Journalism talk by Nobel Peace Price winner

Starts: September 9, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Ends: September 9, 2022 at 9:00 pm

Dmitry Muratov is a Russian journalist who, as editor in chief of the newspaper Novaya Gazeta, was a vocal advocate for an independent press and known for investigating abuses of power. In 2021, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace, cited for his “efforts to safeguard freedom of expression.”

Muratov co-founded the pro-democracy newspaper Novaya Gazeta in 1993 with several other journalists. He was the newspaper’s editor-in-chief from 1995 to 2017, and again assumed the position in 2019. The newspaper is known for its reporting on governmental corruption and human rights violations. In the 2000’s, six of Novaya Gazeta’s journalists were murdered, including Anna Politkovskaya, who was killed in 2006 while covering human rights abuses in Chechnya.

Muratov was the recipient of various honors, including the International Press Freedom Award (2007) from the Committee to Protect Journalists. Upon receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021, the Norwegian Nobel Committee noted the difficult conditions facing journalists worldwide and that “freedom of expression…is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.”

He will speak at Southern Connecticut State University, Lyman Auditorium, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 ($10 for students). 

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