Tag: Post-Soviet States

United States Criticizes Russia for Freedom of Speech Clampdown in Crimea

A slew of media outlets in Russia-annexed Crimea have been shut down by authorities, evoking outcry from the United States, who say Moscow is ignoring media freedoms. Crimea’s sole independent TV channel, ATR, which broadcasts in the Crimean Tatar language, was taken off air due to alleged mistakes in re-registering for its license. However, the move was widely seen as an…