Knobel noted that in the United States at CBS News, journalists can’t participate in protests because of the network’s ethics guidelines. But, concerning Russian journalists, she said: “I can’t say that those are the rules that Russian journalists should follow. They should follow the rules that they feel comfortable with.”
Knobel added that the Internet has allowed a “whole different way of spreading new information about Russia” especially outside of the government-released information.
According to a mid-April report by Christian Science Monitor, there have been “mass protests in Moscow and other large cities since the parliamentary elections in early December.”
UPDATE: 4/28/2012 9:19 AM EST: Fixed datestamp. This story was published April 28.