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RT Chief slams Reporters Without Borders–says organisation should “self-dissolve”

Reporters Without Borders called RT an “enemy of journalism”.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is discrediting the work of advocacy groups by calling the RT broadcaster “an enemy of journalism,” RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan said Monday calling on the organization to “quietly self-dissolve.”

On August 26, RSF Secretary General Christophe Deloire in an interview with Telerama magazine cited Simonyan’s appeal for protection against the European parliament’s 2016 resolution on countering alleged Russian anti-EU propaganda and media, including RT and Sputnik, as an example of how “enemies of journalism are exploiting the principles adopted to protect it.”

“Following such horrific remarks the Reporters Without Borders should quietly self-dissolve, so as not to disgrace the true human rights defenders,” Simonyan told the RT commenting on Deloire’s remarks.

In November 2016, the European Parliament passed a resolution where it described the two media outlets as a threat to Europe’s unity and drew a parallel between them and propaganda disseminated by Islamic State, a terrorist group outlawed in many countries, including Russia.

Sputnik contacted RSF for the organization’s comments on the document, only to be told that the organization had taken a decision to no longer give interviews to Rossiya Segodnya.

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Edmund burke326
Edmund burke326
August 28, 2017

No surprises RSF offices are to be found in NATO countries as well as US allied countries like Brazil. The chances of RSF practicing what it preaches are limited, to say the least.

Russia and China must seriously pursue parallel development of international institutions, existing institutions are sullied by US geopolitics and weak spineless allies.

S.M. De Kuyper
S.M. De Kuyper
Reply to  Edmund burke326
August 29, 2017

100% true!

Voltaire
Voltaire
August 28, 2017

Reporters without Frontiers is a US Department of Defense funded propaganda organization They are well documented LIARS It is directly funded by the US National Endowment for Democracy (NED) itself directly funded by the US Government having had such war criminals as Madeleine Albright on its Board of Directors…. https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2005/05/29/17447201.php http://www.voltairenet.org/article165297.html Here is the statement on the website of the NED “…NED’s continued funding is dependent on the continued support of the White House and Congress…'” So it is a US Government/CIA front organizarion pretending to be “independent” whose mission is smearing, agitprop and lying which they illustrated at the… Read more »

Guy
Guy
Reply to  Voltaire
August 28, 2017

Isn’t it telling that all these organizations have good sounding names “Endowment for Democracy” etc.meanwhile they are nothing but good .They are covert organizations working to overthrow governments that do not bend to US wishes.CIA prostitutes .

Mark James Pupillo
Mark James Pupillo
Reply to  Guy
August 28, 2017

Orwellian

“Orwell’s invented language, Newspeak, satirises hypocrisy and evasion by the state: the Ministry of Love (Miniluv) oversees torture and brainwashing, the Ministry of Plenty (Miniplenty) oversees shortage and rationing, the Ministry of Peace (Minipax) oversees war and atrocity and the Ministry of Truth (Minitrue) oversees propaganda and historical revisionism.”

“War is peace.

Freedom is slavery.

Ignorance is strength.”

― George Orwell, 1984

Guy
Guy
Reply to  Mark James Pupillo
August 31, 2017

So true with the psychopaths of the CIA and friends.
Well stated.

Suzanne Giraud
Suzanne Giraud
Reply to  Guy
August 29, 2017

Of course, Guy, and it’s another ‘creature’ of Soros’.

mikhas
mikhas
August 28, 2017

That’s what presstitutes are for arent’t they?

Terry Ross
Terry Ross
August 28, 2017

And yet here is something that RSF wrote back in Jan, 2016 concerning attempts to censor the Wikileaks Cablegate site:
“We are shocked to find countries such as France and the United States
suddenly bringing their policies on freedom of expression into line with
those of China. We point out that in France and the United States, it
is up to the courts, not politicians, to decide whether or not a website
should be closed.”
Seems RSF should take some of its own advice.

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