Free Media Awards 2015
Pskovskaya Guberniya - Russia

The weekly newspaper Pskovskaya Guberniya in Northwest Russia has fearlessly covered the conflict in Ukraine, not least by publishing texts about dead Russian soldiers in East Ukraine.

The journalists also explore a wide range of issues of relevance to democracy in the region of Pskov and the rest of Russia.

The weekly newspaper was nominated by the Human Rights House Foundation, Oslo, and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, and is receiving a prize of EUR 15 000.