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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 Four: A Family Accused of Extremism
This is the story of an electrical engineer from the city of Tver who has been in jail for two years for his social media posts and of his family ruined by the Kremlin’s clampdown on dissent.
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.