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Trudeau slams CBC closure, says independent media a ‘deep threat’ to Putin

May 18, 2022

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday slammed Russia’s closure of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Moscow offices, saying independent media was a “deep threat” to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“The truth, responsible journalism, sharing what’s actually going on with citizens is a deep threat to Vladimir Putin and his illegal war and his authoritarian tendencies,” he told reporters in Ottawa.

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