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Daghestan’s Chernovik newspaper ‘faces closure’ over pressure from the authorities

Chernovik’s deputy editor-in-chief told OC Media that pressure on printing houses and advertisers posed an existential threat to the paper.

Daghestan’s Chernovik newspaper ‘faces closure’ over pressure from the authorities

Chernovik’s deputy editor-in-chief told OC Media that pressure on printing houses and advertisers posed an existential threat to the paper.

Four Daghestani women flee to Georgia citing domestic abuse

The women were held up by Russian border guards for almost a day before being let into Georgia.

Four Daghestani women flee to Georgia citing domestic abuse

The women were held up by Russian border guards for almost a day before being let into Georgia.

Podcast | North Caucasians face discrimination at the Georgian border and femicide in Georgia

OC Media's staff discuss the discrimination faced by North Caucasians at the Georgian border and what Georgia should be doing to curb violence against women.

Podcast | North Caucasians face discrimination at the Georgian border and femicide in Georgia

OC Media's staff discuss the discrimination faced by North Caucasians at the Georgian border and what Georgia should be doing to curb violence against women.

Two police officers jailed for beating woman and falsifying evidence in Daghestan

Shamil Aliyev and Ramazan Saipulaev were sentenced to 3.5 years in prison.

Two police officers jailed for beating woman and falsifying evidence in Daghestan

Shamil Aliyev and Ramazan Saipulaev were sentenced to 3.5 years in prison.

Violence and arrests as anti-war protests hit Russia’s North Caucasus 

 At least 100 people have been arrested in unprecedented protests in Kabardino-Balkaria and Daghestan. 

Violence and arrests as anti-war protests hit Russia’s North Caucasus 

 At least 100 people have been arrested in unprecedented protests in Kabardino-Balkaria and Daghestan. 

Is a new armed uprising on the horizon in Chechnya?

Opposition movements and grassroots activists have announced that they are preparing to revive the fight for Chechen independence

Is a new armed uprising on the horizon in Chechnya?

By Luiza Mchedlishvili

Opposition movements and grassroots activists have announced that they are preparing to revive the fight for Chechen independence

Chechen reportedly abducted in Grozny for being queer

A video released on 25 July suggests that Rizvan Dadayev was detained after having sought sex with men

Chechen reportedly abducted in Grozny for being queer

A video released on 25 July suggests that Rizvan Dadayev was detained after having sought sex with men

Founder of Ingush news site Fortanga placed on Russian wanted list

Izabella Evloeva was placed on Russian wanted lists for her coverage of the invasion of Ukraine.

Founder of Ingush news site Fortanga placed on Russian wanted list

Izabella Evloeva was placed on Russian wanted lists for her coverage of the invasion of Ukraine.

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.

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