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Russia: Prosecuted Blogger Receives Journalist Award

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Politics, RuNet Echo

Mikhail Afanasyev (aka LJ user rukhakasia [1]), blogger from Abakan [2], Eastern Siberia, received a Journalist Union Award “For Professional Achievement” for a series of articles about the accident at Sayano-Shushenskaya dam [3], Echo Moskvy reported [4]. The articles led to a criminal case initiated against Afanasyev, which was closed later due to lack of evidence.