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UK Marks Media Freedom Conference By Banning RT, Sputnik From It

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UK Marks Media Freedom Conference By Banning RT, Sputnik From It

Here we go again

If somebody is surprised by the great skills of the Ukrainian government in censoring media and opressing alternative points of views, there is the answer: Kiev does have professinonal teachers.

The British government just banned Russian news agencies RT and Sputnik from from attending a media freedom conference in London this week.

“We have not accredited RT or Sputnik because of their active role in spreading disinformation,” the Foreign Office said in a statement.

Around 1,000 reporters, journalists, and members of civil society as well as 60 government ministers are set to be at the two-day Global Conference for Media Freedom. Nonetheless, RT and Sputnik did not receive accreditation becase of their alleged role in “spreading disinformation.”

The statement claimed that “journalists from across the world’s media are attending the conference, including from Russia,” but it did not clarify what kind of ‘Russian journalists’ are invited. Most likely, these are some representatives of Russian-speaking pro-Western media outlets, which often based in the Baltic states. 

“It takes a particular brand of hypocrisy to advocate for freedom of press while banning inconvenient voices and slandering alternative media; sadly, the world has learned to expect just that from the UK Foreign Office,” RT said in a statement on the situation.

The Russian Embassy in London described the move as a “direct politically motivated discrimination.” It added that it had complained to the foreign office accusing it of conducting a “months-long smear campaign” against RT.

“What better illustration of the real situation with media freedom in the UK does one need? Yet the organizers of the Conference, as far as we understand, wish to discuss the situation with media freedom anywhere in the world, but not in this country,” the Russian embassy said.

Editor-in-chief of Sputnik and RT Margarita Simonyan said that the British government had failed to provide “a single example of that disinformation”.

Simonyan also recalled how London “sheepishly cleared the post on the Russian origin of the substance used to poison the Skripals”.

“Or how the BBC had been trying to find ‘Russian traces’ — at least some, any at all — when the yellow vests were protesting in Paris,” she added.

Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov called the whole situation absurd.

“This may be, let me say, a quasi-conference. There cannot be any serious discussion of media freedom when journalists are denied accreditation. I believe this is the brightest illustration of how absurd the things that happen are. Moreover, unfortunately, this absurdity has become regular and chronic in some countries, including the country hosting this event. We can only regret this”, Peskov said.

It’s highly unlikely that any of these statements would impact the decision to pressure Russian media outlets. Most of the governments around the world are working to undermine or supress points of views that do not contribute to their interests. The only realy difference between the so-called ‘Civilized World’ and other states is that ‘democratic nations’ do this claiming this is needed to defend ‘democracy’.

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  • TiredOfBsToo

    UK and media freedom is a primary example of an oxymoron.

  • caonabo

    I’m so glad to witness in my lifetime the coming down of anglosaxonrule and the downfall of its empire.Particularly interesting is the way they shit upon themselves.There is no sincerity whatsoever left in the british and american public,they are as stupid as the ones they vote for;Good riddance.London Bridge is falling down,and Brooklyn Bridge as well.

  • Toronto Tonto

    HA HA HA good move only real media is allowed

  • Charles Homer

    Here are some interesting comments from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the role of God in Donald Trump’s election:

    https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2019/03/mike-pompeo-israel-god-and-why-donald.html

    So much for that Russian meddling narrative that Washington is so fond of perpetuating.

    • Saso Mange

      Great link thanks!

    • Loung Kodak

      Is like a western nightmare, we need Jack Nickolson, it’s the shining… but under…

    • British Free Corps

      Trump’s donars: bitchute[]com/video/FUvrDpg18svT/

  • Rob

    Freedom conference to spread disinformation. Fuckin hill.

  • AlexanderAmproz

    The liards easy detected problem,
    they always accusing others of what they are themselves doing !
    But can’t lies all the times to everybody without it’s noticed !

    We are back to the Vatican Renaissance printing discovery darkest times !

