Russian Government Tags Bellingcat and Other Independent News Outlet Journalists as “Foreign Agents”

The Russian Justice Ministry has added Bellingcat and nine journalists from various news outlets to its “foreign agents” list. According to the ministry, Bellingcat, as well as the independent Caucasian Knot news website and journalists including Tatyana Voltskaya, Ekaterina Klepikovskaya, …

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Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov Awarded 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, and Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov, have been awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for their “courageous fight” to defend freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia. Ressa, co-founder of the Rappler, was lauded for using …

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‘Pandora Papers’ Reveal Hidden Wealth, Secret Dealings of World Leaders

Some 11.9 million leaked financial documents, dubbed as the “Pandora Papers,” have revealed the secret offshore affairs of 35 current and former world leaders and 336 other public officials in over 91 countries and territories. The documents from financial services …

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Russian Intelligence Raids Apartment of Investigative Journalist

The FSB and Russian police have raided the home of Roman Dobrokhotov, editor-in-chief of The Insider for allegedly crossing the border illegally and has been placed on a wanted list. “The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation identified and …

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Australian Court Rules that News Outlets Could be Sued over Social Media Comments

The High Court of Australia ruled on Sep. 8 that Australian media outlets can be held liable for defamatory comments made by readers on their social media accounts. The decision came after Australia’s top court rejected appeals by News Corp …

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