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Russia’s FSB security agency said Thursday it is seeking to arrest investigative journalist Roman Dobrokhotov over an illegal border crossing, as authorities press ahead with a crackdown on independent media. Journalist and activist Dobrokhotov, 38, is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Insider, a key partner of investigative website Bellingcat. Together with Bellingcat, The Insider […]




Russian police on Thursday searched the homes of investigative journalist Roman Dobrokhotov and his family, his lawyer said, as authorities press ahead with a crackdown on independent media. Journalist and activist Dobrokhotov, 38, is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Insider, a key partner of investigative website Bellingcat. Together with Bellingcat, The Insider has investigated […]




Russia’s government on Wednesday declared a protest monitor group and a media outlet critical of the government “foreign agents”, pressing ahead with a crackdown on dissent. The announcement follows three-day parliamentary elections in which the unpopular ruling party claimed a two-thirds majority in the lower house following an unprecedented crackdown on the opposition. On Wednesday, […]




Russia on Wednesday threatened to block YouTube and take other retaliatory measures, after the US video-sharing platform blocked the German-language channels of state broadcaster RT. Moscow has recently been ramping up pressure on foreign tech giants as it seeks greater control over content available online to its domestic audience. At the same time, it has […]




The German government said Wednesday it had “nothing to do” with YouTube’s decision to block the German-language channels of Russian state broadcaster RT, and warned against potential retaliation against German media in Russia. “Anyone calling for such retaliation does not show a good relationship with freedom of the press,” Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert […]




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