A Difficult Journey From Repression to Democracy

Cooper, Ann
June 2006
Nieman Reports;Summer2006, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p48
The article discusses the challenges faced by Russian journalists who promoted democracy in the nation. President Vladimir Putin launched restrictions on the press in 2000. Hence, the journalists opposed the restrictions. Through the newspapers with limited circulation, the sentiments of the journalists are carried. Hence, the country desperately needs a new generation of courageous journalists who would pursue their goals even if they are arrested and targeted with death threats by the Russian authorities.


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