Disinfo: Lithuanian authorities detained two Russian TV journalists while they were…

Summary

Lithuanian authorities detained two Russian TV journalists while they were performing their professional duties at the Russian opposition forum held in Trakai. Lithuania is continuing the course to censorship, violating the EU’s concept of freedom of speech.

Disproof

Although journalists from all over the world had been invited to be accredited in advance, the "Rossiya" journalists never applied for accreditation and were stopped while attemting to enter the forum without the necessary passes.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 20
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/03/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Lithuania
  • Keywords: EU, Freedom of speech, Media
  • Outlet: Russia‘s MFA spokesperson Maria Zakharova in RT.com

Disclaimer

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