Russia bans dozens of British journalism, media, defence figures
Aljazeera says Moscow has banned dozens of British journalists, media representatives, and defence figures from entering the country, the Russian foreign ministry said.
In a move that Moscow said was a response to Western sanctions and the “spreading of false information about Russia”, 29 journalists and members of British media organisations were personally banned, the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
The list of those banned includes high-profile journalists, news anchors, editors and senior managers at news organisations such as the BBC and broadcaster Sky News, and the editors-in-chief of the Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent and Guardian newspapers, among others.
“The British journalists included in the list are involved in the deliberate dissemination of false and one-sided information about Russia and events in Ukraine and Donbas,” the foreign ministry said.
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