RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 20, 2014

TODAY: Death toll continues to mount in Kiev; Lavrov berates West for meddling; Pussy Riot whipped in Sochi performance; the costs of hosting the Olympics; credit rating drop and ruble free fall; blogging crackdown. A tentative ‘truce’ reached between Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders in Kiev was quickly broken when nine protesters were shot dead in the space […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 9, 2013

TODAY: Journalist gunned down in Dagestan; dissidents fall foul of authorities in Perm discussion forum; Orthodox church TV spreads its tentacles. Moscow raises doubts about Syria’s peace prospects. Government employee pay rise raises eyebrows; tycoon receives state title; head of Bolshoi replaced. Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev, a journalist from Dagestan’s weekly Novoe Delo, has been found dead from multiple […]

Zambia’s Attack on Freedom of Expression

In Zambia today, the PF believes that it is illegal for you to have an opinion. You can be considered a “criminal” for disagreeing with the president, and apparently, you can face jail time if you dare to voice that criticism.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 11, 2012

TODAY: Tit-for-tat response to Magnitsky law; Putin emphasises need for patriotism, pledges to tackle graft; man held over TV host murder. Moscow ready to relinquish Azerbaijan radar base; Russia’s oil spill rap sheet. British conservative party denies links with Kremlin; Abramovich set for reduced stake in Norlisk; economic growth slows.  In a ‘symmetrical’ response to Washington’s Magnitsky bill, Russian […]