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OP urged to bring the issue of harassment of journalists in the United States at the UN level

The issue of harassment of journalists in the US have to bring to the UN, told RIA Novosti the first Deputy head of Commission OP of the Russian Federation on mass media Alexander Malkevich, noting that the civic chamber will appeal to the "Reporters without borders" and the OSCE representative on freedom of the media to Alemu the Military about the attack by police in Portland on the film crew of the First channel.

Russian journalists were attacked by American police while covering protests in Portland. They filmed a report about the riots, which was besieged by the local court. The building housed the Federal law enforcement forces entered the city, despite the dissatisfaction of the local authorities. Both attacked the journalist was with the badges with the inscription "Press".

"Reporters without borders" condemned the situation with RT and Sputnik in Latvia and Lithuania

International organization "reporters without borders" (RSF) expressed concern about the actions of Latvia and Lithuania in relation to RT and Sputnik, calling it an abuse of the sanctions policy of the EU.

"Although it is legal to protect and promote independent and reliable news coverage, RSF considers the closure as an abuse of the sanctions policy of the EU. The ban or the closure of media outlets is not part of the sanctions taken against (the General Director of MIA "Russia today" Dmitry) Kiselev," - said in a statement RSF.

The EU called the sentence the journalist Prokopieva unjustified

The European Union considers the sentence unjustified Pskov journalist Svetlana Prokopieva in the form of a fine of 500 thousand rubles for public justification of terrorism, said in a written statement foreign service of the EU.

"She was ordered to pay a significant fine, which we feel is unjustified", - the document says.

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.

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.