Tuesday 16 Oct, 2018

Russian Authorities Decides to Ban US Journalists from Covering Parliament

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Moscow: The Russian authorities to ban the American Journalists from covering the Duma, the lower chamber of its Parliament, comes as a major blow to media freedom.

Head of the Duma lower chamber committee on regulations control, Olga Savastyanova said that the proposal will consider by the Parliament by next week. According to reports, the move is a direct response to the American arm of Russian television network RT losing its Congressional press credentials.

“This is the violation of the world practice of freedom of speech”- said Dmitry Peskov, government spokesperson said.

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