For the first time in Russia, the journalist received an official warning for cooperation with foreign media

a Russian journalist Roman Yanchenko, who was cooperating with the Polish broadcaster “Belsat TV”, the Kemerovo court issued a warning for cooperation with foreign media without accreditation from the foreign Ministry. As reported in the Center of media rights protection, is the first such case in Russia.

Sign citing “the Media” writes that Yanchenko for “Belsat TV” filmed pickets in Новокузнецке13 March. Police detained the journalist and made the report. The guards accused him that he had “interviewed the participants of pickets, using for movies, cell phone, and a microphone labeled with the name of the Belsat”. While Yanchenko said that the police in Novokuznetsk withdrew his passport and agreed to return only in exchange for an explanation.

Yanchenko lives in Russia and is a citizen. As a freelancer he has collaborated with many publications. To obtain accreditation in the foreign Ministry he did not need the law, said human rights activists.

the Journalist is ready to appeal the decision of the magistrates court and to reach even to the ECHR.

Add ecoprotect, which he covered, was done by the activists such as the youth movement For Future Fridays, which required to prevent the expansion of coal as the most polluting fossil fuel.

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