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Journalists work at the office of Echo of Moscow radio in Moscow on March 3, 2022. The independent Russian radio Ekho Moskvy (Echo of Moscow), a historic figure in the Russian media landscape, announced Thursday its self-dissolution, after its ban from antenna by the authorities because of its coverage of the invasion of Ukraine. (AFP via Getty Images)
Journalists work at the office of Echo of Moscow radio in Moscow on March 3, 2022. The independent Russian radio Ekho Moskvy (Echo of Moscow), a historic figure in the Russian media landscape, announced Thursday its self-dissolution, after its ban from antenna by the authorities because of its coverage of the invasion of Ukraine. (AFP via Getty Images)

In Russia, virtually all media is now controlled by the government. A new law bans journalists from using words to accurately describe the country's military assault on Ukraine.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Karina Orlova, who was the Washington, D.C., correspondent for Russia's liberal radio station, Echo of Moscow, before it was shut down last week.

This segment aired on March 9, 2022.

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