Regime uses accusations of extremism to silence dissenting voices – and intimidate news consumers.
Nika Gvaramia imprisoned for abuse of power in a sentence largely seen as a retaliation for his criticism of the ruling party.
Rights organisations maintain that systematic lack of action in investigating such crimes serves to empower perpetrators.
Residents in the southern city describe huge anxiety and intimidation amid a semblance of normal life.
Despite the crackdown that followed the invasion of Ukraine, journalists carry on the battle for free expression.
A young activist who documented the dire conditions in the Transnistrian army found herself in Ukraine in the wake of Russia’s invasion.
“I heard screams, heard others being interrogated. They were simply tortured.”
How guerilla media operations in the country’s east preceded - and amplified - Russia’s invasion.
Case highlights growing pressures on free expression in Central Asian state.
Country sees a clampdown on independent media and civil society as CSTO troops arrive and a weakened president scrambles to entrench his grip on power.