Russian editor Muratov dedicates Nobel Prize to staff murdered for their work

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Reuters

By Andrew Osborn and Tom Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian newspaper editor Dmitry Muratov dedicated the Nobel Peace Prize he won on Friday to six of of his paper’s journalists murdered for their work, and said he would try to use the award to help defend reporters under pressure. “Igor Domnikov, Yuri Shchekochikhin, Anna Politkovskaya, Stas Markelov, Anastasia Baburova, Natasha Estemirova – these are the people who have today won the Nobel Prize,” Muratov said, reciting the names of six slain journalists or contributors to the paper whose portraits hang in its headquarters. “We will levera…

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