Russian media – under state control

26-05-2015

Media freedom in Russia peaked in the 1990s after censorship was abolished in 1988. However, since then the country has fallen to the bottom of the international league tables compiled by NGOs Freedom House and Reporters without Borders. There has been a sharp deterioration over the last few years, with restrictive new legislation and repression of the few dissenting voices left.

Media freedom in Russia peaked in the 1990s after censorship was abolished in 1988. However, since then the country has fallen to the bottom of the international league tables compiled by NGOs Freedom House and Reporters without Borders. There has been a sharp deterioration over the last few years, with restrictive new legislation and repression of the few dissenting voices left.