Mikhail Romanov

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Employees of a regional TV company work during the broadcast of an annual nationwide televised phone-in show attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Krasnoyarsk, Russia June 20, 2019. Journalist Mikhail Romanov found guilty of "abuse of freedom of information" and "false" news in the city of Yakutsk on July 25. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

Russian journalist Mikhail Romanov found guilty of ‘abuse of freedom of information’ and ‘false’ news

Washington, D.C., August 2, 2019–Journalist Mikhail Romanov, a correspondent with the weekly Yakutsk Vecherniy, was found guilty on July 25 by the city court of Yakutsk, in eastern Russia, on charges of “abuse of freedom of information by publishing false information that poses a threat to the public,” according to news reports. He was fined…

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