    Julian Assange risking his life for telling the Truth has to be Canonized Internet Santos !

    I imagine it’s a swan song in a way for the Ashkenazi World Medias !

    The UK/US faulting NeoColonial Empire is ineluctably sliding on a debt slippery toboggan

  • Saso Mange

    It really is absurd situation. Level of hypocrisy is striking. Even if RT was spreading disinformation they should be invited to some sort of debate. But since liars accuse both RT and Sputnik, they can not offer debate because they know that they would lose.
    Syria might be central point here. Russia stopped Zionist hegemony. That’s unforgivable.

    • Toronto Tonto

      How the hell can you have a debate with a liar , are your stupid .

      • Black Waters

        Fuck off hasbara propagandist.

        • Toronto Tonto

          Shut up you racist terrorist POS .

          • Black Waters

            YOU are a terrorist and a fucking pedophile protecting these degenerates.

          • Toronto Tonto

            I am not protecting Russia or Iran or N Korea or Syria .

          • Black Waters

            Exactly you are protecting the PEDOPHILES from washington.

      • AM Hants

        Tony Blair – sorry, he was not a journalist.

        Boris Johnson, hoping to get the keys to Number 10 and funnily enough, the ex-UK Foreign Secretary, is also a journalist.

      • Luke Hemmming

        They arrested your pimp daddy the other day, Jeffrey Epstein. You will have to find some other pimp to get your underage children for you and your pedo buddies.

      • iosongasingsing

        You Jews who accuse the world of anti-Semitism, don’t you suck for your anti-Russian hatred when you know that 22 million Russians have died because of the same nazism that you always remember in your shoah?

    • AM Hants

      Can understand why.

      Margarita Simonyan RT

      Margarita Simonyan: Even We Are Shocked By the Scope and Scale of UK’s Anti-Russia Program… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9flSi-Ls_w

      • Loung Kodak

        Thanks for sharing this.

        Everything is backwards.
        Thanks a lot to Russia for sending such kicks to our asses in the west!

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Well, to be fair Russia needs to stop kissing its western “partners” arse and show some dignity. Russia will never be accepted as an equal by the racist west who believe Slavs are inferior easterners. Russia’s future lies in Eurasia and it needs to confront the NATO trash rather than appease them.

      • Saso Mange

        Politics just suck in last few decades.

      • Saso Mange

        West doesn’t want equal partners. They want vassals. Karl Marx and his affiliates, so to say, they opened way to remove aristocracy from power.
        By doing so people were left powerless when confronted to enormous wealth of western banking system, corruption… So it’s not new story my friend, this shit is openly been going on since late 1800’s. Openly. Climax was the horrific murder of Russian royal family. I do not really understand how Russia managed to overcome such evil and i am still not convinced that Russia is free from that scum. We might never know for certain but i am glad that Russia, Iran and China are getting closer and would like to see Turkey get on better level of relationship with mentioned nations.
        By having strong partnership in east people can deny western expansionism. It will be in decline. But cooperation is important factor, mutual respect too. Let’s hope that east will get more connected so that immoral west won’t be able to break it up. Unfortunately, many players are working for the west.

  • Vince Dhimos

    Mexico kills more journos than any other country. Are they banned? Of course not. This is pure Russophobic racism.

    • Toronto Tonto

      Mexican gangs kill them NOT government

      • Vince Dhimos

        Somehow Westerners always assume that when something bad happens in Russia, the government did it. But ONLY in Russia. The Mexican government gets a pass.

        • AM Hants

          If you have a look at the PR Management Company behind Litvinenko, you will find it was the same PR Management spinners, that were paid over $500,000 to spin the Iraq War.

          Timothy Bell, represented the family of Litvinenko, now who else has he worked with, over his lifetime, starting off as a post boy, before becoming a special adviser to Margaret Thatcher, and spin doctor to Pinochet?

          Brother’s Bell – Timothy – Bell Pottinger, Sans Frontieres, and Brother David, who runs Common Purpose.

