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Longtime Boston Reporter Joe Bergantino Briefly Held In Russia03:40

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A longtime Boston reporter was briefly detained by Russian authorities Thursday and reprimanded by an immigration judge for violating the country's visa laws.

Joe Bergantino, who leads the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, based at Boston University, says he was told he could not continue training sessions arranged with Russian journalists. Listen to David Boeri's full report above.

Note: WBUR’s operating license is owned by Boston University, where NECIR is based.

This segment aired on October 16, 2014.

David Boeri Twitter Senior Reporter
Now retired, David Boeri was a senior reporter at WBUR.


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