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The Moscow Times Closes Print Edition
The Moscow Times is set to release its final print edition on Thursday, July 6 with a special souvenir issue. 

Dutch businessman Derk Sauer announced in June that The Moscow Times brand would be moved to a charitable foundation in partnership with the publication’s current...

Three journalists leaving CNN after retracted article
Three CNN journalists, including the executive editor in charge of a new investigative unit, have resigned after the publication of a Russia-related article that was retracted. Thomas Frank, who wrote the story in question; Eric Lichtblau, an editor in the unit; and Lex Haris,...
Montana Republican Greg Gianforte Is Sentenced in Assault on Reporter
Greg Gianforte, a Montana Republican, was sentenced on Monday to 40 hours of community service and 20 hours of anger management classes for assaulting a reporter the night before he won a seat in the...
SEENPM Holds General Assembly in Belgrade
Representatives of the SEENPM member organizations gathered in Belgrade on 3 April for an annual meeting of the network’s General Assembly. The event took place against the backdrop of a deteriorating media and freedom of expression situation in many countries of Central and...
Moldova: IJC Strives to Promote Media Literacy
Media literacy lessons, information campaigns, media hackathon are only some of the activities that the Independent Journalism Center (IJC), a SEENPM member, implemented in recent years to promote...
CoE Memorandum on media freedom calls Turkey to lift the state of emergency
“There is an urgent need to restore freedom of expression and media freedom in Turkey.
U.S. launches TV network as alternative to Russian propaganda
Two U.S. government-funded news outlets are launching a global Russian-language TV network aimed at providing an alternative to slick, Kremlin-controlled media that critics say spread propaganda and misinformation.Current Time, run by Prague-based Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty...
Charges dropped against RT America journalist for covering inauguration protests
The US Attorney’s Office for Washington DC has dropped charges of felony rioting against RT America’s Alexander Rubinstein. He was among six journalists who were arrested while covering protests against the inauguration of President Donald Trump.Rubinstein was wearing his press...