          Now how many enemies, do those that double cross the AshkeNAZI and Khazarian mafia make and no doubt, the Russian Government is bottom of the list.

          Timothy Bell, Baron Bell (being lazy, using Wiki, but, well worth checking out other sources)… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Bell,_Baron_Bell

          David Bell, again being lazy and using Wiki.

          David Bell (publisher)… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bell_(publisher)

          CP and Climategate
          CP and Media Control
          CP Police State
          CP Civil Service
          CP Bell Pottinger
          CP Insider Dealing
          CP Tax Abuse
          Seven Principles
          Who’s Who of CP
          Find CP Members
          http://www.stopcp.com/cpmediacontrol.php

      • AM Hants
      • Sinbad2

        And the Mexican gangs work for the USA, so the American government kills Mexican journalists.

      • British Free Corps

        Mexican government is crooked too! It isn’t unheard of for their government to have connections with their drug cartels.

  • Black Waters

    If you have any doubts that the U.S is an orwellian totalitarian state this is just the probe. Runned by pedophiles, keep your children’s away from the U.S

    • AM Hants

      Wonder when they will open and publish ‘Epstein’s Black Book’?

      • Black Waters

        Dude… it’s not just Epstein, he’s just one of the degenerates that created the pedo ring, this it’s bigger, most of the senators, presidents and puppets from the EU and USA are involved. It’ worst at some point even the Mossad blackmailed them with videos and pictures in order to get them by the balls, now they obey Israel… if not many things are going to start to see the light and many of these degenerates are going to be exposed. Also most of the pedophiles flee to Israel for protecting… that should tell you a lot…

        • AM Hants

          Hence his ‘black book’ – names, of all and was it not his insurance policy?

  • Tudor Miron

    ” Global Conference for Media Freedom” = global conference for brainawshing, sensoring and dumbing down the population. In short – Fake news conference.

  • Brother Thomas

    Like Pinocchio’s nose, the lie of a free and unbiased press in the West becomes harder and harder to hide.

  • AM Hants

    They will not be missing much. Weird, how Common Purpose controls, the media, plus, so many UK institutions. Funded by a publishing executive, but, controlling everything, Linked into ‘Integrity Initiative’, which for some reason is highly dependent on Bill Browder.

    Posting these images, which I regularly post, but, look how they all link in?

    Starting with how much the US spends on Media, compared to Russia. Followed by contributors to the BBC, and then check out how they all link into ‘White Helmets/Al Qaeda/ISIS’ or whatever they call themselves today. Not forgetting ‘Integrity Initiative’ and the US has just written the Bill, to set up the US verson of ‘integrity Initiative’. Wonder if Bill Browder, will be heavily involved in the US version, or does he have to pay his tax bill first?

    US and Russia – media funding

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/23d9c2a8b6faeccc94990ebb8a381cf409365cec77f71b20a859d9159464487f.jpg

    Contributors to BBC

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/645462eb2a4dde1a6b1f4d86789b22d856ea024d7057f6eb2e374360d5086997.jpg

    White Helmet/ISIS/Al Qaeda Funding

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a51e0616f572d262d14ceda562ec15063dfec346b8a22d40782f9ebf69a86b45.png

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b873414891ef1e5ebb44dfe82acff69e2cf18d241e93314cb5c74910c72aff75.jpg

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/471a273d91a2ae59817755216c02275993d730fc2f6efc13fd30dbcd9d30aeab.jpg

    Integrity Initiative

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b3a2fb33adfc4b947c847a045c0053191b9c86ad32bf7a3c0d1a3c9e441d41b0.png

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/21bf9e8c4c471b67000c490f85b4e845ec87ba2a96554d72fe919e5c0aebfeac.jpg

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f7ae82da37bda63238cb584da0c193f2e5f9b7272bb8c32e8aed058439c42ed9.png

    Common Purpose

    CP and Climategate
    CP and Media Control
    CP Police State
    CP Civil Service
    CP Bell Pottinger
    CP Insider Dealing
    CP Tax Abuse
    Seven Principles
    Who’s Who of CP
    Find CP Members

    http://www.stopcp.com/

  • Neo Onh

    For the west truth is “misinformation”….

