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Journalist Marina Ovshanikova entered the set of Russia’s main television news program on Monday night against the banner and state campaign against the war in Ukraine.
Has highlighted his protest action Quiet but steady resignations Workers on Russian state television under strict government control.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky thanked Ovsyanikova and called on other Russian correspondents to follow his example.
He argued that any journalist working in Russia’s “Fourth Garden” risked being allowed by the International Court of Justice to “justify war crimes.”
In fact, some of the biggest allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin have already been allowed on state television, such as Vladimir Soloviev, who hosts a talk show on Russia’s largest channel, Rosia-1, and RT’s Margarita Simonin, who accuses anyone of being ashamed today. Now Russian If not really.
Russia’s state channels have only one option: to follow the Kremlin’s reporting sequence. So, who submitted his resignation in reaction to the war?
A few hours after Marina Ovsyanikova’s screen protest, the trio announced their resignation.
Janna Agalkova, a journalist with Pierre Canal (Channel One), resigned as European correspondent, and two journalists resigned from rival network NTV: Lilia Kildieva, who has been a presenter since 2006, and Vadim Klasker, who has been with the station since 2006. 30 years ..
Significant cases have been reported against VGTRK, an all-Russian state television group.
Although this information has not been verified, journalist Roman Super said staff are leaving the Vesti news service altogether. Well-known presenter Sergei Prilev denied rumors that he had resigned and said he had been on a business trip for more than a week.
In the RT, formerly known as Russia Today, Maria Baronova has starred in the highest resignation. The former editor-in-chief of the network told the BBC’s Steve Rosenberg earlier this month that Putin had ruined Russia’s reputation and that the economy was dead.
Other RT employees have also resigned, including non-Russian journalists working for language services.
Former London correspondent Shadia Edwards-Tashti announced her resignation on the day Russia invaded Ukraine; And Moscow-based journalist Johnny Dickle quit his job the same day “due to recent events”.
RT’s French presenter Frédéric Taddeï accused France of being in “open conflict” with Russia and of failing to continue its program called Prohibido Prohibido because of its “loyalty” to its country.
A few days later, the EU announced that it was banning RT and Sputnik for “spreading false information, manipulating information and distorting facts”.
According to Reuters, the resignations also came from Russia’s state-run news agency Raftley, which is based in Germany.
Russia’s non-Kremlin media has been under attack for years, so many journalists working under the threat of losing their jobs on independent networks or portals are not surprised by the current wave of resignations. Some have been hanged “Agent” labelS ForeignS“Common to the Soviet era.
The Dodge (TV Rain) network, which had to abandon regular television in 2014, was forced to suspend its online broadcasts after the invasion of Ukraine, and many of its journalists fled Russia for safety.
Radio Ekho Moskvy also aired on Russia’s new law known as “misinformation”. The Russian BBC service is on the list of Western media banned by Moscow And Latvia-based Medusa journalists were expelled from Russia.
And only journalists have disappeared from state television.
Ivan Arkand, one of Russia’s most popular presenters, retired from his Evening Arkant show on Channel One, the second largest channel in the country, while Marina Ovsyanikova also worked.
He responded to the war by posting a black box on his Instagram account with the message “Fear and pain. No war”. From then on, he told his followers not to panic; That the holiday has been taken and will be back soon.
One of Russia’s most famous couples, Alla Bukhacheva and Maxim Kalkin are among the showbiz people who went on “vacation”.
Kalkin posted on Instagram: “There can be no justice for war! There is no war!”
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