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Independent opinions 'silenced' in Russia, Meduza CEO says

Galina Timchenko vows to continue reporting, but headwinds mount

Galina Timchenko in 2015. She said she had been "bracing for war" since Meduza was labeled a foreign agent by the Russian government in April 2021.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Russia's increasingly strict censorship of the war in Ukraine is forcing independent voices into silence, said Galina Timchenko, a Russian journalist and CEO of the independent news website Meduza.

"The administration is using propaganda to paint a picture of a united Russia," Timchenko said in a recent online interview with Nikkei.

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