As we approach the grim one year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we cannot underestimate its crushing impact on independent journalism and human rights inside Russia. Without…
Lana is a writer and the presenter of Trouble with the Truth podcast produced in collaboration with the Justice for Journalists foundation. Her first book ‘PLEASE, LIVE!’ is set to be published by John Murray Publishing House in 2024. Lana’s work focuses on the North Caucasus, and human rights in Russia.
Crackdowns on investigative journalism in Russia versus the lack of crackdown on corruption in the UK
While Russia is cracking down on investigative journalists exposing corruption amongst its political elites, the UK’s political elites are failing to do enough to crack down on corruption exposed by…Article by Lana Estemirova
If Labour wants to put human rights at the heart of its foreign policy, it needs to talk more about Putin’s Russia
On April 4th 2020 Keir Starmer was voted in as new leader of the Labour Party by a considerable margin against his rivals. One of his key campaign pledges was…Article by Lana Estemirova
As Britain was shaken by its third terrorist attack in as many months, the Conservative government was quick to respond by calling for tougher sentencing for all those convicted of…Article by Lana Estemirova