  • Toronto Tonto

    No Russians allowed ha ha ha terrorist lying shitts

    • Sinbad2

      The day Israel ceases to exist will be the day your inane posts cease to exist.

      • occupybacon

        Then you cry like a bitch why “pro-russians” are banned everywhere. You belong in a closed environment not on open debate. Russians need generations to pass in order to talk with normal people.

        • verner

          the daily caller is your natural home for tepid and lackluster comments. and the odd nazi salute of course. you’d be right at home.

  • Loung Kodak

    St_pid

    What matters is the world public opinion and in the vast majority, people clearly prefer Russia (of today) than the Anglo-Saxons. You just have to see on the forums and/or on Youtube.

    • Sinbad2

      Exactly their BS no longer works.
      I think the reason it no longer works is Vladimir Putin. Most nations respond to the provocations of the FUKUS nations like Iran has done, they fight back. That allows the Jewish media to paint the victim as the aggressor. Russia and China however don’t fight back, they just deflect the blows.
      The FUKUS nations and their Jewish media are forced to get more extreme in their attempts to discredit the victims, and the people start to see the truth.

      One other thing, the internet, I have to thank the Americans for creating the weapon that the free world will use to kill their despotic empire.

      • Loung Kodak

        — “I think the reason it no longer works is Vladimir Putin”.

        … And many more, Yasser Arafat, Julian Assange, Bill Ayers, Noam Chomsky, Wesley Clark, Louis Farrakhan, Daniele Ganser, General de Gaule, the Pope Francis, Tulsi Gabbard, Mikhail Gorbachev, Che Guevara, JFK, Martin Luther King, Monica Lewinsky 😂 , Bradley Maning, Ron Paul, Edward Snowden, Malcolm X, and other whistleblowers. Organisations like Anonymous, WikiLeaks… Russian press (everything is backwards, we can’t trust BBC today…) and many more…
        But of course, V.V. Putin was a neat “agent of change”

      • verner

        no doubt the allure of the disintegrating states of A has gone and all we, the world, see today, is a malign tumor raining bombs on innocents and starving entire people to death by a galore of sanctions and regime change coups to suit not the world but the more than heavily indebted nation at its wits end – bankruptcy and mayhem is what awaits the disintegrating states of A!

      • British Free Corps

        Israel has already joined the Belt & Road Initiative.

        en[]sino-israel[]org/research/israel-and-the-belt-road-initiative-bri/

        jpost[]com/Opinion/Central-Asia-could-be-entryway-for-Israel-to-join-One-Belt-One-Road-initiative-513634

        twitter[]com/Renegade_Pilot/status/1139785596367282178

  • Sinbad2

    Most people who post here would be banned from western media outlets, dissent is not allowed within the empire.

    • occupybacon

      By posting crap like “Russia please nuke anglo-zio-americans” I don’t see why wouldn’t they been banned, it doesn’t help help any civilized ideas. Western media comments section has interesting debates unlike pro-Russian orkish commentators.

      • verner

        it’s alright to publish your view that israel should be nuked forthwith rather than being a menace to the world, as it is today. but any such thoughts are only allowed in the privacy of the white house (but then it’s not israel at the receiving end) and should not be voiced publicly since they can put some ideas in the heads of the great unwashed public.

        • occupybacon

          it’s alright to publish your view that Israel or Russia, USA etc should be nuked, as long as we are on a Russian site which is a place for hysterical kids, but not on site with civil people, with genuine debates, like most of the western media

          • verner

            suggest you bugger off and leave your rather tepid comments, which I suppose you believe are measured and balanced, while in fact being neither, on the commentary fields of right wing publications. you’ll be more at home there, the odd nazi-salute a natural part of the sentiment and old school nazi’s should have their own publications which I believe you will find in e.g. the disintegrated states of A. but don’t pollute the fields here with your garbage.

