Russia’s largest independent newspaper suspends publication
Russia’s largest independent newspaper suspends publication after receiving two warnings from Russian media and telecommunications watchdog Roskomnadzor.
The second warning, issued on Monday, threatened to close the outlet or revoke its license, according to The New York Times.
The opinions are in line with a crackdown in Russia against any media outlets in the country that deviate from the Russian president’s line Vladimir PoutineVladimir Vladimirovich Putin Biden says he was not calling for regime change in Russia Seizing Russian yachts is US goal. But it’s not easy that Ukraine can defeat Russia – but the West must help MOREwho sought to completely control the narrative of his invasion of Ukraine.
The Times reported that The suspension of Novaya Gazeta means that no new organizations critical of the Kremlin operate in the country.
“We are obliged to suspend the publication of the newspaper and not to update the website and our social networks until the end of hostilities on the territory of Ukraine,” the editor-in-chief of the newspaper told subscribers on Monday. Novaya Gazeta, Dmitry Muratov, in an email, according to The Times.
“For us, and, I know, for you, this is a terrible and difficult decision. But we have to preserve each other, for each other,” he added.
Russia has cracked down on social media separately, blocking access to Facebook and Twitter. This made it difficult for news outlets to offer their programming, shutting down access to sites such as the BBC and Voice of America.
Some news outlets have also been forced to move journalists out of Russia for fear they could be caught up in a new law that says journalists who portray the invasion of Ukraine as a war can be imprisoned.
Putin falsely claimed that Russian forces entered Ukraine to denazify the country. The President of Ukraine is Jewish.
Muratov, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, told The Times in an interview that his publication “kept going until the last possible second”.
Muratov made headlines last week when he announced that he and Novaya Gazeta would donate his 2021 Nobel Peace Prize medal to the Ukrainian Refugee Fund to be auctioned. He said the proceeds would help raise money for people fleeing Ukraine.
“There are already more than 10 million refugees,” Muratov said, according to Reuters. “I am calling on auction houses to respond and auction off this world famous prize.”