Cambridge University Libraries are delighted to announce the acquisition of the Novaia Gazeta Digital Archive and a new subscription to the paper’s new Europe edition
The text about Novaia gazeta below is provided by East View, but the description predates Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. It therefore does not reflect the closure of the paper in Russia in March 2022 following government pressure to curb its frankness about the war nor the paper’s re-appearance in May 2022 as a separate Europe edition.
‘About The Collection
Novaia gazeta (Новая газета, The New Newspaper) is a popular independent Moscow newspaper known for critical investigative reporting, working to expose corruption, abuse of power and violation of laws amongst the government and main financial structures of modern Russia.
Launched in 1993, the newspaper has published under the title of Novaia ezhednevnaia gazeta (Новая ежедневная газета, The New Daily Newspaper) and Novaia gazeta ponedel’nik (Новая газета понедельник, The New Newspaper Monday). One constant, however, has been Novaia gazeta’s consistent reporting on a variety of contentious issues, including corruption and war crimes in Chechnya, human rights violations, persecution of LGBTQ+ activists, torture practices in Russian prisons, and murders of political opponents. Sometimes referred to as “Russia’s bravest media outlet,” Novaia gazeta has had several of its journalists assassinated in their line of work, including Yuri Shchekochikhin, Anna Politkovskaia, Natalia Estemirova, Stanislav Markelov, and Anastasia Baburova.
More recently, the newspaper was recognized for its efforts to defend and promote free speech with the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Novaia gazeta’s co-founder and editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov.’
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