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Russian media regulator accuses ‘BBC World News’ of violations

Source: TASS

Roskomnadzor, Russia’s media regulation and censorship agency, has reported violations in the operations of the BBC World News television channel, TASS reported.

Among the violations is a failure to include age restriction markers in the channel’s programming. Roskomnadzor has submitted protocols on the matter to Russia’s court system, with a hearing set to take place on March 12, 2020.

Roskomnadzor conducted checks on BBC World News and the BBC website after the British media regulator Ofcom accused the channel RT of violating British rules and issued a fine of 200,000 pounds ($256,448). The Russian agency openly acknowledged that its investigations were a response to Ofcom’s.

Ofcom also fined the company Baltic Media Alliance 20,000 pounds after finding violations in the operations of NTV World Baltia.