Despite all of the dangers, Magomed Evloyev refused to shut down his website on the grounds that it was the only uncensored source of public information in his homeland, Ingushetia.
Zurab Markhiev believes that in the Caucasus a journalist must also be a human rights defender since censorship makes crime easy. This belief exiled him to Europe, where he is forced to hide.
Independent journalists in the North Caucasus often find that reporting is a life-threatening pursuit. Many have been forced to flee Russia and seek asylum elsewhere, while others have been murdered for their work.
Scott Carney speaks about his reporting on the sale of human eggs on The Leonard Lopate Show.
Censorship and criminalization in the North Caucasus forced Valery Dzutsev, a former coordinator for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) to either “quit journalism or never return home.” He chose political asylum in the U.S. and cut ties with Russia.
A one-way ticket from Russia to Georgia bought Oleg Panfilov journalistic freedom. After the success he has now gained in Georgia, he reflects upon the hopelessness of journalism in Russia.
Journalist Elena Maglevannaya dared to expose the torture of Chechen detainees in Russian prisons. As a result, she was sued for libel, attacked by neo-Nazis and threatened with institutionalization.
A closer look at the life of a Moldovan TB victim reveals social trends that frequently complicate the disease's treatment.
A profile of Natalia Estemirova, a Chechen journalist who paid with her life to expose human rights abuses in her homeland.
Tuberculosis is easily cured, but not without consistent treatment. Community health workers monitoring daily dosages can mean the difference between life and death for both patients and communities.
One Moldovan family's story illustrates how lack of education and migration present public health obstacles to improving TB treatment in the country.
Disintegrating healthcare infrastructure in Moldova since the fall of the Soviet Union has led to fewer and smaller hospitals as the number of TB patients grows.