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BBC Journalists at Risk?
Dec 27th, 2018, 1:51pm
 
This Guardian article reports that the names and photographs of the 44 accredited BBC journalists in Russia have been ‘published’ on popular Russian web-sites.

This event seems to be in a form of a ‘tit-for-tat’ spat between
The Kremlin and the Russian State backed “RT” (formerly Russia Today),

and

the UK.

The Guardian report goes on to say that:-
“The Times” published a list of the 8 reporters working for the “Moscow-backed” Sputnik UK Bureau in Edinburgh.


Here is "The Times" article... (behind a paywall).  "Edinburgh radio station Sputnik is Kremlin stooge, says MSP"


Here is the reaction by "RT".


OFCOM has ruled that “RT” has violated impartiality rules after the Salisbury poisoning incident and risked “statutory sanctions”, including possible fines or a loss of licence.



The Guardian Report is by Andrew Roth (their Moscow Correspondant).
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Reply #1 - Dec 29th, 2018, 6:09pm
 
"The Guardian" reports the latest BBC statement,  here.:-

"The BBC has written to Russian authorities to express concern about the safety of its staff in Moscow after it emerged that the details of dozens of the broadcasters’ journalists had been published online in apparent retaliation to the publication in the Sunday Times of eight Edinburgh-based Sputnik reporters’ details....



.......The [BBC] journalists, most of whom are Russian citizens, are identified by their legal names, which in some cases differ from their bylines.

It occurred in apparent retaliation to the publication in the Sunday Times of names and photographs of eight reporters working for the Kremlin-backed Sputnik in Edinburgh.

Russian officials condemned the newspaper’s report, saying it put the journalists in danger amid claims that it was an attempt to exert “psychological pressure”.

Guardian report by Mattha Busby.
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