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Attack on Editor in Novosibirsk

By The Siberian Times reporter
08 December 2014

Yevgeny Mezdrikov wounded after two men posing as couriers entered offices of Tayga.info website.

The motive behind the attack on Mozdrikov, and on his website, was unclear. Picture: NskRadioTV

The 32 year old editor-in-chief was hit several times in the face, and a colleague was also attacked in the assault on Monday.

The attackers, who posed as couriers, fled the scene immediately. Earlier in the day the Tayga.info website was struck by a DDos-attack. The portal is known for its independent position in covering political, social and economic stories in the Siberian Federal district. 

Mezdrikov was taking to Number 1 Clinical Hospital of Novosibirsk for first aid and medical examination. 

A former TV journalist and presenter, he has been head of Tayga.info since 2011, and is considered one of Novosibirsk's leading political journalists.

The motive behind the attack on Mozdrikov, and on his website, was unclear.

Comments (2)

Sad! What media has become in your country...threatened & bullied & voiceless.
Jaker, Dundalk
10/12/2014 22:23
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Shameful what these cowards did!


OPS. Hope the editor in chief & colleague make a full recovery.
jojnjo, Dublin
09/12/2014 21:12
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