Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

UnpluggedTV

World

BBC resumes its service in Russia after a short pause

BBC News correspondents in Russia have resumed their broadcasts. Earlier this week, BBC had put their work on pause as the Russian authorities had introduced tough new media laws. 

The news: A few new laws by the Russians allowed them to take action against anyone found guilty of spreading “fake” news about Russia’s armed services. The punishment would be facing up to 15 years in prison as per the law.

  • Alongwith BBC, several other Western news organizations have also halted operations. The New York Times said on Tuesday that it was pulling its workers out of the nation.

What’s going on: BBC correspondents Steve Rosenberg and Jenny Hill reported from Moscow on Tuesday in their first broadcasts since the suspension.

  • Other news organizations that stopped working in Russia at the end of last week were CNN, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Bloomberg News, and others.
  • EFE, the Spanish news agency, RAI, the Italian station RAI, and Germany’s ARD and ZDF are also the ones who suspended their service from the country. 

What are they saying: Tim Davie, the BBC’s director general, said on Friday that he was unwilling to put employees “in risk of criminal prosecution simply for doing their duties.” The BBC’s return of broadcasting coincided with the New York Times’ decision to cease publication.

  • After “careful deliberation,” the BBC has chosen to restart work. “We have evaluated the ramifications of the new legislation as well as the urgent need to report from within Russia,” the statement read.
  • “Russia’s new legislation seeks to criminalize independent, truthful journalism about the war in Ukraine,” a newspaper representative said.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Advertisement

Latest

India

J&K, Sept 29 – Two people were injured in two bombs that occurred within eight hours in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir...

India

Karnataka, Sept 28 – The Narcotics Wing of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) broke an inter-state narcotics conspiracy on Tuesday, arresting five people-four women...

India

New Delhi, Sept 28- India observed a modest increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country, reporting 3,615 instances on Wednesday. The...

India

New Delhi, Sept 28- Considering the decline in the number of theaters in India and to prevent its complete closure, the Ministry of Information...

India

New Delhi, Sept 28– The Popular Front of India (PFI) and any of its affiliates, allies, or fronts have been declared illegal associations by...

India

Unnao, 27 Sept – After being advised by Hindu priests that doing “samadhi” a day before the Navratra festivities began would help him reach...

You May Also Like

States

The structure will be built for a Public Health Centre (PHC), which will be the sole government health facility near the crash site. The...

Entertainment

It appears that Twitter is full of like-minded people who have had similar ideas regarding marriage, particularly arranged marriage. And they’ve developed a hilarious...

World

Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella’s son Zain Nadella, died Monday morning.  The news: Zain was 26 years old and had been born...

commentary

According to a tweet from the UK Ministry of Defence, the Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed the use of its TOS-1A weapon system in...