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Sagalayev hailed as a Russian TV journalism icon by former Human Rights Council President Fedotov

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Moscow, May 13 – The head of the National Association of Broadcasters Eduard Sagalaev stood at the origins of free television journalism, was a real symbol and defended the interests of regional television journalists, thanks to which a TV appeared that could freely talk with the viewer, Mikhail Fedotov, formerly the head of the Human Rights Council of the News Agency.
President of the National Association of Broadcasters Eduard Sagaliev has died at the age of 77.
He added that it was thanks to Sagalev that television was born, “which can speak freely with the viewer.”

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“It is thanks to Sagalaev that such programs as Vzglyad, The Twelfth Floor and others are made by this young editorial office … Eduard Sagalaev is a symbol of Russian television journalism … And the fact that he is gone is, of course, a terrible blow,” Fedotov said.
He said that Sagalayev defended the interests of regional television journalists.
He added that he was proud to meet such a person.
“I am proud that we have been friends with him for so many decades. Of course, there are no words to express my feelings about his passing,” concluded the agency’s interviewer.

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