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Des fleurs pour Anna – L’offensive de la Russie contre les médias et la vérité - 7 October 2014

Headline Title:  L’offensive de la Russie contre les médias Le siège de Novaïa Gazeta est situé dans un immeuble de bureaux morne, en béton gris et rose, dans une petite rue tranquille d’un quartier cossu d Le 7 octobre, des militants du monde entier marquent le huitième anniversaire de l’assassinat d’Anna Politkovskaïa. Media Node:  Anna Politkovskaya_fr Elena Milashina_fr Anna Politkovskaya memorial_fr Twitter Tag:  SpeakOutRussia Story Location:  Russia “Ces gens sont des tueurs et ils pensent comme des tueurs. Pour eux, tuer quelqu’un est la façon la plus simple de résoudre un problème. Plusieurs de nos confrères et consœurs ont été tués ; nous comprenons cela mieux que quiconque. ” Source:  Elena Milachina, reporter de Novaïa Gazeta sur la Tchétchénie “Je pense que nous ne saurons pas la vérité tant que ce gouvernement sera en place. Il faut qu’il y ait une volonté politique. Dès l’instant où elle sera là, tout ira très vite et il y aura des résultats. Pour l’instant, l’impasse est totale. ” Source:  Ilia Politkovski, fils d'Anna Politkovskaïa URL:  Donnons de la voix pour la Russie ! Description:  Campagne

Estratagemas jurídicas para destruir al “enemigo interno”: ONG rusas calificadas de “agentes extranjeros” - 9 October 2014

Headline Title:  Estratagemas jurídicas para destruir al “enemigo interno” “Primero vinieron a por a los socialistas y yo guardé silencio, porque no era socialista.“Luego vinieron a por los sindicalistas y yo guardé silencio, porque no era sindicalista. ONG rusas calificadas de "agentes extranjeros" por las autoridades hablan sobre su lucha para poner fin a la campaña de desprestigio emprendida contra ellos y sobre su vital labor. Media Node:  Memorial "foreign agent" graffiti_es Twitter Tag:  SpeakOutRussia Story Location:  Rusia “Hoy tenemos problemas con el gobierno. Recibimos un apoyo considerablemente menor de la sociedad. Pero esto no cambia nuestro rumbo. Tenemos que hacer lo que hacemos: quizás debamos hacerlo con más intensidad.” Source:  Aleksandr Daniel, historiador del Centro de Investigación Histórica de San Petersburgo, de la organización Memorial “Soy un patriota: amo a mi país y quiero que la situación mejore. Nuestro gobierno llama a esto política. Yo, sin embargo, creo que querer ver una mejora es un deseo natural de todo ciudadano.” Source:  Oleg Orlov, presidente de la junta directiva del Centro de Derechos Humanos Memorial, con sede en Moscú URL:  Speak Out Russia Description:  Campaña

Une guerre juridique pour éliminer les ennemis de l’intérieur: des ONG russes sont enregistrées comme «agents de l’étranger» - 9 October 2014

Headline Title:  ONG russes étiquetées «agents de l'étranger» « Lorsqu’ils sont venus chercher les socialistes, je n’ai pas protesté, je n’étais pas socialiste. Des ONG russes étiquetées « agents de l'étranger » parlent de leur lutte pour mettre fin à la campagne de diffamation lancée contre elles et leur action. Media Node:  Memorial "foreign agent" graffiti_fr Ella Polyakova_fr Oleg Orlov_fr Grigory Melkonyants_fr Twitter Tag:  SpeakOutRussia Story Location:  Russia “Aujourd’hui, nous faisons face à des difficultés avec le gouvernement. Nous jouissons d’un soutien bien réduit au sein de la société. Pourtant, cela ne change pas notre cap. Nous devons faire ce que nous faisons – peut-être devons-nous le faire plus intensément.” Source:  Aleksandre Daniel, historien au sein de l’ONG Memorial’s St. Petersburg Centre for Historical Research “Je suis un patriote, j’aime mon pays et je veux que la situation s’améliore. Notre gouvernement appelle ça de la politique. J’estime pour ma part que c’est le désir naturel de tout citoyen de souhaiter des améliorations.” Source:  Oleg Orlov, président du conseil d’administration de Memorial, une ONG basée à Moscou URL:  Donnons de la voix pour la Russie ! Description:  Campagne

Amnesty International mobilizes international solidarity against repression in Russia

Amnesty International is launching a week of action to demonstrate worldwide solidarity with Russia’s embattled civil society on 6-12 October 2014 Amnesty International is launching a week of action to demonstrate worldwide solidarity with Russia’s embattled civil society on 6-12 October 2014. 

