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Russia closes the bureau of Canadian radio and television CBC

2022-05-18T15:14:53.370Z

Russia announced Wednesday to close the Moscow office of the Canadian radio and television CBC and the cancellation of the accreditations and visas of its...



Russia announced Wednesday to close the Moscow office of the Canadian radio and television CBC and the cancellation of the accreditations and visas of its journalists, in response to the ban on the broadcasting of channels from the Russian group RT in Canada.

It is the first time that Moscow has banned a Western media since the start of the Russian offensive in Ukraine on February 24.

Three weeks earlier, however, Russia had closed the German Deutsche Welle, in retaliation for the ban on the broadcasting of the pro-Kremlin channel RT in Germany.

"

The decision has been taken to take retaliatory measures for Canada's actions, in this case it is the closure of the correspondent office in Moscow of the CBC radio television, including the

“, announced the spokeswoman of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova.

Accusing the government of having “

adopted an openly Russophobic (political) course

”, she estimated, during her weekly briefing, that “

CBC had become a megaphone of

anti-Russian propaganda”.

She also denounced Canada's support for Ukraine, before and since the Russian offensive against its neighbour.

Read alsoThe website of French radio RFI blocked in Russia

The Canadian group CBC/Radio-Canada announced at the beginning of March that it was "

temporarily

" suspending the work of its journalists in Russia, because of the new law providing for prison sentences in the event of the dissemination of "

false information about the army

" in Russia.

subject of the Russian offensive in Ukraine.

In addition, in mid-March, Canada officially banned service providers from distributing Russian news channels RT (formerly Russia Today) and RT France, saying their programming was not in "

the public interest

". ".

The EU has also banned these Russian media and others, but so far Moscow has not adopted equivalent retaliatory measures.

Source: lefigaro

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