Contents tagged with RT

  • Lithuania bans broadcast of Russian TV channel RT

    The Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania has banned the broadcast of the Russian TV channel RT in the country.

    The reason was the connection of the TV channel with the Russian TV presenter and director general of the news agency "Russia Today" Dmitry Kiselyov, who is on the EU sanctions list, explained the chairman of the Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission, Mantas Martisius.

    "Based on the information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Lithuanian Radio and Television …

  • Kremlin: Russia prepares ‘mirror response’ to the fine against RT TV channel in the UK

    RosKomNadzor (RKN), Russia’s federal agency for censorship of media and telecommunications, is preparing a “mirror response to the biased treatment of Russian media abroad”, the agency announced on its official website on August 1. Draft amendments to the law on foreign media will be put forward in Russia’s State Duma over the next 10 days, and will prescribe fines “well into the millions”, RKN executive Aleksandr Zharov told Interfax. The censorship agency noted that it has already given …

  • Russia warns British media of repercussions if RT news agency is penalized in the UK

    The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has warned the British media working in Russia about the potential response after the Russian state channel RT (former Russia Today) was fined in the UK for bias, reports Radio Liberty.

    "Once again, we are witnessing how the British authorities are trying to limit the activities of the Russian media in the country, using financial leverage that fits into the anti-Russian campaign in the UK. We consider Ofcom's (Office of Communications) decision an act …

  • Washington: Russia can influence public opinion through RT and Sputnik

    In a joint statement of the Director’s office of the National Intelligence Agency, Ministry of Justice, FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security, the United States said that Russia, China, and Iran are “attempting” to undermine the institution of democracy and influence public opinion.

    The statement is published on the website of the head of national intelligence.

    “We are concerned about ongoing campaigns by Russia, China and other foreign actors, including Iran, to undermine confidence …

  • Kremlin to ban American journalists from visiting Russian State Duma

    The State Duma of Russia will pass a resolution banning American journalist from visiting the lower house of the State Duma in response to the US Congress taking away the accreditation of RT journalists,  stated the head of Rules and Regulations Committee of the State Duma Olga Savastyanova, RIA Novosti reports.

    According to Savastyanova, on December 4, this proposal will be considered by the committee, and on the 5th - by the Council of the State Duma. On December 6, the proposal will be …

  • United States includes Radio Sputnik in the register of Foreign Agents

    The US Department of Justice has officially added the company Reston Translator, which broadcasts Sputnik radio programs, to its list of foreign agents. The entry is #6490 in the corresponding register.

    It appears that the principal of the company Reston Translator, which registered in Virginia, is the federal state unitary enterprise International Information Agency Russia Today. The Agency is registered at 4 Zubovsky Bulvar in Moscow.

    RIA Novosti reports that the US authorities did not …

  • US State Department: Russia does not understand law on foreign agents

    Russia is misinterpreting the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which creates transparency but does not restrict freedom of speech or prevent the spread of information, an official US State Department representative told TASS.

    The State Department spokesperson was commenting on the amendments adopted in Russia which make it possible to recognize overseas media as foreign agents.

    According to the representative, in official Russian statements this bill is connected to the demand to “ …

  • RT reports to the US Justice Department that it does not have sufficient data on its Russian-based funding sources

    Documents containing information on financing of the RT (Russia Today) television channel have appeared on the website of the US Department of Justice, just one day after the company registered as a Foreign Agent under the relevant law (FARA).

    The documents suggest that RT does not know the Russia-based sources from which it receives money that helps finance its work.

    The television channel explains in its registration statement that the American structure behind it, T&R Productions LLC, …

  • Poland confirms it acted within law when revoking residency permit of Russia Today’s journalist

    The Provincial Administrative Court in Warsaw admitted it legally revoked the EU legal residence of the MIA (International News Agency) Russia Today journalist, Leonid Sviridov, RIA Novosti reported.

    The decision of the provincial administrative court is not final and can be challenged in the Higher Provincial Court of Poland. The court documents regarding the Russian journalist are classified.

    During the court hearing, Sviridov's lawyer, Yaroslav Helstovsky, asked to see the case materials, …

  • Russia Today ignores US demand to register as foreign agent

    Television channel Russia Today (RT) has not met the US Department of Justice’s demand for self-registration as a foreign agent by the set deadline,  the TV channel CNN, citing documents released by the US Department of Justice.

    RT was supposed to register as an agent before October 17.

    It is noted that the TV channel is deliberately opposing the decision by the United States. "Our legal team has been doing everything possible for RT to avoid having to register under FARA, and the dialogue is …