Freedom of Speech – Ekho Moskvy Board of Directors to hold vote

posted 21 Nov 2014, 09:24 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 21 Nov 2014, 09:28 ]
17 November 2014

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The chair of the Board of Directors of the radio station Ekho Moskvy Mikhail Lesin has notified the station’s editor Aleksei Venediktov that the board will hold a vote on 21st November 2014 regarding three questions: appointment of the editor, appointment of the editorial team, and the broadcasting format.

A copy of the notification was published on the Facebook page of Ekho journalist Irina Vorobieva.

As Mediazona noted, earlier last Friday Ekho Moskvy said it would not appeal against the warning from Roskomnadzor issued after the live broadcast of the programme “With my own eyes”. According to representatives from the agency, the programme contained “information justifying the practice of committing war crimes”, but they did not produce any specific examples or quotations to justify the warning. The current editor of Ekho Moskvy Aleksei Vendiktov at that time announced the radio station would go to court.

Venediktov’s assistant Lesya Ryabtseva said on Twitter that the station’s general director, Ekaterina Pavlova, had refused to lodge such an appeal.

Translated by Chloe Cranston