Alexey Semenov - Justice for Journalists

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Alexey Semenov

Affiliated media: "Псковская губерния", Journalist

Incident date: April 15, 2022

Attack type:

  • Labelling media/individuals as foreign agents

Who attacked: Authorities

Source: The Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation

Location: Russia, Pskov Oblast, Pskov

Additional information:

The Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation included Alexey Semenov in the «foreign agents» registry. Along with him, seven other people were declared «foreign agents», including journalists Roman Dobrohotov, Yury Dud, Karen Shahinyan, cartoonist Sergey Yolkin and political scientist Ekaterina Schulmann. The Pskovskaya Guberniya website was blocked shortly after the invasion of Ukraine, and the police seized equipment from the editorial office. The media suspended operations at the beginning of March, and the editorial team was forced to emigrate.