Russian President Putin Scraps RIA Novosti
RIA Novosti Headquarters
The Kremlin announced Monday the dissolution of RIA Novosti, the country’s major state-run news agency, amid a significant reorganization of state-owned media assets. News agency RIA Novosti and the state-owned Voice of Russia radio will be scrapped and absorbed into a new media conglomerate called Rossiya Segodnya, according to a decree signed by President Vladimir Putin. The move is the latest in a series of shifts in Russia’s news landscape, which appear to point toward a tightening of state control in the already heavily regulated media sector.Apparently, the shutdown of RIA Novosti, which 'must be carried out by the government within three months,' came as a surprise to the workers.
But "RT" (nŽe Russia Today) is still okay, right ??? I'd hate to have to go through the day without those looney tunes.
Posted by: 11B40 at December 10, 2013 11:50 AM
Near and far.
Posted by: obsidian at December 10, 2013 12:15 PM
Posted by: EROWMER at December 10, 2013 12:32 PM
Putin might have just encouraged him to shut that little dissent down.
Posted by: Kafiroon at December 10, 2013 12:48 PM
Posted by: BRONCO BAMA at December 10, 2013 01:22 PM
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