Dmitry Muratov


October 28, 2021

Dmitry Andreevich Muratov (Дмитрий Андреевич Муратов; born October 30, 1961 in Kuybyshev) - Russian journalist, in the years 1995–2017 and from 2019 editor-in-chief of the daily Novaja Gazieta (1993); laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize (2021, together with Maria Ressa). Muratov, along with several other journalists, co-founded the pro-democracy newspaper Novaya Gazeta in 1993. He worked as the editor-in-chief of the newspaper from 1995 to 2017 and took up the position again in 2019. The newspaper is known for publishing sensitive topics such as government corruption and human rights abuses. As editor-in-chief, he published articles by Anna Politkovskaya, which exposed Putin's regime. According to the Committee for the Protection of Journalists, Muratov helped create "the only truly significant newspaper with national coverage in Russia today." The texts published in the magazine also shed light on the turbulent situation in Chechnya and the North Caucasus in general.

Awards and distinctions

Order of Honor Order of Friendship CPJ International Press Freedom Awards, 2007 Knight of the Legion of Honor, 2010 Order of the Cross of the Marian Land, 2013 Golden Pen of Liberty, 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, 2021


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