Oleg Sentsov TESTAMENT We are all going to die. And I, unfortunately, am no exception. We’d all like to live a bit longer, and here I, fortunately, am also no exception. No, I don’t want to extend my life in order to live to a hundred and spend the last quarter of it dragging out Read more about Testament. Dog. By Oleg Sentsov[…]
I was born on Monday the 13th. I guess that’s why I’ve had such a fun life. My childhood was like any childhood, a happy time. I grew up in a village, in a semi-educated family: my mother was a nursery school teacher, my father a driver. We didn’t have much money, but I only Read more about Autobiography. By Oleg Sentsov[…]
IN LIGHT OF HUNGER STRIKE, PEN AMERICA DEMANDS OLEG SENTSOV’S IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2018 Vladimir Putin President of Russia 23, Ulitsa Ilyinka Moscow 103132 Russia Cc: Gianni Infantino, President, FIFA Dear President Putin, We, the undersigned artists, writers, filmmakers, and activists, join PEN America to call for the immediate and unconditional release Read more about PEN America demands Oleg Sentsov’s immediate release[…]
The paper by Nadezhda Azhgikhina has been published by the Center for Freedom of the Media. The original publication can be found here. Can a Free Press Survive in Russia? The scorecard so far By Nadezda Azhgikhina, vice president of the European Federation of Journalists and board member of the Free Word Association. In 2017 Read more about Can a Free Press Survive in Russia? The scorecard so far[…]
Steering Committee Meeting of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) accepted the application of the Free Word Association (FWA) to become EFJ partner. The List of EFJ partners includes more than a dozen organizations and initiatives, among which are the Global Forum for Media Development, Article 19, the European Center for Press and Media Freedom, Read more about The Free Word Association Becomes Partner of the EFJ[…]
Yury Shchekochikhin: Life in Word and Deed. Golden Film Studio, 2017, 40 minutes. Golden Film Studio’s 40-minute documentary examines the life and work of investigative journalist and Duma representative Yury Shchekochikhin. An outspoken champion of democracy, free expression, and the rule of law during perestroika and in post-Soviet Russia, Yury was famous for his probing Read more about A new film about Yury Shchekochikhin[…]
Free Word Association expresses its indignation over the continuing illegal detention of Stanislav Aseev, 27-year-old Ukrainian journalist and writer, in Donbassterritories uncontrolled by the Ukrainian government. Stanislav Aseev disappeared in Donetsk in the early June 2017, and for a long time his whereabouts were undisclosed. In mid July, military representatives of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People Read more about Free Word Association demands publicity and justice for Ukrainian journalist Stanislav Aseev[…]
Who and how violates the legal norms, which guarantee freedom of expression and freedom of speech in modern Russia? How is the Law on protection of journalists’ rights, independence of media and freedom of press actually enforced? What forms of censorship – officially banned by the Russian Constitution – are nevertheless systematically applied by the authorities?