Novaya Gazeta receives IPI award

International Press InstituteMore than 250 editors, media executives and leading journalists will gather in Helsinki on 6-9 June 2009 for the International Press Institute’s World Congress and 58th General Assembly.

This year, participants will discuss press freedom in Russia, the financial crisis, climate change and the changing face of online journalism, as well as other topics.

During the Congress, IPI will present its 14th Free Media Pioneer Award to Novaya Gazeta, a newspaper that has defied Kremlin efforts to rein in independent media. Its editor, Dmitry Muratov, is scheduled to accept the award.

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