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    Double standards are completely unacceptable in journalism, Russian Foreign Ministry's Human Rights Ombudsman Konstantin Dolgov told Sputnik on Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Western media and politicians have tried to retain monopoly over information and reporting, he added, stressing that such a stance is considered to be less acceptable to the global public.

    "Regardless of reporters' political affiliations and political preferences, in any case they must feel social responsibility in their work. The second aspect is double standards, they are totally unacceptable as there is no monopoly on information," Dolgov said on the sidelines of the New Era of Journalism: Farewell to Mainstream forum hosted by Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency.

    The two-day media forum, timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of establishment of the Soviet Information Bureau, which later evolved into Rossiya Segodnya, kicked off in Moscow on Monday.

    The event deals with the changing nature of contemporary journalism and is attended by media experts from over 30 countries. The forum was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin.


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