Russia - IFEX Member Campaigns
NGOs in Russia have been subjected to inspections apparently aimed at determining whether they comply with legislation. The Civic Solidarity Platform appeals to the international community to speak out against the new attempt to intimidate these groups.
PEN International is among 22 organisations signing onto an open letter that protests against draft legislation that would characterise any NGOs involved in political activities as “foreign agents”‘.
The rights group is warning that a ban on "homosexual propaganda" in St. Petersburg is so broad that a person displaying a rainbow flag, wearing a T-shirt with a gay-friendly logo or holding a LGBT-themed rally could be prosecuted.
On the occasion of the Russian president's European tour, RSF and international activists staged protests to draw attention to Russia's poor human rights record.
Members of the band who have not yet been arrested are now in hiding, but they responded to interview questions by email.
ARTICLE 19 and the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ) held their first one-day meeting to share experiences of addressing violence against journalists, exchange best practices and strategies on protection, and learn from each other.
As the Russian Union of Journalists prepares to host its annual commemoration of journalists who have died in the course of their work, IFJ expressed solidarity with its colleagues.
RSF representatives visited Chechnya and Dagestan from 9 to 13 September 2011, meeting with journalists, government officials and human rights activists.
PEN American Center expresses concern that some of the people behind Politkovskaya's murder may still be at large, furthering a climate of impunity for crimes against journalists and writers.
CPJ urged European Commission President José Manuel Barroso to address Russia's record of rampant impunity in resolving the killings of journalists.
CPJ told the mayor that his insistence on pursuing the lawsuit does infinitely more damage to his personal reputation than anything Beketov ever said or wrote.
The editor of "Novaya Gazeta" newspaper proposed starting a campaign to name a street after the murdered journalist.
Top investigators have pledged to pursue 19 cases of murdered journalists presented to them by a CPJ delegation.
Organised by ARTICLE 19 and IMS, the conference addressed the protection of journalists, including the use of violence as a means of controlling the media and the lack of effective government interventions to prevent and investigate abuses.
The organisation has submitted an amicus curiae brief to the ECHR in the case against the organisers of an art exhibit in 2003.
More than sixty media and human rights representatives gathered in Moscow to discuss joint actions for improving the state of freedom of expression.
The Committee expressed its concern "at the alarming incidence of threats, violent assaults and murders of journalists and human rights defenders."
CPJ and Pen American Center call on the Russian president to ensure that both Estemirova's assassins and those who sent them to her doorstep are brought to justice.
In a report submitted to the Committee, ARTICLE 19 provides detailed evidence of a range of abuses of the right to freedom of expression in Russia.
IPI called on the federal government to ensure that law enforcement agencies conduct conclusive investigations into assaults and murders of journalists.