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Russia arrests journalists
« on: December 15, 2010, 06:42:16 am »
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Russia has arrested 28 members of the USA FOX and CNN news agencies in St. Petersburg who were assigned to cover the ongoing riots, citing Russian laws regarding incitement to riot.

The identities of those arrested were not disclosed, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said in a press release that the journalists were being sent to a facility in Northern Siberia for interrogation on charges of spying and incitement to riot, and would be released in 30 days if found innocent of the charges.

So far, neither FOX or CNN has publicly commented on the story. The White House has stated that it is preparing a press release.
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Re: Russia arrests journalists
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2010, 06:50:53 am »
How exactly is this different than Canada arresting US journalists during the G20 conference protests?

Oh right, Fox News is somehow real journalism.   :lulz:
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Re: Russia arrests journalists
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2010, 06:59:29 am »
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Vladimir Putin leads a growing band of international leaders voicing support for WikiLeaks' boss Julian Assange, describing his detention in Britain as "undemocratic".
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/putin-supporting-wikileaks-boss-20101210-18rp1.html


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Re: Russia arrests journalists
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010, 10:03:28 am »
Requia, click the link.

Russia Today, I will point out, is an unofficial propaganda arm of the Russian government, which has previous for using journalistic cover to infiltrate intelligence assets into a country.

Also they've recruited "journalists" via Craig's List.

Also they once offered me a job, which I turned down on the basis that I don't like being censored by Vladimir Putin (and at the time I had better offers, which failed to pan out.  Now I might actually consider such a position, if only to see how much censored news I could refer to in my articles before I got sacked).

That's not to say this move isn't entirely bullshit, only that there are grounds for suspicion of everyone's motives here, and Russia Today are not the pure as snow devoted to the truth news organization they like to pretend to be, and more like a Russian version of FOX.