The Russian government branded Muratov, one of a dwindling number of independent journalists still in Russia, a “foreign agent” in early September 2023. With unique access, this timely documentary follows Muratov as he fights to keep his independent newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, alive and his reporters safe amid the government’s tightening grip on independent reporting.
“Putin vs. the Press” is an Oxford Films Production for GBH/FRONTLINE and Channel 4. The director is Patrick Forbes. The producers are Yelena Durden-Smith and Vanessa Tuson. The senior producer is Dan Edge. The editor-in-chief and executive producer of FRONTLINE is Raney Aronson-Rath.