Journalists In Trouble As Police Begins Homes Search
Information reaching naija news house has it that the Russian police on Tuesday were reportedly searching the homes of multiple journalists, with at least one detention reported.
Internet news portal, Projekt, reported that police had been at the home of chief editor Roman Badanin and that they had detained deputy chief editor Mikhail Rubin.
Access to Projekt’s website was also disrupted sporadically.
Employees with Projekt speculated that the searches were linked to a 2017 report by the group about a St Petersburg business executive.
Media operations critical of the Russian government have complained that they are coming under increasing pressure from the government.
Some, like the Meduza portal, critical of the Russian government, have been categorised as “foreign agents.’’
Meduza noted that the designation meant that business partners cut ties and that the Latvian-based organisation had to shut down some of its editorial offices and slash pay for its employees.
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