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European journalists to challenge RT ban in court

A coalition of Dutch journalists, internet providers and civil society groups announced on Monday that they will be challenging the EU decision to ban RT and Sputnik before the European Court of Justice. While they don’t endorse the content of either outlet, the coalition said the hastily implemented censorship was …

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Cannes Film Festival bans Russian journalists – media

Russian journalists have claimed that they were denied press accreditation to the Cannes Film Festival, and festival organizers have said only outlets in line with their “position concerning the situation in Ukraine” will be allowed to come to the upcoming event. In an article published by The Wrap on Sunday, …

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Musk’s Twitter takeover is ‘bad news’, journalists claim

The International Federation of Journalists on Tuesday condemned SpaceX tycoon Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, arguing that his support of free speech is somehow “bad news for media freedom.”  Musk finalized the purchase of the social media giant on Monday, paying $44 billion to take sole ownership. He promised to …

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Australia sanctions Russian journalists

Australia has imposed new sanctions on 22 Russian nationals it accuses of being “disinformation operatives,” as well as Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and members of his family over support for Moscow. The Foreign Ministry announced the penalties on Friday, saying those who have attempted to “legitimize” Russia’s attack on Ukraine must …

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US exempts American journalists from Russia sanctions

American media organizations seeking to operate in Crimea, Donetsk and Lugansk “regions of Ukraine” are allowed to do so under certain conditions, the US Treasury Department announced on Thursday in guidelines issued to clarify sanctions against Russia. According to the document called General License 25, news reporting organizations and their …

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Nothing to see here, just Western journalists doing PR for Neo-Nazis

Despite frequent claims to the contrary, the far right is alive and kicking in Ukraine today. Ranging from militant nationalists to white-power-loving neo-Nazis, extremists have a significant presence. Even if they don’t run the country, they wield a disturbing amount of political and cultural influence and, in particular, have infiltrated …

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