BBC resumes coverage in Russia after suspending operations

The BBC has resumed English-language coverage in Russia after temporarily suspending the work of news reporters and support staff in the country.

His broadcaster said they were “considering the implications” of new Russian legislation that would make it an act to spread “fake” or “false” news about the Kremlin’s war in Ukraine. guilty.

The company announced that after “careful consideration”, it will continue to report in English from Tuesday evening.

In a statement, the BBC said: “We have considered the implications of the new law along with the urgent need to report from within Russia.

“After careful consideration, we have decided to resume reporting in English from Russia tonight, after it was suspended last weekend.

“We will be telling this important part of the story independently and fairly, adhering to the BBC’s strict editorial standards.

“The safety of our employees in Russia remains our number one priority.”

On Friday, the BBC temporarily suspended the work of all journalists and their support staff in Russia after authorities passed legislation cracking down on foreign media channels.

The Russian State Duma has passed a law making this offense punishable by up to 15 years in prison for publishing “fake news” regarding its armed forces.

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Superintendent Tim Davie previously said the new law appeared to “criminalize the process of independent journalism” in the country.

It comes after the Kremlin accused the BBC of playing a “resolute role in undermining Russia’s stability and security”. BBC resumes coverage in Russia after suspending operations

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