Free Media Awards 2019
Novoye Vremya - Ukraine

The independent weekly magazine Novoye Vremya, based in Kyiv, prints critical, investigative stories on corruption and the abuse of power among politicians and other state government employees in Ukraine.

The weekly magazine is strongly opinionated and many of Ukraine’s leading intellectual voices, as well as prominent voices from abroad, contribute. The magazine is internationally oriented.

In 2018 and 2019, the magazine was investigated and subpoenaed, with the authorities demanding access to the magazine’s sources and the case documents used in two cases involving allegations of corruption against state civil servants.

The magazine firmly defends the principles that characterise freedom of expression and courage in the independent press.

The print edition of the weekly magazine is published in Russian, while the website publishes in Ukrainian and Russian.