UPDATED: Consortium News is extending a job offer to ex-Radio New Zealand editor Michael Hall, who was suspended for editing Reuters copy to reflect the facts in Ukraine.
Earlier this month, Consortium News reported that an editor at Radio New Zealand (RNZ) was suspended for editing Reuters copy that actually inserted correct facts about the war in Ukraine.
“The articles in question made a range of amendments: adding the word ‘coup’ to describe the Maidan revolution; changing a description of Ukraine’s former ‘pro-Russian president’ to read ‘pro-Russian elected government’; adding references to a ‘pro-western government’ that had ‘suppressed ethnic Russians’; and on several occasions adding references to Russian concerns about ‘neo-Nazi elements’ in Ukraine.”
And more truth was added to the story, The Guardian inadvertently says:
“In one article, a paragraph was added reading: ‘The Kremlin also said its invasion was sparked by a failure to implement the Minsk agreement peace accords, designed to give Russia speakers autonomy and protection, and the rise of a neo-Nazi element in Ukraine since a coup ousted a Russian-friendly Ukrainian government in 2014.’
Another added that Russia launched its invasion ‘claiming that a US-backed coup in 2014 with the help of neo-Nazis had created a threat to its borders and had ignited a civil war that saw Russian-speaking minorities persecuted.’”
These are facts that Consortium News has been reporting since 2014 — but which establishment media has been suppressing — including these two exhaustively corroborated accounts: On the Influence of Neo-Nazism in Ukraine and Evidence of US-Backed Coup in Kiev.
While RNZ’s investigation continues, Hall resigned from his job. He would have a home at Consortium News. So that’s why we are making a public pronouncement that we hope reaches him: You are welcomed to work as an editor at CN. Contact us at [email protected] .
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