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Embattled Ekho Moskvy’s Long Record of Riling Officials

A Eurasianet partner post from RFE/RL

The doggedly independent Russian radio station Ekho Moskvy is facing an existential crisis this week, with its editorial leadership and its operations due to be scrutinized in a snap shareholders meeting on November 21 called by state-owned Gazprom-Media, which holds a controlling stake in the station. 
 
The meeting comes amid controversy over a recent tweet by a veteran Ekho Moskvy host about the death of the son of Kremlin's chief of staff Sergei Ivanov and the station’s coverage of the Ukraine crisis, which earned it a warning from the Russian government's press watchdog.
 

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Embattled Ekho Moskvy’s Long Record of Riling Officials

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