BBG Media Highlights – January 15, 2014
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Today’s “BBG Media Highlights” offer links to a number of articles about RFE/RL journalist David Satter whom Russian authorities want to keep out of Russia. We recommend Index on Censorship article. It explains how authorities in President Putin’s Russia, in an operation likely initiated by the FSB, Putin’s ex-employer (KGB), arraged for Satter to “lose” his Russian visa so they could charge him for being in the country without a visa.
To view the U.S. State Department statement on Satter, which was ignored yesterday by the Voice of America, see: “U.S. State Department ‘disappointed’ with Russian visa denial to American journalist, Voice of America has not yet reported,” BBG Watch, Jan. 15, 2014.