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Censorship and violence: the challenges to press freedom in the Caucasus in 2022

OC Media spoke with journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Daghestan, and Georgia about the challenges they must overcome to report the news.

Censorship and violence: the challenges to press freedom in the Caucasus in 2022

By Shota Kincha

OC Media spoke with journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Daghestan, and Georgia about the challenges they must overcome to report the news.

The Yangulbaev saga and the price of opposition in Chechnya

The Yangulbaevs — a family of outspoken critics of Kadyrov’s government— have been the target of a wave of persecution.

The Yangulbaev saga and the price of opposition in Chechnya

By Leonid Krasnov

The Yangulbaevs — a family of outspoken critics of Kadyrov’s government— have been the target of a wave of persecution.

Opinion | Russia’s death train rolls through Chechnya and Ingushetia

Russia’s ‘victory train’ is a grotesque parody of the trains that took so many to exile and death.

Opinion | Russia’s death train rolls through Chechnya and Ingushetia

By Magomed Torijev

Russia’s ‘victory train’ is a grotesque parody of the trains that took so many to exile and death.

ECHR rules Russia is guilty of abducting a Chechen government critic

The whereabouts of Salman Tepsurkayev, who was abducted over one year ago, are still unknown.

ECHR rules Russia is guilty of abducting a Chechen government critic

The whereabouts of Salman Tepsurkayev, who was abducted over one year ago, are still unknown.

15-year-old student stabbed to death in capital of Daghestan

The alleged killer was the victim’s classmate and has been charged with murder.

15-year-old student stabbed to death in capital of Daghestan

The alleged killer was the victim’s classmate and has been charged with murder.

‘I slipped a ₽1,000 bill in her lab coat’: false vaccine certificates in Russia’s North Caucasus

As compulsory COVID-19 vaccination begins for some professions, in Kabardino-Balkaria, vaccination certificates are available for as little as $14.

‘I slipped a ₽1,000 bill in her lab coat’: false vaccine certificates in Russia’s North Caucasus

By Askar Shogenov

As compulsory COVID-19 vaccination begins for some professions, in Kabardino-Balkaria, vaccination certificates are available for as little as $14.

Voice | ‘I was shot twice in the head and abducted, but I survived’

Sufyan had a promising life and career ahead of him until he reported his superiors for a massive fraudulent scheme.

Voice | ‘I was shot twice in the head and abducted, but I survived’

Sufyan had a promising life and career ahead of him until he reported his superiors for a massive fraudulent scheme.

South Ossetian minister charged with attacking journalist in Vladikavkaz

The Deputy Defence Minister of South Ossetia is accused of attacking a journalist in January.

South Ossetian minister charged with attacking journalist in Vladikavkaz

The Deputy Defence Minister of South Ossetia is accused of attacking a journalist in January.

Hundreds of endangered seals wash up dead on Daghestan’s shores

Eco-activists and scientists have warned of an environmental disaster in the Caspian Sea.

Hundreds of endangered seals wash up dead on Daghestan’s shores

Eco-activists and scientists have warned of an environmental disaster in the Caspian Sea.

One person killed during ‘counter-terrorist operation’ in Daghestan

The special Counter-Terrorist Operation regime was in force for much of Thursday in the Makhachkala’s Sovietsky district.

One person killed during ‘counter-terrorist operation’ in Daghestan

The special Counter-Terrorist Operation regime was in force for much of Thursday in the Makhachkala’s Sovietsky district.

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