Plushev was fired from “Echo Moskvy” radio station (its main shareholder is Gazprom-Media)because of his tweet, in which he asked his followers how many of them agree that the death of the son of Mr. Ivanov (the Chief of Putin’s administration) was a “karmic punishment” for his incident with hitting an old woman on a street with his car and avoiding prosecution.
Alexander Plushev has written a post with personal excuses later on.
Maxim Katz stated that his action was not about freedom of speech, but rather about journalist responsibility.
The scandal provoked much speculation in the Russian blogosphere and online community about Gazprom-Media control of Echo Moskvy and journalistic ethics and responsibility.
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