Russian Journalist Protests Ukraine War


Journalist Marina Vladimirovna Ovsyannikova who worked for Channel One Russia’s television news station interrupted a broadcast of Vremya News broadcast to protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. She was arrested, held without access to her lawyer, and later released. As of October 2022, she is wanted by the Russian justice system after escaping her pre-trial house arrest; her lawyer says that she fled to an undisclosed location in Europe. She was assisted in fleeing Russia by Reporters Without Borders.


Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (RWB) is an international non-profit organisation headquartered in Paris, France. RWB is guided by principles of democratic governance. We are neither a trade union nor a representative of media companies.

Reporters Without Borders (RSB) defends the right of every human being to have access to free and reliable information. This right is essential to know, understand, form an opinion and take action on vital issues in full awareness, both individually and collectively. Our mission? Act for the freedom, pluralism and independence of journalism and defend those who embody these ideals. Our mandate is in the spirit of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and of the major declarations and charters relating to journalistic ethics, notably the Munich Declaration of the Duties and Rights of Journalists.

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