          • British Free Corps

            The nazi-salute originated in ancient Rome and later became known as the Bellamy salute that accompanied the American national anthem. The “Nazi” salute was adopted by Fascist Italy as they wanted to revive many of Rome’s ancient pagan symbols, as did the National Socialists in Germany who likewise embarked upon reviving their old Norse-Germanic roots that Christianity worked tirelessly to eradicate throughout the course of the Middle Ages.

            If you’re interested in a different perspective other than from more of the mainstream type of sources:

            prntscr[]com/ocvfu7

            prntscr[]com/ocvg4j

            prntscr[]com/ocvgd2

          • verner

            not really but thanks anyway – it’s the nazi salute (straight right arm somewhat elevated over the horizontal line and hand a composed extension of arm) which is forbidden to use in parts of europe although I have often wondered if you use that salute in combination with the word ‘ave’ if it’s still forbidden (by the authorities that are deathly afraid of any and all remnants from the nazi-era) since that would evoke, at least in the erudite observer, the times of the roman empire und zu weiter,

          • British Free Corps

            The Roman salute: duckduckgo[]com/?q=roman+salute&t=h_&iax=images&ia=images

            The Bellamy salute/ Pledge of Allegiance: duckduckgo[]com/?q=Bellamy+salute&t=ffab&iax=images&ia=images

            Good channel on Archive and Bitchute, used to be on Youtube before it was taken down: I recommend it to anyone wanting to know more about Fascism and some other topics:

            archive[]org/details/youtube-4iT3x1qNlgg

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/214754b66dcc887c0e26002d9270cac735755c4a751749ed86d5fc5353662eb8.jpg

          • British Free Corps

            Can’t repost supremacist rhetoric from the tribe either, even from their videos on their own social media accounts. Dennis Prager can say how Jews are “morally superior” to gentiles and gets a free pass, but if white people do the same they’re immediately branded “racists”. Even if that has anything to do with history, these things are by no means unique to White people who are blamed for the Trans-Atlantic slave trade despite having started it and in fact held a monopoly in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, including the 2/3s of European settlers who were made into “indentured servants” when they made their way over to the New World.

  • Xoli Xoli

    If you exposed UK and USA then you will be blacklisted or attack by whites only supremacist.Fake news entities were given thanks giving promotion for telling lies.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Global conference for all liars of USA,France Brittain, Germany and puppet.Venezualla action failed,oil tanker attack liars were never belief by anyone. Iran threats were found as baseless.Now new training for best liars are ongoing.Out of frustration France never invited Putin.The witch May attended G20 summit illegaly after been fired to portray Russia as evil.Trump is king devil and NATO members are demons and voters are satanist.

  • occupybacon

    As long Sputnik and RT are used by Donbas terrorists and they claim Crimea as Russia, I don’t see why shouldn’t they be branded as terrorist media outlets

  • verner

    a media freedom conference in the uk is an oxymoron in itself, just something to have a larf about. and then secondly, uk is a country seriously down on its uppers (although they saw the signs in the sky and decided to leave the EU cleverly enough) and now they can apply to become the 51st state of the disintegrating states of A and assume a new role in servitude.

  • goingbrokes

    HAHA… Lol! Media Freedom conference bans other publications! It’s so funny because it is completely bonkers. These people have no shame, but they have no clue either! Stupid doesn’t cover it!

  • Toronto Tonto

    RT and Sputnik are NOT news media .

    • occupybacon

      Indeed they are Donbas terrorists channels

  • iosongasingsing

    It is anti-Russian hatred like that of Hitler, which the Russians, Slavs, contrary to the Jews considered as inferior people and killed 22 million of them.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Fake news training conference.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Liars right freedom conference in support of fake news.