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Wed May 18, 2022, 12:17 PM

Russia closing CBC's Moscow bureau in retaliation for Canada banning Russian state TV

Russia's Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday it was closing the Moscow bureau of the CBC and withdrawing visas and accreditation from the public broadcaster's journalists, after Canada banned Russian state TV station Russia Today.

"With regret we continue to notice open attacks on the Russian media from the countries of the so-called collective West who call themselves civilized," ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova told reporters.

"A decision has been taken to make retaliatory, I underscore retaliatory, measures in relation to the actions of Canada: the closure of the Moscow bureau of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, including the annulation of the accreditations and visas of their journalists."

Zakharova said Ottawa had chosen what she cast as a "Russophobic" path, including censorship of the media.

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https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/russia-closes-cbc-bureau-1.6457668

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Response to Spazito (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 12:20 PM

1. Was the CBC allowed to broadcast anything they wanted?

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Response to efhmc (Reply #1)

Wed May 18, 2022, 12:33 PM

2. Last month Russia sanctioned a number of CBC employees as well as some...

Canadian journalists but I'm not sure that CBC ever broadcast in Russia for the Russian people but, instead, their reports were for Canadian consumption from what I can tell.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #2)

Wed May 18, 2022, 04:59 PM

3. So it was a news gathering operation for Canadians.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #3)

Wed May 18, 2022, 05:03 PM

4. From what I gather, yes....

until Putin clamped down on media access, I assume the Russian people could access the CBC news but the news bureau would have acted not unlike the CBC Washington bureau which reports on US political news for Canadians.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #4)

Wed May 18, 2022, 08:55 PM

5. Thanks for the info.

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