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Russian State Duma Bans Access for Deutsche Welle Journalists – Press Service

CC BY-SA 3.0 / Qualle / DeutscheWelleDeutsche Welle headquarters in the Schürmann building in Bonn
Deutsche Welle headquarters in the Schürmann building in Bonn - Sputnik International, 1920, 04.02.2022
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Speaker of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin has ordered to ban the access for journalists of Germany's Deutsche Welle broadcaster, the body's press service said.
On Thursday, Moscow said that it was closing the Deutsche Welle’s bureau in the country and annulling the accreditation of its employees, among other measures, in response to the RT DE ban in Germany.
"At the instruction of the State Duma chair Vyacheslav Volodin, in response to the broadcasting ban on RT DE in Germany it was decided to ban the access to the State Duma for journalists of Germany's Deutsche Welle broadcaster," the press service said on late Thursday, adding that the Deutsche Welle journalists would not get accreditation.
On Tuesday, German media regulator MABB officially banned RT DE from broadcasting in Germany, saying that the broadcaster did not have the necessary permission. RT DE said it will appeal the decision in court. Moscow has described the ban as an infringement on freedom of speech.
RT (Russia Today)  - Sputnik International, 1920, 03.02.2022
Russia Shuts Down Deutsche Welle Broadcast in Response to Germany's RT DE Ban
Earlier it was reported that proposals to resolve the fallout surrounding the RT DE ban had been submitted to German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock during a trip to Moscow; however, a source later detailed that the effort was fruitless.
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