Many business owners and intellectuals fled Russia after the invasion of Ukraine, but others stayed behind, struggling to redefine their lives. Their diverging choices do not add up to a broad challenge to Vladimir Putin’s war.
Dmitri A. Muratov, the editor of the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, will donate proceeds to UNICEF to help Ukrainian child refugees.
Priti Patel, Britain’s home secretary, approved the order. But Mr. Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who faces charges in the U.S. under the Espionage Act, is likely to appeal.
A new report challenges news outlets to provide richer, more urgent coverage of the rise of authoritarian movements in the United States and abroad.
Both the women making accusations, and the press when it publishes them, assume the considerable risk that comes with antagonizing the rich, powerful and litigious.
The arrests are a stark gauge of how the Kremlin has intensified repression of critics. At least 50 people now face years-long prison sentences.
Dmitri A. Muratov, whose newspaper was shuttered in response to the Kremlin’s increasingly draconian censorship, will donate the proceeds to Ukrainian refugees.
The authorities in the Islamic Republic like to take credit for the country’s achievements in film, but are warning those who make them not to cross red lines at home.
As hundreds gathered to witness the start of Shireen Abu Akleh’s funeral procession, riot police assaulted the people carrying her coffin.
No law or written code of conduct prescribes how an investigation into the leak of a draft opinion should proceed, or whether journalists will be swept into it.
We Filipinos were once proud of our democracy. The coming elections could see its end.
On this battlefield, lies are ammunition in Putin’s long and increasingly personal struggle to stay in power.
Amid concerns about Covid, President Biden offered some humor and received his own ribbing at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, a ritual that had gone on hiatus during the pandemic.
Elon Musk has invested heavily in China, where officials are willing to influence or punish companies that cross political red lines.
Free speech absolutism might backfire when it comes to ining the company’s user base and profits.
The world’s richest person didn’t like Twitter. So he’s buying it.
Readers discuss the free speech and media ownership issues raised by the offer. Also: Strategy in Ukraine; Bernie Sanders; preying on people of color.
The practice, employed against at least three journalists in the restive region, is being used to limit free speech and chill news reporting, activists say.
The law professor Amy Gajda writes about the tug of war between the right to know and the right to be let alone.
Many Russians have been in the dark about their country’s losses. As news of more Russian deaths arrives, the reactions range from anger at the Kremlin to parroting the state’s messaging that blames “Nazis’’ in Ukraine.
A measure punishing the sharing of information about gangs is so vague, critics say, that virtually anyone can be arrested for speaking or writing about them, putting journalists in the cross hairs.
The fight between democracy and autocracy is happening not only in Ukraine.
Two journalists — one Russian, one Ukrainian — bridge the information iron curtain.
How a group of attorneys worked to keep negative stories about President Vladimir Putin’s allies out of the British media for decades.
The remarkable interview was still published by journalists outside of Russia, an episode that laid bare the extraordinary, and partly successful, efforts at censorship by Moscow.
At least four state television employees have publicly resigned, citing regret for their roles in promoting false narratives about Ukraine.
In a court filing, the conservative group assailed prosecutors for concealing the action in a proceeding from the investigation of how it acquired Ashley Biden’s diary.
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As a Chechen journalist, I watch videos of the Ukrainian bomb shelters and remember the brutal bombardment of Grozny.
We will rebuild Russia, of course, slowly and patiently, just like the generation before us. But not before this one crumbles first.
The Kremlin has used a barrage of increasingly outlandish falsehoods to prop up its overarching claim that the invasion of Ukraine is justified.
Russia and China have the tendency to learn the worst from each other: tyrants, famines, purges and, now, internet censorship.
Now we must bear that failure.
Western news outlets are engaging in a tense debate over balancing an urgent need to bear witness with journalists’ ability to report freely under strict new laws there.
In a blow for the embattled WikiLeaks founder, the court said it had refused permission to appeal “because the application does not raise an arguable point of law.”
Some legal experts say it is time to draw a sharp line between protected speech and harmful disinformation.
Russia’s disinformation machine is working in overdrive inside its own borders.
To watch news broadcasts of the fighting in Ukraine on the main state channels in Russia is to witness the extent of the Kremlin’s efforts to sanitize its war.
BBC and Bloomberg News were among the media outlets that instructed Russia-based reporters to cease news gathering after a new law cracked down on news and free speech.
Calling the war in Ukraine a “war” in social media, print or broadcast will be a crime punishable by up to 15 years in jail. Russia also blocked access to foreign news sites.
In much of the world, Russia is losing the information war over Ukraine. In China, though, it’s winning big.
“Everything that’s not propaganda is being eliminated,” a Nobel Prize winning editor said as Russian authorities moved to control the narrative in the Ukraine war.
The British broadcaster is turning to frequencies that still work during a communications blackout.
Despite the Kremlin’s efforts to obscure the offensive in Ukraine, the costs of the war were already evident in both economic and social turmoil.
The country’s propagandists have used a variety of tools online to promote a vision of the Games that is free of rancor or controversy.
Lawyers sympathetic to revisiting libel law say several cases in the courts could be used to re-examine longstanding Supreme Court precedent.
The jury will continue to deliberate. The judge indicated that he believed an appeal was likely and said that the appeals court “would greatly benefit from knowing how the jury would decide” the case.
Prosecutors ended their case against Jeffrey Moyo without calling key witnesses on Monday, prompting a move to dismiss a case that even government lawyers have called “shaky.”
A state appeals court said that a judge’s order preventing publication of the documents would not be enforced until a formal appeal could be heard.
For China, a Uyghur lighting the cauldron was a feel-good moment of ethnic unity. Western critics saw a cynical bid to whitewash human rights abuses in Xinjiang.