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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Text of report by Russian news agency ITAR-TASS
Moscow, 9 December: Members of the Russian Public Chamber are saying that giving it additional powers to monitor compliance with freedom of expression in the media is a useful and proper decision. The State Duma adopted the relevant amendments to the law "On the Public Chamber" in the third reading today.
In the view of President of the National Association of Television and Radio Broadcasters Eduard Sagalayev, the new law gives the chamber "more powers to discuss instances where someone obstructs freedom of expression in the media". "The Public Chamber will …