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Russian Authorities Strike at Investigative Reporting

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Roman Badanin, chief editor of Project, October 2016. © 2016 Evgeny Feldman/AP Image Russian authorities have just delivered another blow to independent media in the country. On July 15, the prosecutor general’s office blacklisted Project Media Inc. as an “undesirable foreign organization,” banning it in Russia and making it unlawful for anyone in Russia’s jurisdiction to be associated with it. Project Media Inc., based in the United States, is the publisher of the Russian investigative media outlet, Project, which is now effectively also banned in Russia. Russia’s…

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