Novaya Gazeta fined 350,000 rubles for Elena Kostyuchenko’s article about the blockade of Kherson

The Simonovsky Court of Moscow fined Novaya Gazeta 350,000 rubles under an article on abuse of freedom of the mass media.

According to Dozhd, citing the head of the Novaya Gazeta press service, Nadezhda Prusenkova, a fine was imposed on one of the protocols drawn up for a report by Elena Kostyuchenko from Kherson, which was published at the end of March. The reportage told about the occupation and blockade of the city by Russian troops. On March 30, the article was removed from the Novaya Gazeta website at the request of the Prosecutor General's Office and Roskomnadzor.

The editorial office of Novaya Gazeta ceased work shortly after the start of the war due to the entry into force of a criminal article about "fake" about the Russian army. Journalists said they would resume production after the end of the war. Later, some of them created the Novaya Gazeta project abroad. Europe".

Roskomnadzor demanded to invalidate the certificate of registration of the publication's website after two warnings. Journalists expect a similar lawsuit against the print newspaper Novaya Gazeta.

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