Linette Lopez/CPJ Guest Blogger

Linette Lopez is a member of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism's class of 2011. She covered Russia Today for the school’s Global Media Wars project. Follow her on Twitter: @lopezlinette.

Online news agency cautiously thrives in Russia

Russian journalists know that garnering the attention of authorities can be dangerous. When writing about topics like crime and corruption, it can also be easy. However, Gregory Shvedov, editor of online news agency Kavkazsky Uzel, (Caucasian Knot), isn’t worried about the Kremlin knocking on his door.

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