Nobel Peace Prize ‘for Russian journalists who lost their lives’

Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov told the BBC that he is dedicating the Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded together with Filipino journalist Maria Ressa, to Russian journalists who have been killed in the line of duty.

In an interview with Richard Galpin of the BBC, Dmitry Muratov described the situation with the independent media in Russia as “very, very difficult and complicated” and criticized legislation which he claimed was “intended to restrict freedom of the press”.

In recent months, dozens of Russian journalists and media have been harassed and blacklisted by the government as “foreign agents” or “undesirable organizations”.

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