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Authorities raid Russian state news agency TASS: TASS spokeswoman

February 5, 2016

Russian state news agency TASS on Friday said that authorities were raiding its Moscow headquarters in relation to an employee’s former occupation.

“The searches that are being conducted are linked to a TASS employee,” agency spokeswoman Yekaterina Titova told AFP. “They are related to this employee’s former workplace and are not in any way linked to TASS.”

Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.