France deplores the Russian Supreme Court’s decision to revoke Novaya Gazeta’s online license. Co-founded by Dmitry Muratov, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021, Novaya Gazata exemplifies the fight of many Russian journalists to preserve a free and independent press in Russia.
France closely monitors the situation of independent Russian media outlets in Russia and abroad. We commend the excellence and bravery of Russian independent journalists against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine, which makes their work all the more vital to educating their fellow citizens and countering the manipulation of information.
France once again calls on the Russian Federation to abide by its international commitments on human rights.