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Jailed for a Like | Episode Six: The Lucky One Percent
This is the story of Natalia Vahonina, a journalist from the city of Nizhny Tagil who says that Russia’s laws on extremism on social media were used to try and silence her investigation into local corruption.
Jailed for a Like | Episode Five: Criticism or Terrorism?
This is the story of Aleksey Kungurov, a blogger from the city of Tyumen sentenced to two years in prison for his post which criticized Russia’s bombing campaign in Syria.
Jailed for a Like | Episode Three: Silencing the Poet
This is a story of Alexandr Byvshev, a poet and a schoolteacher from Russia’s Oryol region who was sentenced to 300 hours of labor for posting a poem about Ukraine that criticized Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
Jailed for a Like | Episode Two: When Caring Becomes a Crime
This is a story of young mother from Russia’s Kurgan region who was sentenced to six months in prison for sharing a video on the Russian social media platform Vkontake. The case of Evgeniya Chudnovets has sparked debate across Russia about how Russians should behave on social media.
Jailed for a Like | Episode One: Pokemon Games
In Episode One Coda speaks with Elena Chingina, the mother of 22-year-old Ruslan Sokolovsky who is currently waiting for his trail date in pre-trial detention in a Yekaterinburg prison.