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Blog: Ekho Moskvy board shuffled ahead of Russian election

The Russian blogosphere erupted with comments today following an announcement that the board of directors of the iconic radio station, Ekho Moskvy, will be changed. The timing of the development–weeks before presidential elections–and the potential consequences for Ekho’s editorial policy threw listeners into a frenzy of worry and speculation.

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CPJ Internet Channel: Can selective blocking pre-empt wider censorship?

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Last week, Twitter provoked a fierce debate online when it announced a new capability--and related policy--to hide tweets on a country-specific

Kazakhstan – Make rights key to good relations, says Human Rights Watch

International Freedom of Expression eXchange: The rights organisation is concerned about the violent crackdown on protesters and online censorship that occurred following a strike in the oil-rich

Kazakhstan – Twenty-nine IFEX members call for release of independent newspaper editor

International Freedom of Expression eXchange: Twenty-nine IFEX members have signed a letter to the Prosecutor General about the detention of editor Igor Vinyavsky, whose detention is believed

United States – Censored, prosecuted and on terror list, filmmaker denied First Amendment rights

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - Filmmaker and environmentalist Josh Fox is to appear in court on 15 February on a charge of “unlawful entry” following his

Belarus – Partner organization targeted by state TV hate propaganda

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - Reporters Without Borders condemns a state TV attempt to smear the Minsk-based Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), a Reporters Without Borders

Twitter and internet freedom: distinguish democracies from dictatorships

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Reports that Twitter is planning to ‘censor’ the content of certain tweets has caused alarm amongst pro-democracy bloggers

Russia and the West: why democracy threatens Putin

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): A new two-part BBC series on Russia’s democratic regression is essential viewing for anyone seeking to understand the

Russia – Office of opposition newspaper destroyed in firebomb attack

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the arson attack that ravaged the editorial offices of the weekly Vecherny Krasnokamsk in the Perm

Russia – Independent newspaper suspends publication in response to pressure

International Freedom of Expression eXchange: According to the general director of "Moi Gorod-Kostroma", the paper was subjected to various inspections while its staff was repeatedly detained by

Gunmen kill Pakistani journalist who reported on Taliban

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New York, January 17, 2012--Unidentified gunmen killed broadcast journalist Mukarram Khan Aatif in a mosque north of Peshawar today, according to

United States – Reporters Without Borders to close its English-language site for 24 hours in protest against SOPA and…

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - In an unprecedented move, Reporters Without Borders will shut down its English-language website for 24 hours from 8 a.m. EST tomorrow,

Under pressure at home, Chinese writer chooses exile

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New York, January 13, 2012--The decision of prominent Chinese writer Yu Jie to seek exile in the United States this week is

In Russia, unknown attacker stabs exiled Tajik journalist – CPJ

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New York, January 13, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Thursday's attack in Moscow on Dododzhon Atovulloyev, exiled publisher and editor-in-chief

Blog: What US can’t accept in Belarus, it supports in Uzbekistan – CPJ

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Last week, President Obama signed into law a bill that expands sanctions against Belarus, whose authoritarian leader Aleksandr Lukashenko continues to

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