Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov has advised the BBC he’s dedicating the Nobel Peace Prize, which he was awarded collectively with Filipino journalist Maria Ressa, to Russian journalists who’ve been killed within the line of responsibility.

In an interview with the BBC’s Richard Galpin, Dmitry Muratov described the state of affairs with impartial media in Russia as “very, very tough and sophisticated” and criticised laws which he mentioned was “aimed toward proscribing the liberty of the press”.

In the previous couple of months, dozens of Russian journalists and media retailers have been harassed and placed on authorities blacklists as “overseas brokers” or “undesirable organisations”.

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