Wrestling With Bears

Guroff, Nick
June 2007
Transitions Online;6/4/2007, p7
The article focuses on the pressures imposed by the Russian government and by powerful corporate interests to journalists in the country. It cites changes in the Russian press which imbued government intimidations, asserting that freedom of the press is not a privilege of television or newspapers. Efforts made by several reporters and media organizations to counter threats against press freedom were discussed.


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