first_img Organisation The result of a visit to Sochi in mid-September, this report examines the methods of dependency and intimidation that induce most of the local media to censor themselves. It documents specific freedom of information violations, including journalist Nikolai Yarst’s detention. It also looks at the conditions in which the media will be operating during the games.This report, like the international communication campaign being launched today, is also intended to pay tribute to all those who help to maintain a degree of diversity and independence in the news and information available in this unwholesome environment.Economically precarious and subject to every kind of pressure, independent journalism is a combat and endurance sport. Those who practice it do so out of a strong personal sense of civic responsibility. They deserve our attention and support.Reporters Without Borders will wage its 2014 Sochi campaign until the games start on 7 February 2014. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.For more information, contact Johann Bihr, head of RWB Eastern Europe & Central Asia desk: +33 1 83 84 67, [email protected] News News Receive email alerts Reports May 21, 2021 Find out more October 8, 2013 – Updated on June 8, 2019 “Independent journalism – a combat sport” Help by sharing this information Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption to go further News June 2, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Today, the seventh anniversary of independent journalist Anna Politkovskaya’s murder, the Sochi Winter Olympics torch began its journey across Russia, the longest of any host country in Olympic history. Reporters Without Borders has chosen this day to release a report about freedom of information in the region hosting these games. RSF_en Follow the news on Russia RussiaEurope – Central Asia RussiaEurope – Central Asia May 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img

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