Free Media Awards 2019
The Insider - Russia

The Insider, based in Moscow, is an independent media platform that attaches great importance to fact checking and critical investigative journalism.

They are increasingly investigating state propaganda and disinformation campaigns.

The Insider has written about organised crime, conducted investigations into the Malaysian MH17 passenger aircraft shot down over Ukraine, and investigated Russian intelligence secrets of national and international interest.

Last year, in collaboration with British Bellingcat and BBC Newsnight, they disclosed the identity of the two Russian agents behind the poisoning of the former spy Sergej Skripal in Salisbury, England. Roman Dobrokhotov, editor-in-chief and political activist, founded The Insider.