Reuters withdraws story following plagiarism charge by Guardian writer


Reuters has withdrawn a story by Moscow Correspondent Alissa de Carbonnel after allegations it took key elements from The Guardian's work. Miriam Elder, The Guardian's Moscow Correspondent, said Thursday that de Carbonnel's piece contained structural similarities and key phrases drawn from her own story, published a month earlier, about the same Russian author's war diary. In a memo obtained by Dylan Byers, it seems Reuters agrees. The story was pulled, an editor says, "because, though it included original reporting, it is too similar to a piece already published by The Guardian." || Related: GW Hatchet dismisses writer over plagiarism


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