Russia’s Foreign Ministry says it is shutting down CBC/Radio-Canada’s Moscow bureau and revoking the accreditations and visas of its journalists. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Wednesday that the move is in retaliation for Ottawa’s ban on Kremlin-backed RT, formerly known as Russia Today, and RT France from being broadcast in Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Russia’s move was unacceptable, and that Canada would continue to stand up for a free press. Fenlon noted that the broadcaster, the only Canadian news organization with a permanent presence in the country, has maintained a Moscow bureau for 44 years. Our Morning Update and Evening Update newsletters are written by Globe editors, giving you a concise summary of the day’s most important headlines.
Source: CBC News May 18, 2022 21:00 UTC