The Union of Russian Journalists has expressed strong concerns over the threats targeting London correspondent of Russia’s NTV television Elizaveta Gerson. The Union intends to draw attention of its UK colleagues to the situation, it said in a statement on Monday, TASS reports.
"After the incident in Salisbury (poisoning of former Russian intelligence colonel and his daughter) and in connection with a new anti-Russian campaign launched by UK media, the Russian journalists working in England have found themselves in an extremely tense psychological situation, which prevents them from performing official duties," the report said.
Russian journalists are getting letters with threats, including threats to their health and life. The Union of Russian Journalists expresses a strong concern over the developments," it said.
With this in view, the Union intends to shortly appeal to the International Federation of Journalists and their colleagues from the National Union of Journalists that brings together journalists from Britain and Ireland with a request to look into the threats and voice their stance on this.