German Public Broadcasters Resume Reporting from Russia

German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF resume their coverage from Russia. They had temporarily stopped doing so earlier this month due to a law stipulating that spreading “fake news” about the military leads to prison sentences and fines.


The correspondents in Moscow are returning to work after the consequences of the law have been assessed.

They will report on the decisions of the Russian leadership and the reactions from society, for example, protests against the war, reactions from the Russian elite, and the concrete impact of sanctions on citizens’ daily lives broadcasters. In addition, the military situation is reported from locations outside Russia.

Several international media outlets have stopped working in Russia because of the law. Russia describes the invasion of Ukraine as a “special military mission” and wants the media to do the same. However, they must not speak of an attack, invasion or declaration of war.

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