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Media watchdog RSF hails ‘historic mobilisation’ as Russia journalist freed

June 11, 2019

The Reporters Without Borders media watchdog on Tuesday hailed “the historic mobilisation” of Russians it said prompted authorities to drop controversial charges against reporter Ivan Golunov.

“We hail the historic mobilisation of the Russian civil society,” the watchdog said on Twitter. “Now those who tried to set him up must be judged.”

Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.