Censorship agency blocks website of new magazine issued by Novaya Gazeta in Russia

Russia’s censorship agency Roskomnadzor has blocked the website of Novaya Rasskaz-Gazeta, a new magazine issued by the team of Novaya Gazeta (Moscow). The team of the new magazine reported this on social media.

“The Prosecutor General’s Office has decided that our new website needs to be shut down. For ‘discrediting’ [the Russian army]. Without an explanation what it entails. They demanded to block access not to a separate text or texts, but to the entire website at once. Clearly, they did this because of our way of thinking,” the statement reads.

The magazine’s team received a letter from Roskomnadzor yesterday evening. Several hours later, access to the website was blocked.

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On 15 July, the team of Novaya Gazeta (Moscow), which was forced to suspend operations, announced the launch of a new magazine called Novaya Rasskaz-Gazeta, or NO for short.

“While Novaya Gazeta, that all of us are a part of and that we stay loyal to, studied the issues of power, war and peace, corruption, the elites, NO is not about power, per se. It’s about us, about the times that we live in, about society. Why we are where we are, and why we are who we are,” the magazine noted.

The first issue of the magazine, which is available in Russian online on its website, includes articles on the investigation of the attack on Novaya Gazeta Editor-in-Chief Dmitry Muratov, on the death of a Russian volunteer during the war in Ukraine, on the Russian law enforcement's “fight” against writer Leo Tolstoy and other topics.

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