More from: Democracy and Media

Regional prosecutors regain momentum in the case against the Karelian human rights defender.
June 15, 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
The Federal Security Service is afraid of free journalism, says Thomas Nilsen as he today lost his appeal case in the highest court of Russia. He will now proceed to the European Court of Human Rights.
May 25, 2018
A guidebook for journalists issued by the Norwegian Helsinki Committee in connection with the upcoming Football World Cup is a «completely russophobic document», ministry press spokeswoman Maria Zakharova says.
May 24, 2018
Reporters Without Borders warns against oppression of journalists and attacks on independent media.
April 25, 2018
Russian state media regulator Roskomnadzor threatens the world’s leading technology and social media services.
April 19, 2018
Communication and technology regulator Roskomnadzor has started to block access to Telegram for about ten million Russians.
April 17, 2018
The historian and civil rights defender is acquitted on allegations of child pornography.
April 05, 2018
Supporters fear for Oleg Sentsov’s life as his health condition is deteriorating.
March 22, 2018
Guilty on all points, says the regional prosecutor after a court hearing this week.
March 22, 2018
As climate change brings increased international attention to the Arctic, Indigenous filmmakers across the circumpolar countries will have a new resource to help them tell their own stories.
March 14, 2018
It gives us a new solid partner and enables us to reach out to bigger audiences in Norway, says Editor Thomas Nilsen as the newspaper signs a cooperation deal with one of the biggest media houses in the country.
March 04, 2018
I never lost the spirit, says the civil rights defender. This weekend, he was released after more than a year in jail.
January 30, 2018
Legislators introduce a new set of restrictions against so-called foreign agent media. And the Foreign Ministry calls on the international community to stand up against western democracies and their «total attack on social media»
January 12, 2018
Ten residents of Sosnogorsk, Komi Republic, held a picket, demanding better life in the region and protesting against the latest decisions of the Komi head Sergey Gaplikov. They joined the week of protest, initiated by the Save Pechora environmental group.
December 31, 2017
There are no signs of pornography in the pictures confiscated by police in the civil rights defender’s apartment, a new expert evaluation concludes.
December 26, 2017
The solitary picket of Tatiana Ivanova in front of the regional government building lasted only 15 minutes.
December 19, 2017
Twitter gets 24 hours to remove the account of democracy and human rights group Open Russia.
December 13, 2017
Civil rights organization Memorial presents its updated fifth edition of the database, which contains the names of political prisoners and forced settlers executed during the Soviet period.
December 12, 2017
Finland’s state broadcaster YLE is additional to Barents Observer the only provider of Russian language news in the Nordic countries.
December 05, 2017
Looking for a copy of the New York Times or Die Welt for sale in Moscow? Then you should hurry, by January 1st, distribution can be banned.
December 04, 2017
After massive media-coverage in Russia, Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko says denying the Norwegian journalists «was due to a technical problem.»
December 01, 2017
The Petrozavodsk City Court turns down plea for new forensic experts and better arrest conditions for the head of civil rights society Memorial in Karelia.
December 01, 2017
Journalist Øystein Bogen and cameraman Aage Aune are being told that they pose a threat to Russia’s national security.
November 30, 2017
Activists might no longer be allowed into the downtown park which previously was used for demonstrations.
November 23, 2017