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

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

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

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

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