May 23, 2022

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BBC resumes English language reporting in Russia

LONDON (Reuters) – The BBC on Tuesday announced a resumption of English-language reporting in Russia, citing the impact of a new law passed in Moscow criminalizing the spread of “misinformation”. Russian Army.

The BBC announced on Friday that it was suspending the activities of its reporters in Russia after declaring legislation punishable by up to 15 years in prison for spreading “false information” about the Russian attack on Ukraine. Moscow is a “special military operation”.

“We have analyzed the implications of this new law in light of the pressure to report from Russian territory. After lengthy deliberations, we have decided to resume English reporting from Russia from today (Tuesday) evening,” the BBC explained.

“We will tell this essential aspect of the story in an independent and impartial manner, respecting the BBC’s strict editorial standards,” we read in a press release emphasizing the safety of the crew’s staff. British Public Broadcasting.

(Report by William Schomberg and Alistair Smout; French edition edited by Miriam Rivet, Jean Tersian)

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