BBC World News is taken OFF AIR in Russia


BBC World News is taken OFF AIR in Russia – two days after Putin approved law that could lock up journalists for 15 years for spreading ‘fake information’


BBC World News has been taken off air in Russia just two days after Putin approved a law that could lock up journalists for 15 years for spreading ‘fake information’.

The corporation said it was ‘temporarily suspending’ the work of all its news journalists and support staff in Russia after authorities passed legislation cracking down on foreign outlets on Friday.

Director-general Tim Davie said the new law appeared to ‘criminalise the process of independent journalism’ in the country.

The Russian parliament approved a law that would make it a criminal offence to spread ‘fake’ or ‘false’ news about the Kremlin’s war in Ukraine.

BBC World News has been taken off air in Russia just two days after Putin approved a law that could lock up journalists for 15 years

BBC World News has been taken off air in Russia just two days after Putin approved a law that could lock up journalists for 15 years

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