Stories from RuNet Echo from April, 2019
CEO of carpooling service disinvited from interview on Russian state media after producer found out she was a woman
Russia still has a long way to go in terms of gender equality.
Russians have been glued to their screens as they watched a rare show: unpredictable elections where an incumbent can hold debates with an outsider, lose the vote, and concede peacefully.
Russian state media scolds independent outlets for ‘neutral’ word choice in counter-terror operation reports
RT’s Russian-language website attacked other media outlets for using the word “killed” instead of “liquidated” or “neutralized.”
Media were quick to suggest that a bogus yoga ban story could be the first victim of the Russia's 'fake news' law.
Human rights activists will have to fight Yasen Nikolayev’s act on purely legalistic grounds, arguing that regulating the local labor market in Yakutia is not actually required.
Russians rejoice as their favorite Ukrainian presidential hopeful, a comedian with no political experience, wins first round
Ukraine’s presidential elections attracted intense attention from neighboring Russia, with state television channels -- usually extremely hostile to post-Maidan Ukraine -- attempting to paint a picture of chaos and disarray.