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Authoritarian regimes continue jailing journalists

Authoritarian regimes continue to jail journalists around the world. Learn more about the problem and how the U.S. supports independent news.
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Putin’s latest crackdown on dissent and information

Russians who criticize the war in Ukraine are facing prosecution and isolation. Find out more about Russia's campaign of suppression.
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United with Ukraine [June-July 2022]

Check out our latest coverage of the developments in Ukraine and the U.S. response. This article will be updated on a rolling basis.
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How the Kremlin spreads disinformation in Africa

Learn about Russian oligarch Yevgeniy Prigozhin and the organizations he backs that aim to influence African politics in Russia’s favor.
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Beijing echoes Kremlin’s disinformation on Ukraine

Beijing is spreading the Kremlin's disinformation, which seeks to shift responsibility for Vladimir Putin's war against Ukraine.
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Kremlin pressures more Russian media outlets into silence

Media outlets in Russia have suspended operations in response to the Kremlin's restrictions on factual reporting on the war against Ukraine.
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Marking 100 days of Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine

Here are a few ways the U.S. government and the American people have shown solidarity with Ukraine since Putin invaded Ukraine February 24.
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United with Ukraine [April-May 2022]

Check out our latest coverage of the developments in Ukraine and the U.S. response. This article will be updated on a rolling basis.
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Faces of Kremlin propaganda: Dimitri Peskov

This installment in a series looks at Dimitri Peskov, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, who lives in luxury as he spreads disinformation.