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press freedom group gives russia ‘red card’

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press freedom group gives russia ‘red card’

reporters without borders (rsf) has used the international focus on russia ahead of the world cup to shed light on the plight of imprisoned journalists.rsf ranked russia’s press freedom in 148th place out of 180 countries this year. the organization says at least 34 journalists have been killed in connection with their reporting since vladimir putin came to power almost two decades ago.“no one ever gets a red card for tackling journalists from behind. from police violence to murders of journalists, impunity is the rule,” rsf said in an online statement wednesday. the press freedom organization launched an awareness campaign ahead of the world cup with giant portraits of seven imprisoned journalists, made to look like football trading c...