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Lenta.ru

Lenta.ru (Russian: Лента.Ру; stylised as LƐNTA·RU) is a Moscow-based online newspaper in Russian language, owned by Rambler Media Group which belongs to Prof-Media.In 2013, the companies "SUP Media" and "Rambler-Afisha" united in the combined company "Afisha.Rambler.SUP". The online newspaper is one of the most popular Russian language online resources with over 600 thousand visitors daily. A Berkman Center 2010 study found it to be the most cited news source in the Russian blogosphere. On March 12, 2014 the owner, Alexander Mamut, fired the Editor-in-Chief Galina Timchenko and replaced her with Alexey Goreslavsky. 39 employees out of the total 84, including Director-general Yuliya Minder, lost their jobs. This includes 32 writing journalists, all photo-editors (5 people) and 6 administrators. The employees of Lenta.ru issued a statement that the purpose of the move was to install a new Editor-in-Chief directly controlled by the Kremlin and turn the website into a propaganda tool. Dunja Mijatović, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, referred to the move as a manifestation of censorship. Galina Timchenko, together with a team of around 20 journalists who resigned from their jobs at Lenta.ru, started the new internet newspaper Meduza. ()

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Fischer | Data Science ID: NEWSPAPERS:6303, Added: 07/15/2019, Last updated: 12/12/2019