RNZ CEO Paul Thompson is one of 31 New Zealanders, many of them journalists, who have been penalized by the Russian Federation for “anti-Russian propaganda”.
The list released by the Russian Foreign Ministry also includes Michael Boggs, the CEO of NZMESinead Boucher, the owner of StuffShayne Currie the editor in chief of NZME and Tova O’Brien van FM today who conducted an interview with the Ukrainian president.
Also included is David Cohen, who recently completed the RNZ cookbook and is a regular contributor to the media.
Clarke Gayford, the partner of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, will also receive sanctions.
The ministry said sanctions have now banned entry to Russia indefinitely.
More to come…