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Russia blocks Ingush news site Fortanga

Fortanga, set up in the wake of mass unrest in the republic over a land deal with Chechnya, has been highly critical of the Ingush authorities.

Russia blocks Ingush news site Fortanga

Fortanga, set up in the wake of mass unrest in the republic over a land deal with Chechnya, has been highly critical of the Ingush authorities.

New anti–hate speech bill for Georgian TV stations slammed by rights groups

the Coalition for Media Advocacy said the bill would give the state leverage to influence the media.

New anti–hate speech bill for Georgian TV stations slammed by rights groups

the Coalition for Media Advocacy said the bill would give the state leverage to influence the media.

Editorial | I/We are Golunov, and Geriyev, and Kochesoko…

The arrest of Meduza journalist Ivan Golunov mirrors the treatment of government critics in the North Caucasus.

Editorial | I/We are Golunov, and Geriyev, and Kochesoko…

By OC Media

The arrest of Meduza journalist Ivan Golunov mirrors the treatment of government critics in the North Caucasus.

Azerbaijani journalist sued for ‘filming election fraud’

The director of a Baku school filed a lawsuit against journalist Sevinj Vagifgizi for filming her during last year’s presidential election.

Azerbaijani journalist sued for ‘filming election fraud’

The director of a Baku school filed a lawsuit against journalist Sevinj Vagifgizi for filming her during last year’s presidential election.

Rustavi 2 shareholder sues Gvaramia and other shareholders

Director Nika Gvaramia accused the government of being behind the lawsuit to attack the channel’s editorial independence.

Rustavi 2 shareholder sues Gvaramia and other shareholders

Director Nika Gvaramia accused the government of being behind the lawsuit to attack the channel’s editorial independence.

Natia Kapanadze dismissed as Adjara TV director

NGOs and opposition parties had expressed fears that her dismissal would put media freedom at risk.

Natia Kapanadze dismissed as Adjara TV director

NGOs and opposition parties had expressed fears that her dismissal would put media freedom at risk.

Calls to impeach Adjara TV head raise concerns about media freedom in Georgia

Two of the five members of Adjara TV’s Board of Advisors requested that director Natia Kapanadze be removed.

Calls to impeach Adjara TV head raise concerns about media freedom in Georgia

Two of the five members of Adjara TV’s Board of Advisors requested that director Natia Kapanadze be removed.

Azerbaijan cuts public funding for newspapers

At least 18 newspapers will lose state support, with a number of them dropping their print editions as a result.

Azerbaijan cuts public funding for newspapers

At least 18 newspapers will lose state support, with a number of them dropping their print editions as a result.

Proposed Georgian defamation law ‘puts freedom of speech at risk’

The new proposed law came after the head of the Georgian Orthodox Church spoke out against the ‘malicious use of free speech’.

Proposed Georgian defamation law ‘puts freedom of speech at risk’

The new proposed law came after the head of the Georgian Orthodox Church spoke out against the ‘malicious use of free speech’.

Suspect in Daghestani newspaper founder murder convicted on drug and weapon charges

Magomed Khazamov is one of the official suspects in the 2011 killing of Chernovik founder Khadzhimurad Kamalov.

Suspect in Daghestani newspaper founder murder convicted on drug and weapon charges

Magomed Khazamov is one of the official suspects in the 2011 killing of Chernovik founder Khadzhimurad Kamalov.

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