Washington Post: A Generation of Independent Russian Journalists Meets Its Grim End

From a Washington Post editorial:

In his lecture accepting the Nobel Peace Prize on Dec. 10, the editor of the Russian investigative newspaper Novaya Gazeta, Dmitry Muratov, declared that “journalism in Russia is going through a dark valley.” He said more than 100 journalists, media outlets, human rights defenders and nongovernmental organizations have been branded “foreign agents,” a label equivalent to “enemies of the people.” Many journalists lost their jobs and fled the country.

Zelensky Gives Interview to Russian Journalists—Moscow Orders It Quashed

From a New York Times story by Anton Troianovski and Ivan Nechepurenko headlined “Zelensky Gives Interview to Russian Journalists. Moscow Orders It Quashed”:

It was a remarkable moment in the war in Europe: President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine gave a 90-minute-long Zoom interview on Sunday to four prominent journalists from Russia, the country invading his.

Hours later, the Kremlin responded. A government statement notified the Russian news media “of the necessity to refrain from publishing this interview.”