Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

ACCESS ASIA

Pakistan: Despite rights gains, transgender community still at risk

Read more

THE DEBATE

Fillon, Le Pen cry 'witch-hunt' over corruption probes (part 1)

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Fly me to the moon: SpaceX's plans for space tourism

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'We are Deniz'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Fillon and Copé bury the hatchet over some cheese

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Displaced people in Cameroon not getting enough aid

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Monumental mix up at Oscars

Read more

THE DEBATE

Do scandals matter? Fillon, Le Pen cry 'witch-hunt" over corruption probes (part 2)

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Philippines: Has Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ gone too far?

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

An interview with a French or international personality from the world of economics, politics, culture or diplomacy. Every Wednesday at 4.45 pm Paris time and Saturday at 7.45 am.

Latest update : 2014-02-06

David Satter, Former Moscow correspondent

Since September last year, David Satter, a US journalist and the author of three books on Russia and the Soviet Union, had been working in Moscow as an adviser to the US broadcaster Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty. In December, the Russian authorities told him he was banned from entering the country for the next five years, making him one of the few Western journalists to be expelled from Russia since the end of the Cold War. His offence? A bogus visa violation.

David Satter explains to France 24’s Robert Parsons that “the so-called visa violation was simply something invented by the Russian authorities after I was told that I was persona non grata". Satter adds that "the competent organs, in effect the FSB, had ruled that my presence on the territory of the Russian Federation was undesirable”. 

By Robert PARSONS

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2017-02-25 Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines: Has Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ gone too far?

Since President Rodrigo Duterte came to power in the Philippines in June, 2016, more than 7,700 people have been killed in his so-called war on drugs. Activists say about a third...

Read more

2017-02-22 human rights

Amnesty chief urges France to 'stay true to its values'

This year, London-based Amnesty International took the unusual step of unveiling its much-awaited annual report in France. Amnesty Secretary-General Salil Shetty explains why...

Read more

2017-02-20 Turkey

'Turkey is the biggest jail for journalists in the world'

Can Dündar is the former editor in chief of Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper. After being charged with espionage and surviving an assassination attempt in May 2016, he fled his...

Read more

2017-02-18 NATO

NATO chief Stoltenberg: US is 'strongly committed to Alliance'

In an interview with FRANCE 24 at the Munich Security Conference over the weekend, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed the US commitment to NATO under President...

Read more

2017-02-20 France

France's election: 'The Russians are doing what they can to bring down Macron'

Alarmed by allegations that Russia meddled in the US presidential election, potentially swinging the vote in Donald Trump's favour, France's foreign minister warned Russia this...

Read more