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Russia has blocked the website of a rights monitor tracking political persecution, saying it promoted terrorism and extremism, amid an unprecedented official crackdown on dissent. The move comes in a year that has seen the opposition dismantled and scores of independent media and rights groups branded as “foreign agents” or banned outright. OVD-Info, which tracks […]




Russia has blocked the website of a rights monitor tracking political persecution, saying it promoted terrorism and extremism, amid an unprecedented official crackdown on dissent. The move comes in a year that has seen the opposition dismantled and scores of independent media and rights groups branded as “foreign agents” or banned outright. OVD-Info, which tracks […]




Russia has blocked the website of a prominent human rights monitor tracking political persecution, the group said Saturday, as authorities press ahead with an unprecedented crackdown on dissent. The move against the monitor is the latest in a year that has seen Russia’s opposition dismantled and scores of independent media and rights organisations branded as […]




Russia has blocked the website of a prominent human rights monitor tracking political persecution, the group said Saturday, as authorities press ahead with an unprecedented crackdown on dissent. The move against the monitor is the latest in a year that has seen Russia’s opposition dismantled and scores of independent media and rights organisations branded as […]




Accepting her Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, Philippine journalist Maria Ressa launched a vitriolic attack against US tech giants, accusing them of fuelling a flood of “toxic sludge” on social media. Ressa, the co-founder of news website Rappler, accepted this year’s prize at a ceremony at Oslo’s City Hall together with her co-laureate Dmitry Muratov, […]




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