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Jamal Khashoggi awarded Golden Pen of Freedom

The Golden Pen of Freedom has been awarded posthumously to Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Khashoggi...

3 Jun 2019

GLOBAL

CPJ announces press oppressors' awards amid Trump's fake news awards

As US President Donald Trump announces his "fake media" awards, the CPJ names its global press oppressors - world leaders who use rhetoric, legal action, and censorship to try to silence their critics...

9 Jan 2018

RUSSIA

Russia's internet censorship grew nine-fold in 2015: rights group

MOSCOW - Internet censorship in Russia soared last year as the government stepped up efforts to filter content online, a report by a rights group said...

17 Feb 2016

RUSSIA

Russian blogger jailed for five years for pro-Ukraine posts

MOSCOW - A Russian court has sentenced a blogger to five years in a Siberian penal colony for "inciting hatred and extremism" by posting videos online criticising pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, in a verdict condemned by rights activists.

31 Dec 2015

RUSSIA

Russia to close independent Siberian TV channel

TOMSK, RUSSIA: An independent TV station based in Siberia will go off air on January 1st on the orders of Russian authorities following months of pressure, its editor in chief said on Monday...

30 Dec 2014

RUSSIA

RUSADA dismisses German TV doping claims as 'speculation'

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russia's anti-doping agency RUSADA says that they would wait for official censure from the World Anti-Doping Agency before investigating accusations made in a German television documentary...

5 Dec 2014

RUSSIA

Russia blocks top opposition news sites

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russia has blocked three major opposition news websites as well as the popular blog of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, the latest in a media crackdown that comes amid Moscow's standoff with the West over Ukraine.

18 Mar 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Second worst year for journalists in jail: Watchdog

NEW YORK CITY, US: The number of journalists killed and imprisoned fell in 2013 but it was still the second worst year on record for reporters in prison, a US-based watchdog said yesterday.

19 Dec 2013

RUSSIA

Russia approves 'web censorship' bill

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: The Russian parliament on Wednesday voted to approve a contentious bill that activists fear will introduce Internet censorship by blacklisting sites deemed as undesirable.

13 Jul 2012

RUSSIA

Assange seeking asylum in Ecuador; mother speaks out

MOSCOW, RUSSIA / LONDON, UK: Christine Assange, mother of the WikiLeaks whistleblower, gave an exclusive interview to RT, in which she spoke about Julian Assange's legal struggles, potential political persecution by the United States, the Australian government's treatment of Assange and the risks Assange might face if he is granted political asylum by Ecuador (video).

22 Jun 2012