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Russia: New proposal mandates media firms to cover journalists in risky areas

February 25, 2014 - 6:00am

A new proposal in Russia calls for making it mandatory for media firms to insure journalists covering events in dangerous areas, including regions experiencing riots, reports Forinsurer.

A lawmaker has said policymakers will discuss the matter.

Media industry representatives said the move could lead to higher costs, but still supported the move.

One industry leader said more details are needed to gauge potential consequences, adding that the procedure for securing insurance should be simplified.

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