Why is Russia doubling down on independent journalism now? | ABC News

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Journalists in Russia are raising the alarm over press freedom after the BBC’s Moscow correspondent was forced to leave the country.

Media watchdogs say the kremlin has taken its crackdown on independent journalism to a new level this year.

Shaun Hassett explains how it started and why.

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