Europe has changed irreversibly as Russia’s war of aggression has progressed in a shocking way. Every day, war raises new questions that only the free independent press is able to seek in-depth answers to for its audiences.
En utskrift från Dagens Nyheter, 2022-05-28 13:56
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And that is why the Russian administration has focused on preventing its citizens from receiving independent information rather than propaganda. In fact, the Russian leadership has forced the media to report only information verified by ”official Russian sources”.
We have watched appalled as the Russian Public Prosecutor last week ordered the last remaining independent television and radio operators Dozhd TV and Eho Moskvy to be shut down. In addition, dozens of Russian and international journalists have been detained while reporting from the scenes of anti-war protests.
Russian citizens must also have the right to independent information. The tragedy in Ukraine cannot be mirrored to the Russian public through propaganda channels.
Russian mothers must get to know how their sons have been sent to the unknown, how innocent civilians are getting killed or wounded and millions of Ukrainians have been forced to escape from their own country. And how the childhoods of millions of Ukrainian kids have been destroyed.
That is why we at the Nordic newspapers, Helsingin Sanomat, Dagens Nyheter and Politiken, now are publishing our articles on the war in Russian.
We aim to provide Russians with impartial and trustworthy news and coverage.
Democracy dies in Darkness. Free flow of independent information is imperative to keep up the hope for peace and humanity.
Peter Wolodarski, Editor-in-Chief Dagens Nyheter
Kaius Niemi, Editor-in-Chief Helsingin Sanomat
Christian Jensen, Editor-in-Chief Politiken