Roskomnadzor demanded to invalidate the registration certificate of Novaya Gazeta. Information about the lawsuit appeared in the database of courts.
As Novaya Gazeta spokeswoman Nadezhda Prusenkova told The Insider, this is about the publication's website, not the printed version. The requirement of Roskomnadzor is due to the fact that the site received two warnings. The editors of the publication received both warnings back in March. Why the RKN waited four months is unknown, Prusenkova noted. The editors disputed these warnings, and, perhaps, the RKN wants to be in time before the appeal is considered, Novaya suggests. Journalists expect a similar lawsuit against the print newspaper Novaya Gazeta, but there, according to Prusenkova, the grounds will be different.
By law, a publication may be deprived of registration in the following cases:
- if the information submitted by the applicant to the registration authority is not true;
- if the media outlet has not been published (on the air) for more than one year;
- if the editorial charter or the contract replacing it is not sent to the registering body within three months from the date of the first publication (broadcast) of the mass media;
- if there was a re-registration of the mass media.
The editorial office of Novaya Gazeta ceased work shortly after the start of the war due to the entry into force of a criminal article about "fake" about the Russian army. Journalists said they would resume production after the end of the war. Later, some of them created the Novaya Gazeta project abroad. Europe".