Novaya Gazeta

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A funeral wreath, severed goat's head, and threatening notes are left at the Moscow offices of Novaya Gazeta. (Novaya Gazeta/Anna Artemyeva)

Russia’s Novaya Gazeta is sent funeral wreath and goat’s head in latest threats

Kiev, October 18, 2018–Russian authorities should thoroughly investigate threats made against Russia’s independent newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A funeral wreath, a severed goat’s head, and threatening notes were sent to the newspaper’s Moscow office this week in what the paper said in an…

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A man leaves the editorial office of Novaya Gazeta in Moscow, January 26, 2009. (AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta receives white powder in mail

New York, April 19, 2017–The independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta received an envelope containing an unidentified white powder this morning, the newspaper reported. The envelope’s only return address was “Grozny,” the capital of Chechnya, where preachers and political officials have recently threatened the newspaper for reporting on the alleged torture and detention of men suspected…

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A man holds a photograph of murdered Novaya Gazeta investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya outside the newspaper's Moscow office on October 7, 2014, the eighth anniversary of her death. Politkovskaya was known for her work exposing human rights abuses in Chechnya and the North Caucasus region. (AP/Ivan Sekretarev)

Chechen official and preachers threaten Novaya Gazeta journalists

New York, April 14, 2017–Russian authorities should investigate threats preachers and an adviser to the Chechen president made against the staff of the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta and should ensure the journalists’ safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Sergey Sokolov (AP/Novaya Gazeta)

Novaya Gazeta deputy editor threatened in Russia

Moscow, June 13, 2012–The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply disturbed by reported threats against Sergey Sokolov, deputy editor of the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, by Russia’s top investigating official, Aleksandr Bastrykin.

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In Russia, Novaya Gazeta server disabled

We issued the following statement today in response to sustained distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on the server hosting the Web version of the independent Moscow-based newspaper Novaya Gazeta; the Web site has been disabled since January 26 according to newspaper staff who spoke with CPJ…

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In Novaya Gazeta interview, Obama addresses impunity

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Before he even arrived in Moscow, President Barack Obama gave an exclusive interview to an independent Russian newspaper that has long been on the front lines of press freedom. Novaya Gazeta is known for its ground-breaking investigative reports–and the fact that four of its journalists have been killed in retaliation for their work.

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Murder pushes Novaya Gazeta to request guns

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In a November 2007 interview, just before receiving CPJ’s International Press Freedom Award, Dmitry Muratov, the editor of the embattled Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, recalled the loss of three colleagues to work-related murders in six years. “We have suffered war-like casualties,” Muratov said. 

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In Russia, CPJ condemns conviction of Novaya Gazeta editor

We released the following statement today after a magistrate court in the city of Samara convicted Sergei Kurt-Adzhiyev, editor of the shuttered local edition of the Moscow-based independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, of using counterfeit Adobe, Microsoft, and 1C software to produce the newspaper. “The allegation of software piracy is nothing but a lame excuse for…

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Dmitry Muratov, Editor of Novaya Gazeta, Russia

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Authorities shutter Novaya Gazeta’s Samara edition

New York, November 13, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the effective closure last week of the local edition of the Moscow-based independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta in the southern city of Samara and the criminal indictment of the edition’s editor for alleged use of counterfeit software. On Thursday, Samara police raided the local bureau and…

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