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


Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov has instructed the BBC he’s dedicating the Nobel Peace Prize, which he was awarded collectively with Filipino journalist Maria Ressa, to Russian journalists who have been killed within the line of responsibility.

In an interview with the BBC’s Richard Galpin, Dmitry Muratov described the scenario with unbiased media in Russia as “very, very troublesome and complex” and criticised laws which he stated was “aimed toward proscribing the liberty of the press”.

In the previous couple of months, dozens of Russian journalists and media retailers have been harassed and placed on authorities blacklists as “overseas brokers” or “undesirable organisations”.

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