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18 May 2021
Russian lawmakers have moved to ban supporters of opposition figure Alexei Navalny from upcoming parliamentary elections. Meanwhile, a court has begun hearing a case against members of Navalny's opposition movement. Prosecutors say his Anti-Corruption Foundation should be put on Russia's list of extremist organisations. If convicted, members of the movement face between six and 10 years in prison. Since the beginning of this year and Navalny's return to Russia, the opposition is also increasingly subject to extra-judicial pressure. Our correspondents report.
3 May 2021
In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly declared May 3 as the World Press Freedom Day. Thirty years after, World Press Freedom Day 2021, senior editors of The Guardian examine the state of the nation in the face of repression, the safety of the practitioners, and evolving technology.

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