Proekt.media - Justice for Journalists

Affiliated media: Proekt.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 Proekt.media

Location: Russia, Moscow, Moscow

Additional information:

The discrediting campaign has been organised against Proekt.media. 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 Proekt.media was blamed for using various data resources, including Anti-Corruption Foundation and not Ministry of Internal Affairs data only. Then, the investigation made by Proekt.media was discredited on the NTV TV channel. On the same day, the publication called Octagon released the special-order material about Roman Badanin, Proekt.media editor-in-chief which is entirely composed of lies and mistakes. Later, Kremlin-owned Telegram channels shared Octagon's investigation.