Contents tagged with Russia Today

  • Estonia says it has every right to deny Russian journalists accreditation if they undermine country’s security

    The Estonian presidency of the Council of the European Union said that it has a right to deny Russian journalists accreditation if it considers that their actions are aimed at subversive activities, reported EUobserver.

    "Estonia reserves the right of not accrediting or considering as media such channels [like those belonging to the Rossiya Today group] whose editorial offices are not independent, who do not follow good journalistic practice," the Estonian presidency stated.

    Estonia also said …

  • Macron calls Russia Today and Sputnik news outlets ‘tools of propaganda’

    French President Emmanuel Macron at a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin referred to the Russian state television channel Russia Today and the news agency Sputnik as "tools of false propaganda."

    On Election Day in France, Sputnik and Russia Today were not allowed into Macron’s headquarters despite several requests.

    He responded to the question as to why employees of Russia Today and Sputnik were denied access to his election headquarters during the election campaign. " …

  • U.S. Congress denies accreditation to the Russian agency Sputnik

    The Congressional Periodical Press Gallery committee, which deals with media accreditation, has refused to provide the Russian news agency Sputnik with a press pass, Radio Liberty reported.

    The Senate Periodical Press Gallery Director, Justin Wilson, stressed that accreditation is not given to media whose work is paid by a state.

    He also noted that the news agency could appeal against this decision.

    Sputnik correspondent Andrew Feinberg, Sputnik’s White House correspondent, called the …

  • Macron's team accuses Russia of interfering with their presidential campaign in France

    According to Le Parisien, French Presidential Candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign team is concerned that their candidate has become the target of fake news and misinformation by the Russian Federation, which is interfering with their election campaign."Today we have to look at the facts. The main mass media of Russia, Russia Today and Sputnik, which are state-operated, have been disseminating false information [about Macron]. Then, the news is being repeated and quoted and it affects our …

  • James Clapper: The Russia Today TV channel is directed against the United States

    The U.S. National Intelligence Director, James Clapper, said he was "deeply concerned" about the activity of the Russia Today television channel, which, in his opinion, is directed against the United States, as stated during a Senate hearing on foreign cyber threats.

    "As for the RT, it is well supported and financed by the Russian government. It is very actively promoting a particular point of view, disparaging our system, accusing the USA of hypocrisy regarding human rights and so forth," …

  • The UK has frozen all of Russia Today accounts

    The Editor-in-Chief of Russia Today, Margarita Simonyan, tweeted on her Twitter page that all accounts of the multilingual Russia Today TV Company have been blocked in the UK.

    “All of our accounts have been blocked in the UK. The decision should be subject to review. Long live freedom of speech,” she tweeted.

    As previously reported, an investigation into the case against the Kremlin’s English language Russia Today TV Channel, which published inaccurate information about a gas production …

  • The Times: Investigation into Russia Today has been initiated in Great Britain

    A recent story on the Russia Today channel about an energy company allegedly disposing of toxic waste on the coasts of Africa has caused an investigation to be initiated against the Russian TV channel on the suspicion that the channel provides false information.

    On September 13th, The Times announced that the channel will be checked for adherence to the principles of objectivity and impartiality. The reason for the investigation was a story on the channel about the British energy company …

  • The founder of 'Russia Today' found dead in Washington

    The Russian embassy in Washington has confirmed that the person found dead in the hotel room in the center of USA capital is indeed Michael Lesin. Lesin had been staying at Hotel Dupont when he was found Thursday, according to ABC News.From 1999 to 2004, Lesin served as Russia's Minister of Press, Television and Radio, and also a media advisor to the Russian President.From 2013 to 2014 Lesin was the head of the media holding "Gazprom-Media," the state-controlled media giant.Lesin is credited …