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Receiving his Nobel Peace Prize Friday together with Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, Dmitry Muratov, the editor-in-chief of Russian independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, called for a minute of silence during the ceremony to honour journalists killed in the line of duty. “Let us rise and honour my and Maria Ressa’s reporter colleagues, who have given their […]




Accepting her Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, Philippine journalist Maria Ressa launched a vitriolic attack against American tech giants, accusing them of fuelling a flood of “toxic sludge” on social media. Ressa, the co-founder of news website Rappler who won this year’s prize together with Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov, attacked the technology industry which “has […]




She risks prison, he has buried several colleagues: Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia, two champions of the free press, will on Friday receive this year’s Nobel Peace Prize honouring a profession under attack. Ressa, co-founder of the news website Rappler, and Muratov, chief editor of the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, […]




Newspaper Novaya Gazeta, whose editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov won the Nobel Peace Prize, is a bastion of independent media in Russia with a commitment to free speech that has cost some of its journalists their lives. Muratov, who was among a group of journalists who founded Novaya Gazeta in 1993 after the fall of the Soviet […]




A lively youth-run radio station, Sudan’s 96.0 FM was muzzled for 46 days after authorities banished the channel from the airwaves following an October 25 military coup. “I felt like a person who had the ability to speak and suddenly stopped.. It’s a painful feeling,” Khaled Yehia, production manager of “Hala 96”, told AFP from […]




Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.