MOSCOW, Jan. 30 (PTI) Russia has accused the BBC of “waging an information war” on different fronts – not only against Moscow, but also against other centers of global power pursuing an independent policy, days after the BBC released a controversial Series about Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova made the remarks on Friday when asked about the controversial BBC documentary.
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“Our Indian friends have already commented on this situation. I would like to draw your attention to the fact that this is yet another evidence that the BBC is waging an information war on different fronts – not only against Russia, but also against other global nations.” Pursuit of Independence The center of power for policy,” Zakharova told reporters.
Years later, she said, it turned out that the BBC was even fighting within the British establishment, becoming a tool of some groups against the interests of others.
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“It should be treated accordingly. The BBC is not an independent TV and broadcasting company, but a dependent company, often ignoring the basic requirements of the journalism industry,” she added.
The two-part BBC documentary claimed it investigated aspects of the 2002 riots in Gujarat, when Prime Minister Modi was the state’s chief minister, but was dismissed by the foreign ministry as a “propaganda film” that lacked objectivity and impartiality . Reflecting a “colonial mentality”.
The BBC defended the programme, saying it was “rigorously researched to the highest editorial standards”.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak defended Prime Minister Modi over the BBC documentary, saying he “disagreeed” with the characterization of the Indian prime minister.
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