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🇷🇺 Russian journalists in exile. Journalists forced to flee Russia are still working to reach young Russians with the truth of the war in Ukraine, despite facing a wide range of difficulties. “These journalists occupy a kind of netherworld, not welcome in Russia yet eyed warily abroad because of where they come from. They have become stateless and homeless yet determined to fight the information war,” Roman Anin and Sharon Moshavi write. | NiemanReports
- Read this piece from Benjamin Bathke that we published on the same topic.
🧪 Science reporting and online harassment. Science journalists are feeling the impact of trolling, Lisa Palmer and Silvio Waisbord write. “Sadly, online attacks and threats have become the new normal in many newsrooms, with the result being that journalists are subject to a form of mob censorship.” | The Wire
⚖️ A threat to freedom of the press. RSF (Reporters Without Borders) has called on the parliament of northern Cyprus to reject a bill that could be used to imprison journalists and violate freedom of expression: “The risk of arbitrary decisions would be great and the law would become unpredictable for those directly affected.” | RSF
🧱 Intimidation campaign. US journalist Lauren Chooljian has been targeted by multiple attacks including bricks thrown at her house and incidents at three other homes tied to her, Jonathan Edwards reports. “Investigators are considering the possibility that the attacks are linked to her work as a senior reporter and producer for New Hampshire Public Radio. The possible motive: revenge for stories she’s published in the past, intimidation to silence her, or both.” | The Washington Post