2022 witnessed an increase in violence against journalists, especially in Russia, with many losing their lives for doing their job.
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Along with its military invasion of Ukraine, the Kremlin has imposed stringent press censorship in Russia so as to control the war narrative.
Gorbachev’s failed attempt to transform a massive system from within has generated different take-aways for different countries.
Russian officials legally have the authority to block web access for millions of their citizens, including popular US social media sites.
Vladimir Putin should be referred to as Russia’s “ruler” rather than the country’s “president,” according to a pro-Kremlin party.
Moscow has increased repression and made more arrests in recent weeks as Putin seeks to control the narrative on the war in Ukraine.
Russia’s relentless assault on basic freedoms, notably press freedom, has led to hundred new laws limiting press access there.
The State Duma enacted a new law Wednesday that will make it simpler for the government to designate dissidents as “foreign agents.”
In his appeal, Navalny said prison officials forbade his attorneys from bringing necessary equipment to a court hearing inside a prison.
Putin has publicly disclosed few and humble assets. However, leaked data and whistleblowing show that he may actually be very rich.