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ABC hopes to alleviate Russia's "sentence"

August 3 2005
13:18

American broadcaster ABC condemnation of terrorism, but at the same time insists on the right of free press in their own way to cover this phenomenon. Broadcaster has expressed "deep regret" over the decision of the Russian Foreign Ministry did not renew the accreditation of ABC staff in connection with the broadcast this channel interview international terrorist Shamil Basayev.

In a statement, ABC, released Tuesday on behalf of its president, David Westin, emphasized that the mission of a free media is to inform about the events, including - and illegal actions: "We can not allow any either the government let us in news coverage, "according to NEWSru.

"ABC News deeply regrets the actions taken by the Russian government against journalists, ABC, working in Russia, but we can not allow any government to let us in a complete and accurate transmission of news. We hope that with time the Russian government to reconsider its decision "- said in a statement.

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