East StratCom disinformation claim:

Lithuanian authorities detained two Russian TV journalists while they were performing their professional duties at the Russian opposition forum held in Trakai. Lithuania is continuing the course to censorship, violating the EU’s concept of freedom of speech.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 10. March 2016

Debunk claim:

Although journalists from all over the world had been invited to be accredited in advance, the “Rossiya” journalists never applied for accreditation and were stopped while attemting to enter the forum without the necessary passes.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Official from Lithuania in Disinformation Review issue 20. The item is located at row number 4 in the report.

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