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CNN TEAM OUSTED FROM CRIMEA HOTEL

March 7, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN International correspondent Anna Coren told Anderson Cooper Thursday that the management of the hotel in Crimea where she is staying informed her that she and her crew would have to stop broadcasting or they would be kicked out. “We asked for the reason, they didn’t give us one,” Coren said. “Very unusual, but basically said stop broadcasting or we’ll kick you out.” Coren said that she felt that the hotel management was being “pressured” but didn’t know who was doing the pressuring. Earlier in the day Coren reported that the Crimean government had voted to align with Russia. Coren suggested that the government is determined that reports from the area must be pro-Russian “or they don’t want to hear it.” She said that when people in the area hear that she works for CNN, “there’s a great deal of hostility.”