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Moscow is considering a response to oppression of Russian media in the Baltic States

The foreign Ministry will work out suggestions on the response to the limitation of the Russian media in the Baltic States, said the official representative of the guardian Maria Zakharova.

"We - I mean the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia studied the appropriate treatment and we do this in order to develop proposals for action", Zakharova said at the briefing.

The Federation Council asked the foreign Ministry to respond to the situation with RT in the Baltic States

The Federation Council will direct the appeal to the foreign Ministry with a request to respond to the situation with RT and Sputnik in the Baltic countries, said the speaker of Council of Federation Valentina Matvienko on Wednesday at a meeting of the upper house of the Russian Parliament.

So Matvienko responded to the speech of the head of the interim Commission of the Federation Council on information policy Alexei Pushkov, who said that the Commission considers it necessary to introduce personal sanctions against representatives of the authorities of the Baltic States, took the decision in RT and Sputnik.

"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.

In SF ask to impose sanctions against the authorities of the Baltic States for RT and Sputnik

The Federation Council urged the foreign Ministry and other Executive authorities to impose sanctions against the authorities of the Baltic countries because of the situation with RT and Sputnik.

We are talking about the leadership of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, which "grossly violated the principles of freedom of speech and dissemination of information, as well as its obligations to international organizations."

The Embassy responded to the accusations of German espionage against Russia

Embassy of Russia in Germany drew attention to the "anti-Russian passages" in the report on the work of the operatives, informed the head of the German interior Ministry, Horst Seehofer.

They added that what is happening is not conducive to the positive development of bilateral relations.

In Germany evaluated the influence of Pro-Russian Deutsch RT and Sputnik

Russian media RT Deutsch and Sputnik play a Central role in the provision of Pro-Russian influence in Germany, said the report of interior Ministry of Germany about the work of counterintelligence (BfV, Federal office for the protection of the Constitution) in 2019.

The document stresses that the Russian side "propaganda and actions to influence, including misinformation different groups of addressees" in Germany are engaged in "do not have the structure of secret services". It is including about "some people who mean the Pro-Russian position, allegedly non-governmental associations and the state structures of Russia". These agents of influence "working in social media and discussion sites, and conduct our own sites or act as a supposedly non-state expert centers," the report said.

American Institute assessed the role of Sputnik in the coverage of events in Africa

American foreign policy research Institute (FPRI) involved in the analysis of political problems and security issues, praised the role of Russia and the Russian media, including the Agency Sputnik, in light of the events in the horn of Africa region.

Speaking about the role of the Russian media, the researchers noted that the Agency Sputnik and RT focus on the positive news from the African continent, udelat attention to the development of social networks and the use of their materials to local media. This, according to analysts, strengthens the influence of the Russian "information war" against the United States.

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.

Oxford experts noted the high response to Sputnik and RT in Europe

The experts of the Oxford Internet Institute believe that the Russian media such as RT and Sputnik, along with the Chinese, Iranian and Turkish state media, called social media response, sometimes exceeds the response of the audience is known to European publications.

"During a three-week study, we found that most of the government-sponsored media from China, Iran, Russia and Turkey, generating the content in French, German and Spanish that reach tens of millions of users of social networks worldwide, albeit using less of the distribution system than the major media in these languages

The head of the Russian Union of journalists criticized the marking of state media in Facebook

The marking of state media on Facebook is a violation of the freedom of information and political censorship, told RIA Novosti the head of the Russian Union of journalists Vladimir Solovyov.

It was reported that the American company Facebook starting June 4, to mark the pages of the media corporations that are wholly or partly under the control of the authorities. The social network will assign the markings of the Russian Sputnik, the Iranian Press TV and the Chinese Xinhua News. The initial labeling on the website will receive 200 pages. Thus, as stated by the head of cyber security policy of Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook does not flag the American media, "because even the state media in the country have editorial independence."

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