 11 of 12 Crimean Tatar Media Outlets and 2,700 of 3,000 Others

April 6, 2015

Staunton, April 6 — Of the slightly more 3,000 media outlets in Crimea before the Anschluss, the Russian occupation authorities have reregistered and therefore allowed to continue to operate only 232. Hardest hit have been those in Crimean Tatar, there, the Russian officials have closed 11 out of 12. Of the 232 with official permission […]

New Editor-In-Chief Of Lenta.ru: “I Don’t Know Why You Need Me”

March 20, 2014

Lenta.ru, one of Russia’s most prominent independent news outlets, has had their editor removed after they published an interview with the leader of Ukraine’s ultra-nationalist Right Sector, Dmytro Yarosh. Lenta was first warned by the Russian regulatory commission that they could face penalties, and then their editor was fired. Slon, another independent media outlet, has […]