More from: Civil society and Media

People of different ages and political views gathered in a peaceful rally that ended up on the doorstep of Governor Marina Kovtun’s office.
September 10, 2018
The Ukrainian film director, who serves a 20-year sentence in the remote Russian Arctic town of Labytnangi, demands the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia.
May 28, 2018
Activists prepare for unsanctioned rallies in Russia’s Arctic capital as local authorities give thumbs down for street demonstrations against corruption.
June 02, 2017
The newspaper owned by the Murmansk city government called the participants in the recent street rally «scums» and «hooligans».
May 03, 2017
Cooperation between journalists in the Barents Region is more important than ever, says Tim Andersson as he takes over the chair of the international network board.
May 01, 2017
Following the recent anti-corruption rally in Murmansk, self-made political activist Sergei Ivanov was fired from his job at the Murmansk airport. He was an airport baggage handler. He is 38 years old and has two children. 

April 26, 2017
Advance reports last week that Finland had lost its top spot on the World Press Freedom Index are now confirmed. Finland ranks third on this year’s press freedom list, following Norway and Sweden.
April 26, 2017
Pressure on Russia’s civil society continues and hardest hit are the environmental organizations.
April 24, 2017
The recent lawsuit by the Murmansk chief of police is only the last of many attempts to influence our editorial policy, regional news agency Flashnord says.
April 19, 2017
He "disorganized the colony's work", a local court rules.
March 22, 2017
The Karelian historian and human rights leader will have to spend more weeks behind bars.
March 21, 2017
It is a violation of the European Human Rights Convention and we have reported it to the Council of Europe, the Norwegian Union of Journalists says in a letter sent to the Russian Embassy in Oslo.
March 15, 2017
Thomas Nilsen is on a Russian so-called «stop-list» of individuals denied entry to the country, the Russian Embassy in Oslo confirms. A series of reports about Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and his controversial visit to Svalbard might have been what triggered the reaction.
March 11, 2017
The Federal Security Service says he poses a threat to Russian national security and bars him entry to the country for the next five years.
March 09, 2017
No, Ria Novosti, we have never pointed the finger of blame at Ukraine as the source of a January radiation leak.
March 09, 2017
And lost. Newspaper Vesti Karelia will not have to remove critical stories about the Petrozavodsk infrastructure object.
March 06, 2017
The activist who reported grave cases of torture in a Karelian prison has been released following a decision by the Russian Supreme Court.
February 23, 2017
There is a conflict between Mokhnatkin and the prison guards, lawyer Sergey Andropov told «7x7».
February 17, 2017
Members of the Russian Human Rights Council pay visit to the White Sea-Baltic Canal and Sandarmokh ­– places of execution and mass burial of victims of the Great Terror of the 1930s.
February 14, 2017
Activists in Karelia demand the release of Yury Dmitriev, the imprisoned regional leader of human rights organization Memorial.
January 31, 2017
A small group of activists assembled to commemorate the 2009 killing of human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova. They were not allowed to stand long by Murmansk police.
January 19, 2017
«We won’t throw away our very important work over such small change,» says Aleksandr Nikitin, Chairman of ERC Bellona.
January 17, 2017
The Karelian daily Pripolyarie is only one of several newspapers which did not make it into the new year.
January 10, 2017
Nadezhda Gongeleva looses her battle for the top job in newspaper Prizyv.
January 04, 2017
The detention of Yuri Dmitriev might be a provocation meant to discredit Memorial, representatives of the organisation say.
December 19, 2016

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