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Russia: Medvedev honours journalists in light of Charlie Hebdo attack01:52

Russia: Medvedev honours journalists in light of Charlie Hebdo attack

Russian Federation, Moscow
January 13, 2015 at 23:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev expressed his support for the staff of Charlie Hebdo at a ceremony honouring journalists in Moscow, Tuesday.

During the ceremony, Medvedev praised journalism as one of the most socially important professions, remarking it is unfortunate that the nature of the job requires reporters to put themselves in harm's way.

The Russian Prime Minister commented on the figures released by Reporters Without Borders which stated that 66 journalists were killed in 2014, noting that there are a number of journalists present at the ceremony who lost colleagues who were covering the conflict in Ukraine - like acclaimed photojournalist Andrei Stenin.

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev expressed his support for the staff of Charlie Hebdo at a ceremony honouring journalists in Moscow, Tuesday.

During the ceremony, Medvedev praised journalism as one of the most socially important professions, remarking it is unfortunate that the nature of the job requires reporters to put themselves in harm's way.

The Russian Prime Minister commented on the figures released by Reporters Without Borders which stated that 66 journalists were killed in 2014, noting that there are a number of journalists present at the ceremony who lost colleagues who were covering the conflict in Ukraine - like acclaimed photojournalist Andrei Stenin.