Russia’s Novaya Gazeta newspaper suspends activity

The Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta announced that it would stop publishing until Russia ends the ‘special operation in Ukraine’. 

Novaya Gazeta decided to cease publication after it received a second official warning from the state telecoms watchdog Roskomnadzor because in one of its stories it did not label an NGO as a ‘foreign agent’ in accordance with Russian law.

Earlier this month, they announced that they were removing all content about Russian military operations in Ukraine due to censorship. The paper revealed at the time that it would continue to report on the consequences facing Russia, such as the economic crisis and the persecution of dissidents.