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Can Ukraine destroy Putin? The case for optimism.

When the US government offered to help Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky evacuate as Russia was attacking Kyiv, Zelensky responded: "The fight is here. I...

UN testimony on Russia playing the victim in Ukraine

Testimony to UN Security Council on Russian hate speech By Timothy Snyder Evidence to UN Security Council session on 14/03/23 called by Russian Federation to discuss...

Orbán’s latest assault on Hungarian journalists

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his ruling Fidesz party have spent years turning Hungary’s media environment into their playground — not through outright repression,...

Libel Tourism – the law as a whore

This essay from the London Review of Books gets to the heart of 'lawfare' - the use of wealth against democracy by Peter Geoghegan, editor-in-chief,...

“My ex-colleagues have made a pact with the Devil”

Vienna, March 11, 2023 Harrowing personal story of Russian journalist who broke ranks with Kremlin Marina Ovsyannikova challenged the Kremlin with a spectacular protest against the...

UK government ‘let lawyers bypass sanctions’ to help Putin ally sue journalist

Documents seen by Open Democracy show UK firm got approval to engage with Wagner group founder Yevgeny Prigozhin Rishi Sunak's Treasury allowed Russian oligarch Yevgeny...

EU official calls for a “Radio Free Russia”

Senior official Vĕra Jourová in bid to help independent Russian media distribute content in their home country and evade heavy censorship European Commission vice-president in charge...

Revealed: how UK government helped Putin ally sue British journalist

UK Treasury, then under now PM Rishi Sunak’s control, let Yevgeny Prigozhin circumvent sanctions to target Eliot Higgins, a British journalist investigating him. The UK...

Byline Times on Russian role in pushing Brexit, Johnson, and Trump

SG. Barcelona, January 2/3, 2023 Byline independent news exposes how Brexit Leave campaign was pushed by Russia Putin's Brexit Coup In this reprint of his exclusive...

Fake anti-vaxers try to block whistleblower journalists

Vienna, November 24, 2022 In its latest newsletter, the Council of Europe Platform to protect journalists' safety again underlines the importance of exposing - and...

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