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In the US, Russian television channel Russia Today was excluded from broadcasting networks Spectrum and Comcast Chicago, according to the channel’s website.
The coverage zone of these networks includes most major cities including New York, San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago and the state of New Jersey.
On September 1st, the cable television operator Spectrum refused to renew the broadcast agreement with RT. When RT questioned the reason for the decision, the operator responded that with the …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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have demanded that the Russian propaganda channel Russia Today halted broadcasting, and that the license given to it be withdrawn.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 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 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 …
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 …
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”. …
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 …