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Journalist, editor-in-chief of The New Times and former host of the author's program at the Ekho Moskvy radio station; Evgenia Albats (included by the Ministry of Justice in the list of foreign media agents) left Russia for the United States, where, according to her, she will teach at New York University. Albats told about this during the broadcast on her YouTube channel.
“This is my first broadcast from NYU […]. I am a professor at the university and will continue to teach as always. What I can't do in Russia»,— she said.
Explaining her decision to leave for the US, Albats said that four administrative cases were filed against her and recognized as a foreign agent. “It became clear that I had three or four weeks before my arrest,” — she declared.
“I am always in favor of you knowing where and how I am talking to you,” — said the journalist.
In May, Roskomnadzor drew up protocols on “fake” on Albats and The New Times. The journalist explained to RBC that this was due to an article published on February 24. The press service of the RBC department said that the protocols were drawn up for “dissemination of deliberately unreliable socially significant information”— this is part 9 of Art. 13.15 “Abuse of freedom of the media” Code of Administrative Offenses of Russia. At the end of February, Roskomnadzor blocked the newspaper's website at the request of the Prosecutor General's Office.
On July 20, a court in Moscow fined The News Times 600,000 rubles, and Albats herself— for 70 thousand rubles. At the end of July, the Ministry of Justice entered the journalist into the register of foreign media agents. She stated that she would challenge the decision.
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