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Longstanding editor-in-chief of Russia’s Novaya Gazeta to step down

16 November 2017 · Moscow · Russia
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Novaya Gazeta editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov. Image: Euku under a CC license

The long-serving editor-in-chief of Russia’s Novaya Gazeta, which is highly critical of the Kremlin, has said he is leaving after 22 years in the job.

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Tretyakov Gallery blames hackers after posting messages in support of Navalny

2 November 2017 · Moscow · Russia
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Entrance to the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. Image: Andrey under a CC license

Russia’s Tretyakov Gallery said on Thursday it had been hacked after its Twitter account posted messages of support for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

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Storytelling conference featuring psychiatrists and journalists to open in Bucharest

19 October 2017 · Bucharest · Romania
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Bucharest. Image: Ștefan Jurcă under a CC licence

Ever wanted to be surrounded by some of the best storytellers from the world of narrative journalism? In Bucharest this weekend you can be.

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The Calvert Journal presents workshops on digital storytelling in Georgia

17 October 2017 · Batumi · Kutaisi · Tbilisi · Georgia
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Are you a journalist, writer or managing a creative business in Georgia? Starting 21 October The Calvert Journal will be hosting free digital storytelling workshops in Kutaisi, Batumi and Tbilisi.

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Russia’s internet law is changing on 1 October. Here’s what you need to know

30 September 2017 · Russia
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Russia’s new laws, approved earlier this year, are coming into effect in several instalments starting on 1 October. The laws have become infamous for strict rules regarding VPNs, or internet proxy services, that allow people to surf the web anonymously and access websites banned by internet providers. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming changes.

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The end of Facebook in Russia? Media watchdog threatens ban in 2018

26 September 2017 · Moscow · Russia
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Facebook might be banned in Russia in 2018 if the site doesn’t start storing Russian users' personal data in Russia, head of media watchdog Roskomnadzor announced today.

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The Calvert Journal shortlisted for the 2017 Lovie Awards

20 September 2017
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The Calvert Journal has been selected as a finalist for the 7th Annual Lovie Awards in the Best Design – Functional category.

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Skate through Kiev central station with the new Apple Watch ad

14 September 2017 · Kiev · Ukraine
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  • Video: Andrey Sadovoy / YouTube

Anyone who has spent time in the Ukrainian capital might find themselves experiencing a touch of déjà vu when watching the ad for the new Apple Watch Series 3.

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Embattled journalist Yulia Latynina flees Russia following attacks

11 September 2017 · Russia
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Yulia Latynina. Image: Dmitry Rozhkov under a CC licence

Leading Russian journalist Yulia Latynina has left Russia with her family following a series of attacks on her in recent months.

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Facebook reports massive Russian-funded misinformation social media campaign

8 September 2017 · Russia
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Social media giant Facebook claims to have uncovered a Russia-based campaign to spread divisive political and social messages through its site.

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