International non-governmental organization “reporters without borders” published a new list of politicians and organizations, which the organization considers enemies of freedom of the press. In the list of the 35 points were the heads of state and government, political and criminal groups and movements.
Russia is represented in this list two people: it included the President of the country Vladimir Putin and head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov. The list includes the presidents of several CIS countries: Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, Belarus — Alexander Lukashenko, Kazakhstan — Nursultan Nazarbayev and Turkmenistan — Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
In addition, “reporters without borders” considered enemies of press freedom Cuban leader Raul Castro, the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong-UN and Chinese leader XI Jinping. It also includes the President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro and the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Saudi king Salman bin Abdul-Aziz al Saud.
Of the organizations on the list were banned in Russia grouping “Islamic state” and the Taliban, Yemeni Houthi rebels, the Pakistani intelligence service ISI, and the Mexican drug cartel “Los Zetas”.
In the card of the Russian President, the organization pointed out that now the level of freedom of speech in Russia is lower than ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union. According to “Reporters without borders” is currently behind bars are four Russian journalists, including a staff member Alexander Sokolov. Putin characterizes the organization as a champion of the “nationalist authoritarianism”, in the beginning of whose reign in control of the state passed all the main TV channels of the country.
In Russia, writes human rights defenders, adopted the practice of closing websites without a court order, and social network users risk being behind bars, publishing one post. As examples of the pressure on the press, the organization leading the situation in the publications “Tape.ru” and on the TV channel “Rain”.
Ramzan Kadyrov described as “a brutal autocrat”, who is, according to the organization, eliminate independent journalism, the “mode supports the illusion of prosperity media, financing from the Republican budget”. The card also Oksana that Kadyrov called himself “Putin’s infantryman”, a liberal Russian newspaper he calls “traitors” or “enemies of the people”. Murderers of the journalist and human rights worker Natalia Estemirova remain unpunished, and the families of those who do not share the “compulsory enthusiasm”, intimidated.
“Reporters without borders” international non — governmental organization dedicated to protecting press freedom, journalists and active citizens of online communities, the struggle against censorship and the release of journalists imprisoned for their professional activities.