Editor of The Economist magazine called to boycott Sputnik and RT, Russian propaganda tools

Journalist and editor of the British magazine The Economist Edward Lucas during the Munich Security Conference, Feb-8-2015 Photo: Dzintars Rasnačs / Facebook

Journalist and editor of the British magazine The Economist Edward Lucas during the Munich Security Conference, Feb-8-2015
Photo: Dzintars Rasnačs / Facebook 

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Editor of the British magazine The Economist Edward Lucas accused Russian journalists in “production of lies” and said that the employees of these two media outlets “need to be pushed out to the margins of the media space.”

During the Munich Security Conference, journalist and editor of the British magazine The Economist Edward Lucas urged journalists to boycott internationally broadcasted Russian radio channel, Sputnik, and Russia Today TV channel, according to “Echo of Moscow.”

Lucas accused Russian journalists in the “production of lies” and said that the employees of these two media outlets “need to be pushed to the margins of the media space, so they would no longer be treated as real journalists and were seen only as cranks and propagandists.”

Lucas even promised to use his personal influence to counteract the careers of those who cooperates with RT and Sputnik.

In November, editor-in-chief of the Russian TV channel Russia Today Margarita Simonyan accused Britain of censorship after the British state regulator Ofcom threatened Russia Today with withdrawal of its license due to biased coverage of events in Ukraine.

Translated by: A. N.
Source: GordonUA.com

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