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Watch out, foreign agents soon coming to a newspaper near you
November 15, 2017
"There is systematic spreading of disinformation about the Sámi that threaten our freedom of speech", says the former editor of YLE Sápmi.
November 12, 2017
Our state media is suppressed abroad, the Russian government says. A retaliatory response is in the pipeline.
November 10, 2017
Marking the annual Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Political Repression, the official Karelia strove not to mention the name of Yury Dmitriev, one of the pioneers in locating and investigating such sites of mass burial.
November 02, 2017
Court ruling says the group failed to voluntarily register as foreign agent.
October 26, 2017
Eleven months after he was given an entry ban to Russia, Nilsen’s case against the security service ends up on the table of a judge in the Russian capital.
October 18, 2017
Oleg Sentsov made his films on the sunny lands of Crimea. This month, he was sent to a strict regime prison in Labytnangi in the Russian far north.
October 17, 2017
Report about how Russian agents operate triggers «Fake News» stamp by the Foreign Ministry in Moscow.
October 11, 2017
Russia violated Novaya Gazeta and its journalist Yelena Milashina’s right of freedom of expression.
October 03, 2017
"Working as a journalist in the borderland to Russia has always been refreshingly thrilling. But never easy. And over the last years, it has become outright difficult." This report from the Barents Observer gives a picture of ruling media trends and developments in the Barents Region.
September 12, 2017
Why do officials continue to praise people-to-people cooperation when in practice they are punishing our team-work, Russian and Norwegian youth ask after eco-group Aetas now is declared foreign agent.
September 05, 2017
Ecological organization in Arkhangelsk shuts down its activities. Wrongdoings? Cooperated with a youth environmental group in Norway.
September 04, 2017
What is it like to represent sexual and gender minorities in the Land of the Sámi?
August 31, 2017
Russia’s Foreign Agent law has forced many NGOs to close down, but this exception from the north inspires others to stand up for their rights.
August 25, 2017
Initiators pinned to the wall of the dilapidated downtown building a plate devoted to Ignatii Bessonov, a man murdered by Stalin’s NKVD in 1938. That was not well perceived by the regional Cultural Heritage authority.
August 15, 2017
The criminal case against Dmitriev is politically motivated and aimed at stopping the activist from commemorating victims of Stalinist repressions, human rights organization Memorial says.
August 04, 2017
A string of lawsuits has looming consequences for regional news agency Sever Post. Local authorities are behind it all, says agency leader Dmitry Vysotsky.
July 21, 2017
FSB allows Russian journalists to bring cameras, but Norwegians would only be allowed to bring pen and paper.
June 20, 2017
The renown artist wins prestigious prize from the Fine Arts Academy of Finland.
June 15, 2017
The rejected entry to Russia of Thomas Nilsen is illegal, a group of lawyers defending the expelled newspaper editor argues.
June 15, 2017
This time, the police kept the distance as young people in Murmansk, Karelia and Komi went to the streets to confront government policy.
June 13, 2017
Georgy Chentemirov published a note about an unnamed military commissioner who had been caught in bribery. That had consequences for the young editor of Karelian news site Respublika.
June 12, 2017
It is all linked with commercial considerations, the owners say as they close down the popular and acknowledged news project.
June 02, 2017
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