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Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor says online journal 7x7-journal broke the law when it published a series of blog posts in the local Komi language, as well as two translations in English.
December 30, 2019
The arrest of Karelian researcher of Stalin’s repressions Yuri Dmitriev has been extended for three months
December 18, 2019
Moscow highlights the Arctic as territory of dialogue, but a recent court order might indicate that not everyone is welcomed to that dialogue.
November 27, 2019
Not one single parliament member voted against when the State State Duma on Thursday adopted the third and final reading of the law giving authorities the right to designate any writer, photographer or video-blogger as ‘foreign agent’.
November 22, 2019
We are living in a time of growing pressure against free and independent media. It has come to the North, and regional journalists are increasingly feeling the chill, reads a new media monitoring report from the Barents Observer.
November 22, 2019
Director of the group, Rodion Sulyandziga, says Russia’s goal with the shutdown is to keep indigenous peoples outside any international, Arctic and UN venues.
November 12, 2019
Experts say the country lacks the technology to implement the controversial legislation.
November 03, 2019
Sara is actively working to revitalize the language that was on the brink of extinction.
October 16, 2019
House searches and interrogations have been made in more than 30 Russian regions. In Murmansk, a sponsor of the local Navalny office spent the whole day in police custody.
October 15, 2019
"We look with great concern at the difficult working conditions for civil society in Russia, especially the conditions for NGOs, the media and indigenous peoples," says foreign minister Ine Eriksen Søreide.
October 03, 2019
We are countering censorship and finding a new way into Russia, says Editor Thomas Nilsen.
August 22, 2019
After months of protests, locals say they won’t back down against government plans for a massive landfill in Russia's north.
July 10, 2019
The «Akademik Lomonosov» has been officially handed over to the Russian state nuclear power company.
July 04, 2019
Press release: Moscow city court has accepted a claim by The Barents Observer to challenge Russia’s censorship and media regulation agency Roskomnadzor’s arguments to ban the newspaper.
June 28, 2019
President Vladimir Putin has signed a law on Monday that introduces fines for the unauthorized production or distribution of foreign print media.
June 19, 2019
As lawmakers have gathered at Helsinki’s House of the Estates for government formation negotiations over the past several days, demonstrators from various groups have also assembled there.
May 23, 2019
After several years of lower ratings, Finland is again ranked near the top of the World Press Freedom Index. Finland is now in second place behind neighbouring Norway, with another neighbour, Sweden, in third. The Netherlands, which was second last year, now slides to fourth.
April 18, 2019
The country’s media control authority is ready to block more websites. And take new measures that will prevent you from accessing them.
April 15, 2019
Police makes series of detentions and issues major fines in bid to stagger growing protests against the building of a major garbage dump in the south of the region.
April 11, 2019
Officers in uniform broke into the Rakurs center in the north Russian city in what appears as a strike against the small local LGBT community.
March 29, 2019