Russia’s Crackdown on Free Press and Speech Intensifies

From a post on by Sara Fischer headlined “Russia’s crackdown on free press and speech intensifies”:

New efforts by the Kremlin to bully the press and silence dissent are forcing independent media and social networks out of the country.

Why it matters: Russians are losing access to independent reporting about the war, while the West loses insight into an already isolated leader.

  • The people of Russia “have a right to know about the death, suffering and destruction being inflicted by their government on the people of Ukraine,” a White House spokesperson told Axios.