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The BBC shuts down news operations in Russia

FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians walk past a BBC logo at Broadcasting House as the company announced it will be shedding around 450 jobs at its news division in London
FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians walk past a BBC logo at Broadcasting House in London, Britain January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

March 4, 2022

(Reuters) – The BBC said on Friday it had temporarily suspended news operations in the Russian Federation while it assessed the impact of new legislation passed by Russian authorities.

BBC News will continue its service in Russian from outside Russia.

“The safety of our staff is paramount and we are not prepared to put them at risk of prosecution simply for doing their job,” BBC director-general Tim Davie said in a statement. “I want to commend them all for their courage, determination and professionalism.”

(Reporting by Dawn Chmielewski, Editing by Louise Heavens)

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