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Manhunt on journalists, censorship and disinformation - Reporters Without Borders on consequences of russian aggression 05/03/2022 13:37:05. Total views 337. Views today — 2.

The war that russia has unleashed against Ukraine has had devastating consequences for press freedom. This is said in the report of the Reporters Without Borders organization.

"In the east of Europe, in addition to human tragedies, the war waged by russia in Ukraine has devastating consequences for press freedom", - it says.

In particular, it is noted that in the first month of the russian offensive alone, at least five journalists and media workers were killed as a result of shelling. "The russian army in the occupied territories deliberately chose news sources as a target and tried to force local media to cooperate", - Reporters inform.

In russia itself, the government has established enormous control over information, having introduced massive military censorship, blocking the media and persecuting recalcitrant journalists, forcing them into mass exodus, - the report says.