Russian media denied accreditation at 9/11 ceremonies – world



NEW YORK, September 10. / TASS /. TASS correspondents have been denied accreditation during ceremonies to be held at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City.

A questionnaire to be completed by candidates for the ceremony was distributed by the US State Department in mid-August. A response had been promised for September 9. Three TASS correspondents who had applied for accreditation were refused permission to attend.

The organizers of the ceremony – the museum’s press service – explained that there had been too many requests, while the number of places was limited. The blank accreditation request form indicated that mass media can delegate up to two staff.

Russian news agency RIA Novosti said earlier that its correspondents were also denied permission to attend. No other Russian media outlet in New York has been able to confirm to TASS that it has achieved accreditation. Other journalists also asked about the rules that the mass media must follow during the memorial ceremony. For example, the New York bureau chief of Mexican television channel Noticieros Televisia, Ariel Muchachos, questioned why he was not allowed to film video footage at the ceremony. It was announced that only the official video will be shown to approved recipients. The same rule applies to photographs. Only official images will be broadcast.

The remembrance ceremony at the site of the twin towers of the former World Trade Center in New York will be held on the morning of September 11. US President Joe Biden will attend.


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