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    Political Pressure Hinders Journalists' Work in US – Russian Ombudsman

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    The Russian Foreign Ministry's human rights ombudsman slammed the state of press freedom in the United States.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Systematic freedom of speech violations occur in the United States, with journalists often put under direct political pressure or even suspended from profession, Russian Foreign Ministry's Human Rights Ombudsman Konstantin Dolgov told Sputnik on Tuesday on the sidelines of the New Era of Journalism: Farewell to Mainstream forum hosted by Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency.

    “I can say one thing — in the United States, there are huge systemic problems with human rights in general and with media freedom, freedom of speech, freedom of expression in particular… Journalists are suspended from profession, their work is hindered very often, there is direct political pressure [applied to them]."

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