Alexander Lebedev and the art of owning newspapers
15 Jan 09

The UK press is buzzing with the news of Russian Alexander Lebedev’s takeover of London’s Evening Standard.

So what can Standard staff expect? Abramovich-style injections of cash? Possibly not: less than two months ago, Novaya Gazeta, the Russian paper funded in large part by Lebedev, ditched a large number of staff and freelancers. Read Maria Eismont’s report for Index on Censorship here.

By Padraig Reidy

Padraig Reidy is the editor of Little Atoms and a columnist for Index on Censorship. He has also written for The Observer, The Guardian, and The Irish Times.