On this World Press Freedom Day, we call on the Russian government to uphold its responsibility to protect and defend freedom of the press. In 1998, the Russian Federation signed the European Convention on Human Rights, which guarantees the right to freedom of expression for all citizens and the right “to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers.”
On the evening of April 9, FSB agents carried out a search at the home of Roman Anin, IStories editor-in-chief. The raid took place as part of a criminal case that was opened under article 137, section 2 of the criminal code of the Russian Federation: Invasion of personal privacy committed by a person through their official position. Roman has been summoned for questioning twice already. Right now, he is being treated as a witness. We have decided to collate the answers to our readers’ and colleagues’ most frequently asked questions.
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On December 17, president Vladimir Putin held his annual ‘Direct Line’, a live press conference, where the public can submit questions directly to the president. In 2020, it was held remotely over video, and questions could be asked not only by journalists, but also by interested members of the general public. The format of this ‘Direct Line’ to Putin has existed since 2001, during which time he, in the position of both president and prime minister, answered questions from concerned citizens, 18 times.
Telling The Truth!
Telling The Truth!
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