- Justice for Journalists

Affiliated media:, Independent online publication

Incident date: January 28, 2021

Attack type:

  • Bullying, intimidation, pressure, threats of violence and death, including cyber-

Who attacked: Authorities

Source: Twitter account of

Location: Russia, Moscow, Moscow

Additional information:

The discrediting campaign has been organised against Firstly, the State Duma Committee on Information Policy has prepared a so-called report titled «express-analysis of fakes» about the protest rally on January 23, where was blamed for using various data resources, including Anti-Corruption Foundation and not Ministry of Internal Affairs data only. Then, the investigation made by was discredited on the NTV TV channel. On the same day, the publication called Octagon released the special-order material about Roman Badanin, editor-in-chief which is entirely composed of lies and mistakes. Later, Kremlin-owned Telegram channels shared Octagon's investigation.