York, January 14, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by reports
that veteran U.S. journalist David Satter has been banned from
for five years. Satter, adviser to the
U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and former Moscow correspondent for
the Financial Times, told CPJ that the Russian foreign ministry told him
to leave the country on December 4 and reapply for a Russian visa. But, he
said, on December 25, the Russian embassy in Kiev rejected his visa
application. The journalist is currently in London.