The foreign Ministry proposed to retain the “counter-terrorism restrictions” for the media

The Russian foreign Ministry proposed to enshrine in international law a decree on “voluntary counter-terrorism restrictions in the media” for press information on the background of the conflict in Syria. This was told “Interfax” the Deputy head of the Department of new challenges and threats Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Vladimir Andreev.

According to him, the restrictions should include “samsaram” refrain from producing media context, can provoke a lead to terrorism radicalization”. Andreev believes that this should apply not only to media workers, but also officials of foreign States.

The Russian MFA said that “amid Syrian crisis Russia has faced an explicit threat in the form of “future terrorist attacks” against our military and citizens who flew the “world” media and received more radical interpretation to social networks, transformed into direct calls for violence and revenge “against the Russians”. As an example, he cited the publication in some media about the murder of the Russian Ambassador in Turkey Andrey Karlov.

Andreev called on the international community to prevent any attempt at public justification of terrorist acts. “Seeing how this is then actively circulated in the media and social networks under the convenient guise of “freedom of speech”, exacerbating the volatile atmosphere and largely provoking terrorist and extremist manifestations,” — said the diplomat.

On the MFA website there is a section with links to materials in the media, which, in the opinion of the Russian foreign Ministry, to spread “fake” news. The Agency locates these publications, puts a makeshift stamp with the word “fake” and writes: “in this material spread information that is untrue”. Evidence to the contrary, the foreign Ministry does not.