Russia closes the Moscow office of the Canadian channel CBC – News

CBC is one of Canada’s leading radio and television broadcasters
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Russia announced, Wednesday (18), the closure of the Moscow office of Canadian radio and television CBC, as well as the cancellation of accreditations and visas of its journalists in response to similar measures adopted by Canadian authorities against Russian media.

“We have repeatedly warned. We have said that unilateral restrictive measures that threaten the freedom of prisoners and hinder the normal functioning of Russian media will not go unanswered,” stressed Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova at a press conference announcing this measure.

The spokesperson added that everyone must understand that Russia will respond to every similar case.

“For this reason, it was decided to adopt measures in response to Canada’s actions and close the corresponding office of the Canadian channel CBC, including canceling the Russian accreditations and visas of its journalists.”

On March 16, Canadian authorities banned television service providers from distributing the signals of Russian public channels RT and RT France in the country.

By then, major Canadian cable companies had already removed RT from their offerings, a decision they made shortly after Russia launched its network. “special military operation”, according to Moscow, Ukraine, February 24.

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