‘My freedom defends yours’: Propaganda and truth about homophobia in Russia - 11 October 2014

Headline Title:  ‘My freedom defends yours’: Propaganda and truth about homophobia in Russia The scene evoked the standoff between David and Goliath.   Activists in St. Petersburg explain how a history of seething homophobia and a sinister new "propaganda of homosexuality" law have brought fresh stigma and fear.  Media Node:  Kirill Kalugin assault Kirill Kalugin "Coming Out" Bok o Bok Twitter Tag:  SpeakOutRussia Story Location:  Russia 59° 56' 48.5772" N, 30° 23' 37.2372" E “‘Propaganda of homosexuality’ isn’t a thing, so it’s very hard to know what it means. If you are gay and open about it, basically that’s considered ‘propaganda’. ” Source:  Polina Andrianova, director of the St. Petersburg-based LGBT group “Coming Out” “In Soviet times, it was taboo to speak about sexuality at all, and homosexuality was prohibited” Source:  Gulya Sultanova, organizer of “Side by Side” LGBT film festival URL:  Speak Out Russia Description:  Campaign URL:  A time to grieve and a time to dance Description:  Blog, 18 September 2014 URL:  My Body My Rights Description:  Global campaign

Lawfare to destroy ‘enemies within’ – Russian NGOs tagged as ‘foreign agents’ - 9 October 2014

Headline Title:  Lawfare to destroy ‘enemies within’ – Russian NGOs tagged as ‘foreign agents’ “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Socialist. Russian NGOs labelled as "foreign agents" by the authorities speak out about their fight to end the smear campaign against them and their vital work. Media Node:  Memorial "foreign agent" graffiti Ella Polyakova Oleg Orlov Grigory Melkonyants Twitter Tag:  SpeakOutRussia Story Location:  Russia 58° 0' 16.5816" N, 52° 1' 52.5" E “Today we face problems with the government. We have substantially less support in society. But this doesn’t change our course. We have to do what we do – maybe we need to do it more intensely.” Source:  Aleksandr Daniel, historian with Memorial’s St. Petersburg Centre for Historical Research “I’m a patriot – I love my country and want the situation to be better. Our government calls this politics. Though I think it’s a natural desire of any citizen to want to see an improvement.” Source:  Oleg Orlov, chairman of the board of Moscow-based Human Rights Centre Memorial URL:  Joint NGO letter to the President of the Russian Federation to stop clampdown on freedom of association Description:  Joint NGO letter, 9 October 2014 URL:  Lawfare to destroy ‘enemies within’ Description:  Read this story on Medium.com URL:  Speak Out Russia Description:  Campaign

‘You feel that just anybody can be detained’ – Russia’s shrinking space for peaceful protest - 6 October 2014

Headline Title:  ‘Anybody can be detained’ – Russia’s shrinking space for peaceful protest   Russia's show trials of Bolotnaya protesters earlier this year rocked many in Russian society and shocked the world. But those headline cases are just the tip of the iceberg in the authorities’ wider bid to crush the freedoms of assembly and expression.  Media Node:  Bolotnaya protests Kseniya Metrokhina Evgeny Belyakov Twitter Tag:  SpeakOutRussia Story Location:  Russia 55° 45' 33.642" N, 37° 38' 20.976" E “Our life has become very sad and absurd.” Source:  Kseniya Metrokhina, a Moscow-based academic “It’s completely arbitrary – you feel that just anyone can be detained. You wonder what else they might do. There seems to be completely free interpretation of any legislation.” Source:  Evgeny Belyakov, a human rights activist in Moscow URL:  Speak Out Russia Description:  Campaign

Flowers for Anna – Russia’s offensive on media and the truth - 7 October 2014

Headline Title:  Flowers for Anna – Russia’s offensive on media and the truth   Activists around the world will mark the eighth anniversary of the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya on 7 October. Media Node:  Anna Politkovskaya Elena Milashina Anna Politkovskaya memorial Twitter Tag:  SpeakOutRussia Story Location:  Russia 43° 32' 15.3528" N, 45° 58' 40.0188" E “These people are murderers and they have the minds of murderers. For them, the easiest way to dissolve a problem is to kill someone. After several murders of our colleagues, we understood this better than anyone else. ” Source:  Elena Milashina, reporter on Chechnya at Novaya Gazeta “I think we will only have the truth when there is a new government. You need to have political will. After that, everything will go fast and we’ll have results. At the moment it’s going nowhere. ” Source:  Ilya Politkovskiy, Anna Politkovskaya's son URL:  Speak Out Russia Description:  Campaign

Ukraine: Mounting evidence of war crimes and Russian involvement - 7 September 2014

Headline Title:  Ukraine: Mounting evidence of war crimes and Russian involvement Ukrainian militia and separatist forces are responsible for war crimes, Amnesty International said today.  Satellite images revealed by Amnesty International indicate a build-up of Russian armour and artillery in eastern Ukraine.  Media Node:  Ukraine Twitter Tag:  ukraine Story Location:  United Kingdom 47° 32' 52.0764" N, 38° 45' 35.1576" E See map: Google Maps “Our evidence shows that Russia is fuelling the conflict, both through direct interference and by supporting the separatists in the East.” Source:  Amnesty International's Salil Shetty URL:  Download the satellite images

Amnesty International’s Secretary General to visit Moscow

Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International, will visit Moscow from 9-10 September 201 Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International, will visit Moscow from 9-10 September 2014.  

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