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#ReportIt: Five years of impunity – what the murder of Pavel Sheremet means for journalism in Ukraine

On 20 July, 2016 Pavel Sheremet, a journalist working for online investigative newspaper Ukrayinska Pravda and Radio Vesti, was assassinated in a car explosion. Pavel Sheremet, 44, was a Belarusian…

Journalist found guilty of ’justifying terrorism’

Press freedom has been put on trial in the case of a journalist who has escaped a jail term after a massive show of solidarity from journalists and campaigners.

Too dangerous to stay: Russia’s journalists are leaving the country

A country with the largest territory in the world and a turbulent modern history, Russia is home to one of the most difficult media landscapes. Independent media has been around for less than three years, and in that time censorship has been tightening its grip with new-found strength.