Just the Facts
Friday, September 26, 2003
A new law in Russia prohibits media from providing any "commentary" when covering a political campaign. In practice, the rule has left political reporters with almost nothing to report, because the definition of campaigning is so all-encompassing. Two violations by a media organization and it can be shut down for the duration of the campaign. Reporter Fred Weir is based in Moscow, and joins Brooke to discuss the new rule.