Glasnost Defence Foundation Digest No. 823

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13 November 2017

Source: Glasnost Defence Foundation 


1. City TV channel correspondent fired (Magadan, Far East)

2. Mass picketing action held in protest against journalist and human rights activities (Chechen Republic, North Caucasus)

3. Glasnost: Setbacks and victories, Urals style (Yekaterinburg, Urals)

4. Republic's head toughens rules of interaction with social-media users (Karelia, Northwest Russia)

5. Russian “Companion” reminded of English lord's son (Perm, Volga)

Our contributors

1. Pochta Rossii fails to timely deliver mail to subscribers (Rostov Region, South Russia)

2. Double standards (Krasnodar Region, South)

This digest was prepared by the Glasnost Defence Foundation ([3] in Moscow. The digest has been issued once a week, on Mondays, since August 11, 2000.

We acknowledge the assistance of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee.

Currently the digest is distributed by e-mail to 1,500 subscribers in and outside Russia.


Editor-in-chief, Alexei Simonov

By Boris Timoshenko, head of GDF Information Service

Svetlana Zemskova, GDF lawyer

Vsevolod Shelkhovskoy, translator


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Reprinted by kind permission. Translation by Glasnost Defence Foundation