WSJ marks grim 1-year anniversary of reporter's wrongful detention in Russia

WSJ marks grim 1-year anniversary of reporter’s wrongful detention in Russia


The Wall Street Journal marked the grim one-year anniversary of reporter Evan Gershkovich’s detention in Russia by leaving a large blank space on “the front page of a special section wrapping” Friday’s paper. “HIS STORY SHOULD BE HERE,” text blared above the gaping visual void.

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The Journal’s Eliot Brown, who calls Gershkovich a friend, noted that Russian authorities detained Gershkovich on March 29, 2023. The 32-year-old imprisoned journalist remains in his cell for 23 hours per day, Brown wrote, adding, “He meets with his Russian lawyers weekly, and periodically goes to court where a judge extends his pretrial detention.”

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“It’s a very small, very isolated place with a small window and very little time outside,” Gershkovich’s father, Mikhail Gershkovich, said of

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