Porochenko Bans BBC Journalists for Supporting Terrorism and Seperatism by Calling Ukraine ‘The Ukraine’



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President of ‘The Ukraine’ Petro Poroshenko has banned two journalists from the UK government owned BBC from entering ‘The Ukraine’ ahead of hotly contested local elections.

To the shock of many two BBC employees Emma Wells a bureau producer based in Moscow and Moscow Correspondent for BBC News Steve Rosenberg were accused of supporting terrorism and separatism by using the banned term ‘The Ukraine’ instead the officially approved term ‘Ukraine’.
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The Guardian reported that;

President Petro Poroshenko has banned two BBC correspondents from Ukraine along with many Russian journalists and public figures.

The long-serving BBC Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg and producer Emma Wells have been barred from entering the country, according to a list published on the presidential website on Wednesday. The decree says those listed were banned for one year for being a “threat to national interests” or promoting “terrorist activities”.

Here is an example…

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Poroshenko bans…well, everyone..


Petro Poroshenko has just stepped on his western supporters’ narrative of a glorious, free and happy post-Maidan Ukraine, by rather embarrassingly banning a whole slew of people from setting foot in his country – including “at least three” BBC employees. Nobody seems to know why. Either because they are a “threat to national interests” or because they are helping the “terrorists.” The list is vague.

Andrew Roy, the BBC’s foreign editor, said “This is a shameful attack on media freedom,” but the BBC website is burying the story of their own journalists being banned inside another item about how the rebel elections are a “threat to peace.”

The Guardian reports the story but does its best with its headline to give the impression there’s some sanity behind it all…

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And just can’t bring itself to condemn even this flagrant attack on journalistic freedom. After all, more than many other MSM…

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