Russia: a new project of the Novaya Gazeta newspaper blocked

Russia&nbsp ;: a new project of the newspaper Novaïa Gazeta blocked

Dmitry Muratov, the newspaper's chief editor Russian Novaya Gazeta, received the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize (archives).

Russian authorities on Sunday blocked the website of a new editorial project of the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, forced to suspend publication in March amid a crackdown on criticism of the Ukraine offensive.

On July 15, its editorial staff launched a paper journal that can be consulted online via a new website and called Novaya Rasskaz-Gazeta. This first issue notably contains analyzes on totalitarianism and the ideology of Vladimir Putin.

But, a week later, the Russian telecommunications policeman blocked this new site at the prosecutor's request. On Sunday, it was inaccessible in Russia without a virtual private network (VPN), AFP journalists found.

“Our site was killed in the bud. We lasted seven days and nine hours. ”

— The editorial staff of the Novaya Rasskaz-Gazeta

It claims that the Russian prosecutor's office accuses it – without providing details – of discrediting the Russian armed forces, a new offense used since March to stifle any criticism of the military intervention in Ukraine.

At this time, there are no complaints against our paper review. So we will continue to prepare its second issue, adds the editorial staff, calling on its readers not to be discouraged.

The Novaya Gazeta newspaper, pillar of the #x27;investigation in Russia, renowned for its investigations into Russian elite corruption and serious human rights violations, was forced at the end of March to suspend its online and print publication.

Russian authorities were threatening him with a ban for failing to comply with a controversial law on foreign agents. After this suspension, part of its editorial staff emigrated and launched a new edition from Western Europe.

The editor of Novaya Gazeta , Dmitri Mouratov, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021.

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