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Journalists impeded, not muzzled, by Russian reporting rules


AP Media Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — New restrictions placed on journalists in Russia have impeded but not muzzled reporting about the country and its war in Ukraine. A law enacted on March 4 that criminalizes the reporting of so-called “false information,” and carries punishment of up to 15 years in prison, says journalists cannot call the Russian invasion of Ukraine a “war.” Some news organizations have pulled their journalists from Russia, and many aren’t saying what they’re doing for safety reasons. But the tools of the modern reporting trade — social media, the Internet, mobile phones — have enabled many news organizations to keep a close eye on what is going on in Russia.

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