Independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta banned from Russian court

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A Moscow court has revoked the printing license of the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, effectively banning it from operating in Russia. Roskomnadzor, Russia’s federal censor, first asked the Basmanny District Court to declare his 29-year-old newspaper license invalid in July.

According to Novaya spokesperson Nadezhda Prusenkova, the censor’s lawsuit was based on allegations that the outlet failed to provide the authorities with a charter in 2006. in 2018,” she said.

and statement On Monday, Novaya Gazeta’s editorial team denied the accusations, writing: Thirty years were stolen from him from the life of an employee. Readers are deprived of the right to receive information. ”

Novaya Gazeta pause It pledged not to resume work until the end of Russia’s war with Ukraine. This decision was explained by Roskomnadzor asforeign agent” No proper label.

Novaya Gazeta journalists who left Russia in April said: new outlet It is called Novaya Gazeta Europe.Shortly thereafter, the site I was blocked At the request of the Office of the Attorney General of Russia for allegedly publishing “disinformation” about the war.

In July, a journalist from Russia-based Novaya Gazeta said, magazine Called Novaya Rasskaz-Gazeta, it too was blocked by the authorities within days. In August, the journalists behind the magazine ran into administrative problems. price For “discrediting” the Russian army. Independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta banned from Russian court

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