The Listening Post

Brazil: An inconvenient protest for the media

Why Brazil's strike was largely ignored by the country's big media outlets. Plus, the challenges of reporting Chechnya.

Opinion

Russia: The ghost of a terrorised past

The latest bombing in St Petersburg comes after two decades of terrorist attacks in Russia.

Leonid Ragozin

by Leonid Ragozin

Leonid Ragozin

The Listening Post

Reporting in Ramzan Kadyrov's Chechnya

Navigating the dangerous media landscape in a region where journalists face threats, harassment, and death.

The Listening Post

Rupert Murdoch's unfinished business

Will Rupert Murdoch succeed in taking over Sky? Plus, the challenges of reporting on Chechnya.

Human Rights

Chechen asylum seekers stranded in Belarus

Chechen asylum seekers say they are stranded in 'Europe's last dictatorship' and are turned away at Polish border.

Chechen asylum seekers stranded in Belarus

Opinion

Death of an ISIL commander

If true, Omar the Chechen's death would be a significant, but not fatal, blow to ISIL.

Luke Coffey

by Luke Coffey

Luke Coffey

Russia

Russia: 20 ISIL-linked rebel leaders killed in 2015

Security service chief says 156 fighters also 'neutralised' in North Caucasus as analysts question report's veracity.

Russia: 20 ISIL-linked rebel leaders killed in 2015

Human Rights

Chechnya's hard-line protector of Muslim rights

While targeting 'terrorists and junkies', Kremlin-backed strongman Kadyrov flaunts the law to safeguard moderate Islam.

Chechnya's hard-line protector of Muslim rights

Opinion

Chechnya: The reality behind appearances

Chechnya's reality of fear and abuse will keep eroding the facade Ramzan Kadyrov has created.

Anton Ryzhov

by Anton Ryzhov

Anton Ryzhov

Witness

Chechnya: War Without Trace

A unique look at Chechnya's remarkable transformation and the terror that exists behind its gleaming facade.

People & Power

In the court of the Chechen king

We investigate the story of president Ramzan Kadyrov - autocratic gangster or politician?

In the court of the Chechen king