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The OSCE representative reported on the action if you are discriminated against Sputnik

The OSCE representative on freedom of the media, Harlem Desir, the report on the activities of his office were told about the cases of discrimination against journalists, the Agency Sputnik that required his response.

Report on the activities of the office for the period from November 21, 2019 July 2, 2020 And presented at the OSCE permanent Council.

Wyszynski was surprised by the response of UNESCO to the inquiry harassment Sputnik Estonia

Executive Director MIA "Russia today" Kirill Vyshinsky called the UNESCO response to the request to protect the Estonian Sputnik proof that freedom of speech in Europe is no longer considered a value for which you can fight.

On Friday UNESCO in response to the appeal of the MIA "Russia today" on the situation around Sputnik Estonia stated that it will continue to support the rights of the press to receive and share information and different ideas.

UNESCO commented on the situation with Sputnik Estonia

UNESCO in response to the appeal of the MIA "Russia today" on the situation around Sputnik Estonia stated that it will continue to support the rights of the press to receive and share information and different ideas.

In January MIA "Russia today" sent a statement on the situation around Estonia Sputnik International Federation of journalists (IFJ), UNESCO and the "Reporters without borders" (RSF). In the text of the letters signed by the Executive Director of MIA "Russia today", eks-the head of RIA news Ukraine Kirill Wyszynski stated that MIA "Russia today" by directing your request asking for a review of discriminatory policy against Sputnik Estonia and are ready to offer a proper assessment of this unprecedented violation of liberty, and asks to take measures to ensure the rights of reporters to fulfill their professional duty.

Moskalkova thanked the Commissioner for assistance in the protection of Sputnik Estonia

The Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova thanked the Council of Europe Commissioner for human rights Dunja Mijatovic for assistance in the protection of the rights of journalists Sputnik Estonia.

In February, the Executive Director of MIA "Russia today" Kirill Vyshinsky and the head of the Estonian branch of Sputnik Elena Cheryshev met with the COE Commissioner for human rights, Dunja Mijatovic, she promised to look into the situation.

The chief of police of Minneapolis apologized to the journalists

The chief of police of Minneapolis, Medaria of Arredondo apologized to the journalists, which was attacked by the police, among the victims was the correspondent of RIA Novosti, Mikhail Turgiev.

"There was a video of the use of rubber bullets and tear gas against journalists... the media must be protected," said Arredondo at a press conference, which was broadcast on local television in Minneapolis.

In SF will urge the OSCE to consider the cases of attacks on Russian journalists

The OSCE representative on freedom of the media, Harlem Desir will be informed by the Council of Federation on the cases of attacks by U.S. police on the representatives of Russian media who cover protests in the US, told RIA Novosti Chairman of the Federation Council Commission on information policy Alexei Pushkov.

According to him, the question of violation of the rights of Russian journalists should be addressed in the OSCE, the member of which is the United States.

Kiselyov: a police officer shot and killed the producer of Sputnik in the United States

A policeman, injured on Tuesday in Washington a producer Sputnik Nicole Russell, who was covering protests at the White house, shot her to kill, told RIA Novosti the General Director of MIA "Russia today" Dmitry Kiselev, called to investigate each case of lawlessness on the part of the American authorities against the representatives of the press.

"Producer Sputnik Nicole Russell told how it was with her: police sighting shot in her defeat, after she showed him the press card and shouted that she was press, after it, removing the riots at the White house, fell and got up. Still shot. Even the rule "lying is not beaten" is not valid for the American police. Of course, he will remain unpunished, and again fired at the journalist. We were lucky that Nicole is alive, a rubber bullet to defeat close range and can kill," – said Kiselev.

Simonyan commented on attacks on journalists in the United States

Chief editor MIA "Russia today" Margarita Simonyan has not ruled out filing a lawsuit against the American policemen who attacked the journalists of the Agency.

On Sunday, police sprayed pepper gas in the face of the correspondent of RIA Novosti, Mikhail Turgiev when he was covering the riots in Minneapolis.

The United States is violating the rights of journalists and its own Constitution, the foreign Ministry said

U.S. authorities in the case of police actions against journalists, including the correspondent of RIA Novosti news Agency covering the protests in the country, violation of the legitimate rights of reporters - not only international law but also its own Constitution, said Monday the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

Earlier it was reported that the Minneapolis police deliberately fired tear spray against journalists - the crew of the TV channel VICE and RIA Novosti, Mikhail Turgiev after the dispersal of the protest action. MIA "Russia today" demanded from the authorities of the United States investigate the actions of the police.

In the state Duma called on the US to ensure the safety of Russian journalists

The state Duma Deputy Mikhail Sheremet called on the us authorities to ensure the safety of Russian journalists covering events in the US, otherwise it will be regarded as a violation of democracy and the manifestation of sanctioned violence.

Earlier it was reported that the Minneapolis police deliberately fired tear spray against journalists - the crew of the TV channel VICE and RIA Novosti, Mikhail Turgiev after the dispersal of the protest action. MIA "Russia today" demanded from the authorities of the United States investigate the actions of the police.

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