Russia: critical journalist collects prize, then flees the country
By Jane Whyatt
Threats against vocal Putin critic and journalist Yulia Latynina have been building up for months. Now they have come to a head, and she has fled her homeland of Russia. In a tweet she cited ’death threats’ and used the hashtag #Putin.
Yulia Latynina. Photo: Dmitry Rozhkov, Yulia Latynina 05, CC BY-SA 3.0 by Dmitry Rokhkov
The Russian Union of Journalists awarded Latynina the prestigious Kamerton Prize on 8th September. This award for achievements in the field of protection of human rights and freedom of the press was established on August 30th, 2013 - the birthday of the murdered…