Statements, Цензура / 25.12.2021
Сайт ОВД-Инфо заблокирован!

Сайт медиа-проекта «ОВД-Инфо» был беспрецедентно быстро заблокирован 25 декабря. Этот ресурс скрупулезно описывает репрессии против гражданского общества в России и фактически стал за последние годы преемником советской «Хроники текущих событий». Мы не раз активно сотрудничали, когда речь шла о защите прав журналистов, свободы слова и СМИ. Достаточно вспомнить общественную мобилизацию в связи с делами Али […]

Etics, Legislation

Можно ли упоминать в СМИ «национальность» преступников?

Парламент Чечни направил в Государственную Думу России законопроект о внесении изменений в статью 4 Федерального закона «О средствах массовой информации», предложив дополнить его таким абзацем: «Запрещается распространение в средствах массовой информации, а также в информационно-телекоммуникационных сетях сведений о национальной принадлежности, вероисповедания и принадлежности к народам Российской Федерации лиц, причастных к совершению преступлений». Инициатива вызвала оживленную […]


In the Russian Far East, the prosecutor’s office is putting pressure on the newspaper Arsenev’skie Vesti, which has been covering protests in the region

The prosecutor for Primorskii Krai contacted the editorial office for Arsenev’skie Vesti, whose correspondents have been covering protests in Khabarovsk and Vladivostok. The chief editor of the publication, Irina Grebneva, received a document from the prosecutor’s office on the initiation of an investigation in accordance with legislation on the media “upon the issuance of press […]


JMWU is alarmed by the intimidation of a Russian journalist

On Monday night, intruders set fire to the car of Marina Malkova, a 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!

News, Statements

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 […]


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 […]


Roskomnadzor surveills the social media accounts of “foreign agents”

In Russia the first cases have been filed for failing to fulfill the obligations of the law on declaring individuals “media-foreign agents.” Roskomnadzor, the Russian communications regulator, has also begun an investigation into a journalist from the publication 7×7, a member of the Journalists’ Union, Sergei Markelov. Markelov had changed his Facebook profile picture, neglecting […]


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 […]

News, Statements

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 […]


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 […]