Amnesty International human rights activists assessed the situation of Russian-speaking journalists in the EU

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February 20, 2023, 20:12 – BLiTZ – News

The situation with Russian-speaking journalists who work in European countries is currently very alarming, according to the human rights organization Amnesty International. During a briefing with UN-accredited journalists from ACANU, the organization’s secretary general, Agnès Callamard, said that human rights activists are closely following what is happening.

In the near future, the publication of a report by human rights activists on the issue under discussion is expected.

“This is a topic that is extremely important for Amnesty, it worries us. We are still working on this topic, so we have not published a report on it yet. Our position on this issue and the position of Russian-speaking journalists will be presented in the near future,” Kallamar said.

Thus, she answered the question about the reaction of the organization to the closure of Russian-language publications and the arrests of journalists in Europe.

Back in 2016, the European Parliament adopted a resolution that spoke of the need to counter the Russian media. The activities of the state media in Russia were called propaganda aimed at splitting the European Union.

As the BLiTZ reported last month, a court in Latvia has decided to keep arrested journalist Marat Kasem in custody. The defense was going to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.

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