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Tags: bbc | russia | suspension | law | reporters | fake news

BBC Suspends Reporting in Russia After New Law

BBC Suspends Reporting in Russia After New Law
The BBC logo is seen at BBC Broadcasting House on Jan. 17, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Friday, 04 March 2022 11:28 AM EST

Britain's BBC said Friday it would temporarily suspend the work of all its journalists and support staff in Russia following the introduction of a new law that could jail anyone intentionally spreading "fake" news.

Tim Davie, the director general of the BBC, said in a statement the legislation appears to criminalize the process of independent journalism.

"It leaves us no other option than to temporarily suspend the work of all BBC News journalists and their support staff within the Russian Federation while we assess the full implications of this unwelcome development," he said. 

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Britain's BBC said Friday it would temporarily suspend the work of all its journalists and support staff in Russia following the introduction of a new law that could jail anyone intentionally spreading "fake" news. ...
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