More from: Democracy and Media

The journalist that serves a 22 year sentence for treason is reportedly to be sent to the closed north Siberian city.
September 27, 2023
"The justification for declaring me a "foreign agent" is ridiculous," says Georgii Chentemirov.
May 25, 2023
"It was clearly said, either you work and don't speak out, or you'll be fired," tells Timofey Rogozhin, former head of the tourist arm of Russia's state-owned Aktikugol company at Svalbard.
May 11, 2023
Nikita Tushkanov from the north Russian Komi Republic is called a ´terrorist and extremist´ by Russian authorities. This week, a military court prolonged his arrest with another month.
May 03, 2023
Nataliya Yermolina has been doing journalism and civil society work for decades. She is the latest of several Karelians added to the "foreign agent" list.
April 25, 2023
The Justice Ministry in Moscow has included reporter Georgii Chentemirov, who came to the Barents Observer last fall, on its register of so-called “foreign agents”.
April 03, 2023
It is seen by hundreds of millions of people as a free haven for sharing of information, but Norwegian Minister of Justice Emilie Enger Mehl believes Telegram also poses a serious threat to national security.
March 24, 2023
The human rights organisation is accused of "extremist" activities and for "rehabilitation of Nazism."
March 21, 2023
1,5 million Russians have supported the environmental organization that this weekend was included in the Ministry of Justice’s register of foreign agents.
March 12, 2023
The Barents Observer teams up with UiT The Arctic University of Norway in a project on exile journalism and knowledge development in the borderland between Norway and Russia
February 28, 2023
A 20-year-old student from Arkhangelsk faces 10 years in prison for anti-war posts. She has been reported to the police by a criminal who dreams of killing gays.
February 23, 2023
Chief draft officer Andrei Artemiev does not like Olga Tuzhikova's human rights activities. Tuzhikova, a member of the Petrozavodsk City Council, is trying to help mobilized and volunteer soldiers to return home.
January 26, 2023
The punishment is reaction to my complaints against the prison management, the political activist from Arkhangelsk says.
January 09, 2023
A court ruling places Olesya Krivtsova under house arrest until her trial comes up.
January 05, 2023
“We all feel very sorry,” says Anna Kireeva, head of Barents Press Russia. Established 30 years ago, the journalist network today finds cross-border cooperation too risky to be continued.
November 24, 2022
Here is our language YouTube channel.
November 13, 2022
Blocked for the second time: According to the state attorney in Moscow, the Norwegian newspaper publishes "false news about terrorism" and seeks to "destabilise the political situation in Russia."
October 31, 2022
The three experienced reporters have left Russia and Ukraine, and now continue their independent journalism in Kirkenes, Norway.
October 05, 2022
In times of growing east-west tensions, a new door opens to finance practical projects between Europe’s northernmost countries and Russia.
January 28, 2022
In a single-person protest against her country's intervention in the neighboring country, Yelena Gulina stood bravely in a downtown square in Syktyvkar.
January 10, 2022
The forced liquidation of the human rights organization is a major setback for the country and increases the risk of total repression, lawyer Maria Eismont said in her defense of the NGO that over more than 30 years has revealed Soviet-era crimes.
December 28, 2021
The fine is to cover police officers' overtime expenses and fuel costs in connection with an unsanctioned rally in early 2021.
December 27, 2021