#WatchSochi: Timeline of free expression at the 2014 Winter Olympics

Friday, February 7, 2014
REUTERS/Mark Blinch
The 2014 Winter Olympics are here! Russia’s human rights record has featured prominently in the conversation leading up to the start of the 2014 Games in Sochi. Now that they’ve finally arrived and the country has seized the international spotlight, it’s time to hold Russia accountable. From censorship to protests, how can you keep up with all of the news? Easy - we're doing it for you! CJFE is monitoring the news each day for updates on free expression issues and events taking place at Sochi, and tracking it all in the timeline below. Check back daily for updated coverage, and at the end of the Games we’ll be reflecting on what impact this could have on free expression in Russia after the spotlight fades. Want to learn more? Read about free expression in Russia leading up to the Games, and join IFEX's #WatchSochi campaign. Having trouble viewing the timeline below? Click here. Think we’ve missed an important story? Email it to us at cjfe@cjfe.org.
Special thanks to our dedicated volunteers who are contributing to this timeline: Grant Buckler, José Gonzalez, Candy Chan, Miles Kenyon, Nouran Sedaghat, Blanca López-Bonet, and Heidi Fortes.

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