With the placement of online newspaper The Insider on a list for ‘foreign agents’ it is number of independent research platforms in Russia reduced to 0. That is the view of publisher and publicist Derk Sauer, who supports various Russian media through the 2 October Foundation. That foundation has also been designated as a ‘foreign agent’, just like the news site, among other things Jellyfish, which operates out of Lithuania. The Insider works from Latvia, “so we just keep working,” says the editor-in-chief.
A version of this article also appeared in NRC in the morning of July 27, 2021