Russia: Regime court revokes Novaya Gazeta’s publishing license

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“A court in Moscow has stripped Novaya Gazeta of its print media licence, effectively banning the newspaper from operating inside Russia, less than a year after its editor-in-chief, Dmitry Muratov, won the 2021 Nobel peace prize. Russia’s media regulator, Roskomnadzor, had accused the publication of failing to provide documents related to a change of ownership in 2006. … In a separate ruling next week, a Moscow court will decide whether to also revoke the licence for Novaya Gazeta’s website. … In March, Novaya Gazeta said it would cease operations until the end of the war in Ukraine after it received several warnings from the state censor for allegedly violating the country’s ‘foreign agent’ law. Some members of the paper’s staff fled Russia and launched a new outlet, Novaya Gazeta Europe, published from several cities in Europe. Roskomnadzor has blocked that website inside Russia, as well.” (09/05/22)