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Wednesday, August 03, 2005


ABC journalists deprived of credentials

From Reporters without Borders:

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced today that the correspondents of the ABC American TV network will be deprived of their media accreditation as soon as their current one expires. Moreover, "ABC is persona non grata as far as any contact with an official Russian organization is concerned," the Ministry also proclaimed in a press release. This is the first retaliatory measure the Russian government has ever taken against a major Western media. This decision follows ABC News July 28th broadcast of an interview with Chechen warlord Chamil Bassayev, considered to be Public Enemy No. 1 in Russia.

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