News / 17.01.2021
Free Pavel Zelenski

Photo: telegram channel of Pavel Chikov On Friday, Jan 16th, a court ordered the arrest of Navalnyi Live and FBK operator Pavel Zelenski for “incitement of extremism.” The FSB have accused him of violating the second part of article 280 of the Russian criminal code because of two tweets written by Zelenski after the self-immolation of […]

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JMWU is alarmed by the intimidation of a Russian journalist

On Monday night, intruders set fire to the car of Marina Malkova, a znak.com correspondent in Chelyabinsk. The editorial board described the situation diplomatically, saying that “the incident could be related to her professional activity.” But according to our information, none of her colleagues doubts the connection between the fire and her work.  The main […]

Free Vitaly Shkliarov!

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JMWU demands the immediate release of our colleague Vitaly Shkliarov arrested in Belarus and explanations from the Belarusian authorities

On July 29, 2020 Vitaly Shkliarov, the columnist in Novaya gazeta (Russia) and many other outlets, political scientist, journalist, writer was arrested in Belarus. The charges against Shkliarov must be announced within 10 days starting from 1 August. Nevertheless it is already unofficially stated that he, who recently returned from the United States, where he was working at Harvard […]

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About the situation with RT Lithuania

Statement of Russian Journalists’ and Media Workers’ Union (JMWU) On July 8th, Lithuania’s official media commission (LRTK) banned the broadcasting of Russia’s state-controlled RT network. One of the primary reasons for Lithuania’s decision was the presumed control of the Russian media outlet by Dmitry Kiselyov, a Russian national sanctioned by the European Union in 2014 […]

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Sputnik Türkiye: Russian Journalists’ and Media Workers’ Union condemns the use of journalists for political purposes

On Sunday, Turkish police targeted journalists from Sputnik Türkiye, arresting at least three Turkish employees of the service and editor-in-chief Mahir Boztepe in raids in both Istanbul and Ankara. The reason? Publication of “The ‘Stolen Province’: Why Turkey Was Given A Corner Of Syria By France 80 Years Ago” — an article on the agency’s website dedicated […]

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Mass detentions of journalists in Minsk

On March 25, 2017, 39 journalists were detained in the exercise of their duty by the officers of the state militia and other security services during the mass protest in Minsk. Three of those detained are Russian nationals who travelled to Minsk on an editorial assignment to attend the protest event. All of those three […]

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Intimidation of journalists in Khabarovsk: detentions, fines, kidnappings

The Journalists’ and Media Workers’ Union (JMWU) has addressed the Russian Investigative Committee, requesting to investigate the kidnapping of our colleague Sergei Plotnikov, a journalist and blogger from Khabarovsk. He was abducted by a group of unknown men in masks, beaten and subjected to pressure and death threats. Our organization is also asking for the […]

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Journalist Svetlana Anokhina threatened with murder in Dagestan

We demand a thorough investigation and punishment for those guilty On the 22nd of July the journalist Svetlana Anokhina received a phone call from a man who called himself Dalgat Umakhanov and said that he has “been charged with dealing with all feminists.” When Anokhina suggested they meet at the local police department of Makhachkala’s […]

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Statement by JMWU about the attacks on Novaya gazeta and Elena Milashina

The Journalists’ and Media Workers’ Union expresses extreme alarm and indignation at threats against Elena Milashina and Novaya Gazeta, stated on Instagram of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov on April 13, after publishing a critical article about human rights violations during the pandemic fight in the republic. Novaya Gazeta and its journalists in the statement are […]

Analytics

Journalists are under threat

This annual report of Journalists’ and Media Workers’ Union isdedicated to violations of the rights of Russian journalists in 2018 and possible threats to freedom of speech in Russia in the near future Downlod abstract of the report in English Introduction This report aims to analyze the major violations of journalists’ rights and media freedoms […]