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The European Parliament resolution seeking to counteract Russian media outlets is a direct violation of media freedom and human rights, the Sputnik press service said Wednesday, warning the bloc against allowing state membership.
EDINBURGH (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, the European Parliament voted in favor of a resolution on countering Russian media outlets, such as the Sputnik news agency and the RT broadcaster.
"Sputnik called on the EU to prevent state censorship. This EU resolution is a direct violation of media freedom and human rights. As such, we have contacted a number of European and American organizations such as the UN, UNESCO, OSCE [Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe], Reporters without Borders, and many media groups and trade unions to call for solidarity against this egregious kind of discrimination and censorship. We urge the international media community, of which Sputnik is a proud member, to not stay silent on this important issue and to join us to secure the values of freedom and democracy," the press service said.
Authors of the document equate counteracting Russia with the resistance to Daesh terrorist group and call on EU member states to boost financing counter-propaganda projects.
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