Can Russia’s Press Ever Be Free? | The New Yorker

Can Russia’s Press Ever Be Free?

Can Russia’s Press Ever Be Free?

The journalists of Novaya Gazeta report on dangerous conflicts—and endure threats of their own.

via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/11/22/can-russias-press-ever-be-free

There have been threats and attacks: Kostyuchenko has been physically assaulted, detained, and credibly threatened with terrifying regularity. In 2017, the paper twice received envelopes filled with an unidentified white powder (later deemed harmless). Earlier this year, someone dressed as a bicycle messenger rode up to the building and sprayed it with an unknown chemical substance.


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