Free Media Awards
Dozhd TV - Russia
Dozhd TV (Moscow) was founded in 2010, and is the only independent TV channel in the country.
The Internet-based Dozhd TV ensures considerable variation in its programming and debates as a counterbalance to official Russian propaganda.
The public gets information through analytical and critical programmes, as well as through humorous ones. The station is constantly under pressure.
Dozhd TV was nominated by the Norwegian Helsinki Committee and the Human Rights House Foundation, Oslo.