The numbers alone are appalling: nearly 100 political prisoners. Dozens of attacks on journalists, stretching back nearly 15 years.


Spurred by the high-profile arrest of investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova last December, her colleagues in Azerbaijan and the United States began to wonder about the people behind those numbers. Check out

Kiev deports Russian journalist over ‘anti-Ukrainian activities’

The State Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has deported the Russian journalist Aleksandra Cherepnina back to Moscow from Kiev. The correspondent for Russian state broadcaster Channel One was accused of “anti-Ukrainian activities.”

Cherepnina claims that she was manhandled by a pair of officers, taken to a security office, interrogated and accused of producing propaganda. Check out