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Journalist's arrest threatens reporting from Russia

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when USA FB some EU countries ban RT news its "kosher" and "very democratic move",when US spy/highly likely one/is catched redhanded in Russia its a "tragedy".

Since when was banning websites equal to putting someone in the gulag for life? I guess this is the new Russian whataboutism at work.

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So why was he investigating a secret weapons production facility in a classified zone?

Was he in the secret facility? Is this another one of those cases where Russia labels a whole city secret?

Collecting very sensitive information?

Was he collecting such information by asking questions of people? Because that is what journalists are supposed to do...

What is the definition of a spy?

Not someone just asking questions, that is for sure.

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So why was he investigating a secret weapons production facility in a classified zone? Collecting very sensitive information? What is the definition of a spy?

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I agree. But since the US has kept Assange (an award-winning journalist) imprisoned in unconscionable conditions for many years now, they can hardly complain. Moreover, it's common knowledge now that the US media works closely with the CIA. Such a relationship, besides being antithetical to democracy, will result in all journalists being suspected of espionage.

This is what happens when people allow their freedoms to be eroded. Downvote this all you want, but it won't change the sad facts.

100% agreed. The US doesn’t hold the moral high ground on this.

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Putin felt threatened by a young girl.

Not a surprise.

Seen the size of the old midget?

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I agree. But since the US has kept Assange (an award-winning journalist) imprisoned in unconscionable conditions for many years now, they can hardly complain.

1.) Assange is still in the UK. Let's hope he keeps himself imprisoned by appeal. 2.) Assange is charged with assisting in a hack. If Putin's sham courts can show Gershkovich was hacking, they would actually have a case, but they won't.

Moreover, it's common knowledge now that the US media works closely with the CIA. Such a relationship, besides being antithetical to democracy, will result in all journalists being suspected of espionage.

You mean in that it gives countries with zero press freedom the excuse to round them up? The problem there is the countries in question still. Russia is supposed to have rule of law.

This is what happens when people allow their freedoms to be eroded. Downvote this all you want, but it won't change the sad facts.

You comment is what happens when people allow RT to obfuscate factual reality.

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Putin took away a 13-year-old girl for making an anti-war drawing in school and arrested her father who is in jail and had his parental rights removed.

Putin felt threatened by a young girl.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/russian-dad-teen-anti-war-picture-flees-jail-putin-crackdown-war-rcna77123

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Since this guy works for the Wall Street Journal, which is owned by News Corp, will we hear a different tune from Fox News et al regarding Putin and the war? I doubt it.

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Jailing reporters is 1000x worse than censorship 

I agree. But since the US has kept Assange (an award-winning journalist) imprisoned in unconscionable conditions for many years now, they can hardly complain. Moreover, it's common knowledge now that the US media works closely with the CIA. Such a relationship, besides being antithetical to democracy, will result in all journalists being suspected of espionage.

This is what happens when people allow their freedoms to be eroded. Downvote this all you want, but it won't change the sad facts.

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Meantime, Germany arrests reporters reporting the truth from Ukraine.

And Western IT & social media block reporting they don't like.

Censorship is not unique to Russia. Threats to reporting and censorship is widespread in the West as well

Are you seriously comparing press freedom in Germany - or the West in general - to fascist Russia? Utterly laughable.

(Reporters Without Borders have Germany at 16 on the Press Freedom Index (2022).

Fascist Russia? 165. And this was before the recent further tightening of freedom as the invasion and war has progressed.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Press_Freedom_Index

Th lengths fascist Russsia supporters will twis things to distort reality.

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Putin is losing it and not only on the battlefield but mentally.

Maybe it’s a good time for westerners to clear out.

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And Western IT & social media block reporting they don't like.

Censorship is not unique to Russia. Threats to reporting and censorship is widespread in the West as well

Jailing reporters is 1000x worse than censorship but don't worry, Reporters Without Borders will make a thorough accounting of it all. Btw, I can access RT and Global Times quite fine and they are even on cable at the end of the dial with the other extremist networks.

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Russia will not be happy until it is last place in the world press freedom rankings, but its friends China, Iran, and North Korea will give it a run for its money!

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Meantime, Germany arrests reporters reporting the truth from Ukraine.

And Western IT & social media block reporting they don't like.

Censorship is not unique to Russia. Threats to reporting and censorship is widespread in the West as well

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