Russia has prohibited some major United Kingdom-based journalists from coming into the country over their reportage of the war with Ukraine and sanctions against Russian public figures.
Among those blacklisted are the BBC’s Clive Myrie, Orla Guerin, and Nick Beake, as well as Director-General, Tim Davie, among others.
According to a recent statement issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry, other journalists affected by the ban are from Sky TV, the Times, the Guardian, Channel Four, and ITV.
The statement read: “The British journalists included on the list are involved in deliberate dissemination of false and one-sided information about Russia and events in Ukraine and Donbas.
“With their biased assessments, they also contribute to fuelling Russophobia in British society. Efforts to broaden the list will continue.”
In a bid to clamp down on the media since the February 24 invasion of Ukraine, Russia has closed independent media sites and declared reporting on its war in Ukraine that it views to be “false information” illegal.
Also, Russia has used the term “foreign agent” to describe journalists and other people who opposed the operation in Ukraine.
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