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Kara-Mursa faces Stalinist 25 years sentence

by Edward Steen, Vienna, April 18, 2023 Putin's latest unendurably cynical blow to the human spirit was delivered yesterday by sentencing to 25 years the...

WSJ reporter feted and free press defended

by Edward Steen, Secretary-General, Vienna, April 18, 2023 The Wall Street Journal reports that  Lynne Tracy, the newly-appointed U.S. ambassador to Russia, visited the WSJ's...

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...

UK govt planned to allow Wagner SLAPP against BBC

by Edward Steen, Vienna March 21, 2023 Putin’s private, sanctioned warlord, Yevgeny Prigozhin, 61, ex-jailbird, hot-dog salesman,  now billionaire founder of the murderous Wagner Group, ...

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,...

Navalny feature film wins Oscar in LA – infuriating Putin fans

Vienna, April 13, 2023 by Edward Steen As predicted in these pages by Julia Ioffe, the documentary film about Russian oppositionist Alexei Navalny last night (12/03)...

“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...

Georgia in turmoil over media freedom

Paris, March 10, 2023 After three days of intense street protests in Tbilisi, the Georgian capital, parliamentarians have  scrapped government plans which plainly echo the...

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