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Thursday, 02 February 2023 12:34 GMT

Ban on exiled Russian network TV should be wakeup call for journalists, Peskov says


(MENAFN) The restriction on exiled Russian network TV Dozhd (TV Rain) by Latvian authorities should be a wakeup call for journalists, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has stated.

Latvia’s National Electronic Mass Media Council (NEPLP) revoked the channel’s license on Tuesday, citing violations in its coverage of the Ukraine war.

“People always think that it’s better somewhere else rather than at home, and it always seems that there is freedom there and not at home,” Peskov informed media during a press call.

“This is a stark example that demonstrates the erroneousness of such illusions,” he continued.

The NEPLP listed many complaints regarding Dozhd, counting showing a map that displayed Crimea as part of Russia rather than Ukraine, and mentioning the Russian Army as “our army.”

On Thursday, the channel’s longtime newscaster Aleksey Korostelyov announced live on air: “We hope that we have helped many [Russian] service members, including, for example, with equipment and basic comforts on the frontline.”

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