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Mediazona - Russia
Mediazona was founded by two Pussy Riot members to address the lack of independent media coverage in Russia.
Since that time, the alternative media company headed by Sergey Smirnov has reported on court proceedings, the abuse of power, prison conditions and assaults on independent journalism. Mediazona aims to counterbalance the state media and Kremlin-friendly coverage and thus to ensure greater transparency and independent reporting.