The International Committee of the protection of press freedom and journalists’ rights, see the statements of Russian journalist Anastasia Izyumskaya about her dismissal from the “Russian news service”, which is published in today’s issue of “Novaya Gazeta”, said that the facts set out there is clearly evidence of very heavy situation prevailing in Russia today with respect to press freedom.
The International Committee of the protection of press freedom and journalists’ rights drew attention to the Russian government on the incontrovertible fact that the mass media of democratic countries to which Russia regards itself, can not be censored and should not be used as a tool of government propaganda. It is also unacceptable is widespread in Russia today, the practice of intervention by the editors in the creative activity of journalists in order to make publication desirable authorities ideological direction.
The International Committee of the protection of press freedom and journalists’ rights drew attention to the Russian government to the fact that the fact of constant harassment by the Russian authorities of a free press in this country is by no means impossible to conceal from the international community. Because in the eyes of the world’s ruling regime has an established reputation strangler freedom of speech, Russia’s credibility are being severely affected. They have to understand that are not already no secret to anyone, the Russian authorities’ efforts to revive the mechanism of the Stalinist propaganda machine of the sample represent a movement towards the complete isolation of Russia from the civilized world.
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