Contents tagged with Russia Today

  • Russia Today removed from list of channels aired in Washington, DC

    The service provider broadcasting RT (Russia Today) in Washington has ceased distribution of the channel on its broadcasting grid, said Margarita Simonyan, Editor-in-Chief of international news agencies Russia Today and RT.

    According to Simonyan, this happened because RT was granted the status of Foreign Agent.

    "As the former State Department spokesman [Mark Toner] used to say, ‘Welcome…[to] this exercise in transparency and democracy,’" Simonyan wrote on Facebook.

    The US Congress has been …

  • Russian Embassy in Washington: American special services trying to recruit Russian journalists working in US

    In a statement published on the website of the Russian diplomatic mission, the Russian Embassy in the US has called US demands for Russian media receiving public funding to register as Foreign Agents to be unacceptable. The embassy also noted frequent attempts by foreign special services to recruit Russian journalists.

    The Embassy said that orders for the registrations of RT and RIA Global, a content producing company for Sputnik, "impede the regular work of journalist collectives" and "serve …

  • US orders content producer for Russian Sputnik to register as a Foreign Agent

    RIA Global LLC, a content-producing company that works for the international Russian agency and radio station Sputnik in the United States, has been ordered to register as a Foreign Agent, as stated in an official notification by the US Department of Justice, which was brought to the attention of RIA Novosti.

    The document is dated January 5; the company has 30 days to execute the order. It says that RIA Global LLC "is engaged in political activities in the United States in the interests of the …

  • French public figures call on the media regulator to suspend license of Russia Today TV Channel

    Public figures in France have demanded that the Russian propaganda channel Russia Today halted broadcasting, and that the license given to it be withdrawn. They appealed to the head of the Supreme Council for Audiovisual Resources of France (CSA), Olivier Schrameck, in a corresponding letter,  reported the publication Le Monde.

    "We appeal to you, Mr. Schrameck, with a request for the preservation of civil peace, to suspend the license for broadcasting rights in France issued to Russia Today," …

  • US Congress removes Russia Today’s accreditation after its registration as foreign agent

    US Congress has taken away the press accreditation of Russian TV channel RT (Russia Today) after it registered as a foreign agent, the RT website reports.

    The relevant letter was addressed to Mikhail Solodovnikov, General Manager of RT. “This action was taken in response to the registration of RT Network’s operating company, T&R Productions LLC (T&R) as a foreign agent,” RT cites the letter as saying. The decision is effective immediately. The company T&R Productions LLC, which services RT …

  • Russian Ambassador to the US expressed support for RT TV channel

    Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov has expressed "concern" about the situation regarding RT in the US, and supported the activities of the TV channel in the country, as reported by TASS.

    The diplomat said in an address to the channel’s staff that RT draws "a real picture of what is happening in the world." "I would like to express support for the activities that you are carrying out. We are very worried about what is happening around RT, and we want to assure you that we are with …

  • Putin threatens the US with retaliation over pressure on RT and Sputnik

    The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, called actions by United States authorities against RT and Sputnik Russian TV-channels “an attack on freedom of speech” and threatened retaliatory measures from Moscow, at a press conference following the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, RIA reports.

    “Without a freedom of speech there is no democracy. Clamping down on our mass media in the United States without any doubt is an attack on freedom of speech,” Putin said.

    Currently, members …

  • Russian embassy accuses US of 'double standards' with RT

    In a statement on the Facebook, the Russian embassy accused the US of “double standards” due to Washington’s demand that the Russian TV channel RT register as a foreign agent.

    “Our signals have been ignored. The RT affiliates in the US have still been given an ultimatum to register as foreign agents by November 13… The RT team’s journalistic work in the US has already been disrupted” the diplomats’ statement reads. In their opinion, the American authorities have “set a dangerous precedent”. …

  • Editor-in-Chief: Russia Today will comply with the US demands to register as a foreign agent

    The Kremlin-financed RT channel will be registered in the U.S. as a foreign agent, but will appeal this in court, as stated by the editor-in-chief of RT Margarita Simonyan.

    “The American Ministry of Justice left us no choice. Lawyers say that if we do not register as a foreign agent, then the head of the company in America can be arrested and company accounts may be seized. The company cannot function under such circumstances,” she said.

    A spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria …

  • Russia Today Editor-in-Chief accuses Twitter of collaboration with U.S. special services

    By forbidding the television channel Russia Today from advertising, Twitter has, in fact, signed up to cooperate with the U.S. special services, stated  RT (Russia Today) Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan.

    “I admit, I did not believe that Twitter was run by U.S. intelligence agencies. I thought it was a conspiracy theory. But Twitter has just admitted it. It's a shame,” she said.

    Along with this, Simonyan admitted that the Russian authorities would “respond politely” to the American media in …