News

Sep 18, 2014
A group of journalists from different cities of the North-West of Russia took part in a study trip to Sweden (Stockholm and Örebro). On the agenda there were the elections of regional and municipal councils. The visit was organized by the Nordic Journalist and the Regional Press Institute with the financial support of the Council of Ministers of the Nordic countries.
Sep 3, 2014

August 29 there was held a Skype conference of Barents Press Russia board. Met Journalists from Karelia, Arkhangelsk and Murmansk got together to discussed future plans and distributed the responsibility among the regional boards.

Sep 2, 2014

Investigative Journalism Support Foundation together with Glasnost Defence Foundation supported with the Journalistic Union of Karelia make up a group of participants for a training course within the program "Investigative Journalism and the blogosphere ".

Jun 6, 2014
Apr 28, 2014
 

Judge in Karelia reprimanded for hampering journalist’s work

Jul 13, 2010


The Qualifying Collegium of Karelia’s Supreme Court has sanctioned a judge for interfering with a reporter’s work. Last March, Judge E. Stepanova broke the law by ousting a journalist from the courtroom for using a tape recorder, and by requiring him to erase the recording.


After the incident was investigated, the head of Karelia’s Journalists’ Union received an official reply which we are publishing here in the hope that not only fellow journalists but also judges will read it:


“Dear Mr. Tsygankov,

Your April 5th complaint to the Supreme Court of Karelia about [the allegedly wrongful actions] of Judge E. I. Stepanova of the City Court of Petrozavodsk while considering a civil claim lodged by S. S. Mikhailov against the republican newspapers Moskovsky Komsomolets v Karelii and Karelskaya Guberniya in defense of his honor and dignity has been considered.

The facts cited in the complaint were checked, resulting in Judge Stepanova’s officially reprimanded by the Qualifying Collegium of the Supreme Court on June 9, 2010 for breaching the law while administering justice in a manner undermining the national judiciary’s authority.


Sincerely,
B. K. Taratunin,

Chairman, Supreme Court of Karelia
June 15, 2010".


Anatoly Tsygankov,
Glasnost Defense Foundation staff correspondent

Bookmark and Share

Print this page