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Russia - Journalists beaten and arrested during post-election protests

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the way the police treated journalists during post-election protests in Moscow and Saint Petersburg on 5 March, when eight journalists were arrested and two were beaten (one by police and one by a group of nationalists). “It is clear that the purpose of this treatment was to silence journalists and prevent them from filming the protests,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The media were clearly targeted. This must stop. Journalists who are being held (...)

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