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Mayor of Riga loses libel case against magazine over “kleptocrat” remark
3 Mar 2014
The Mayor of Riga, Nils Usakovs, has lost his libel case against the Latvian weekly, IR. The case had been brought in 2012 in response to a comment by IR journalist, Aivars Ozoliņš, that the Riga City Council was a “kleptocracy”.
Russian ace media lawyer Galina Arapova
20 Feb 2014
Russian media lawyer Galina Arapova heads the Mass Media Defence Centre in Voronezh. Boasting an enviable win rate in the defence of legal cases in a country not known for its fondness of media freedom, her Centre is a model for others in Russia and further afield.