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Russia has ordered the deportation of an Austrian correspondent for a public medium

Russia has ordered a journalist of public radio and television, originally from Austria, to leave the country immediately after first withdrawing her accreditation. This is a retaliatory action, following the withdrawal of the accreditation of the correspondent of the Russian news agency TASS in Austria. The public Austrian network ÖRF had until now two correspondents in Russia, the German Agency was informed. The Austrian embassy was informed in advance of the decision and notified EU member state media correspondents of the retaliatory measure. ÖRF did not respond when dpa tried to contact it for comment. TASS’s Vienna correspondent accreditation was withdrawn on April 30 and he was ordered to leave Austrian territory by June 7, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry. No explanation was given for this decision, which is discriminatory against the state-run Russian news agency, he added. TASS has a network of correspondents in various […]
Source: News Beast

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