Russia’s independent newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, announced on Wednesday that it had imposed a fine of 350,000 rubles (about 29,000 Brazilian reais) for “abusing the freedom of the press.”
The fine was imposed on the basis of a report published in March about an eyewitness in the Russian-occupied Ukrainian city of Kherson. The article was removed from the press website by a decision of the Press Regulatory Agency Russiaspokeswoman Nadezhda Prosenkova said.
He added that the car plans to appeal the decision.
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One of the main resistance voices in the independent Russian press, Novaya Gazeta has been curtailed since the 1990s, and its editor-in-chief, Dmitry Muratov, was a recipient of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to protect freedom of expression.
The newspaper suspended its operations inside Russia In March, after repeated warnings from Roskomnadzor, the industry regulator, about its coverage of Moscow’s military campaign in Ukraine.
The Russia Criminalize the publication of reports on the conflict that differ from the official accounts.
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