Jan 10, 2007

Has Moscow's Mayor Banned Internet Reporters?

"Mayor Yury Luzhkov has withdrawn accreditation from Internet journalists seeking to cover municipal affairs, lenta.ru and gazeta.ru reported on January 10. The Moscow authorities have not officially confirmed the decision, but a reporter for gazeta.ru said that he was informed of it recently when he was not allowed to attend a meeting of the city government. Lenta.ru noted that 'this is not the first time' that the Luzhkov administration has sought to 'bring order to journalistic circles.'" RFE/RL


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