Posts tagged as bans

Latvia bans Kremlin propaganda channel RT

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Latvia has banned the Russian state-controlled television channel RT, formerly known as Russia Today, saying that it was under control of Dmitry Kiselev, who is on the EU’s sanctions list. On Tuesday, Latvia’s media watchdog, the National Electronic Mass Media Council (NEPLP), banned seven multilingual channels operated by RT. It also said Latvia will urge other EU countries to follow suit. “We have carried out a very large inspection of…

Lithuanian MPs dine in cafeteria despite quarantine bans

Friday, April 10, 2020

Lithuanian Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga has criticised MPs who had lunch in the parliament’s cafeteria despite the nationwide quarantine. “It’s a shame that the MPs didn’t think about that, but I’d like to recall that the catering services cannot organise such activities, because it is forbidden,” Veryga told reporters on Thursday. Under the nationwide quarantine rules, only takeaway services are permitted, and cafes and restaurants have been forced to close…

Vietnam bans animated ‘Abominable’ over South China Sea map

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Vietnam has pulled “Abominable” from theaters because the U.S.-Chinese-made animated movie showed a map supporting Chinese claims to the disputed South China Sea. The image in one scene showed the so-called nine-dash line, a vague and broken outline around the resource-rich waters China claims as its own territory. Those claims overlap with claims by Vietnam and other Asian governments, and an international tribunal in 2016 invalidated China’s vast claims in…

Hong Kong leader bans masks in hardening stance on protests

Friday, October 4, 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam banned protesters from wearing masks Friday in a hardening of the government’s stance on the territory’s most disruptive crisis since it reverted to Chinese rule in 1997. Lam announced the ban at an afternoon news conference where she decried a recent escalation of violence after four months of anti-government demonstrations. The mask ban, imposed under a colonial-era Emergency Ordinance, takes effect Saturday. It applies to…

Lithuanian agency bans Czech circus’ elephant shows

Monday, June 24, 2019

Lithuania’s Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn its permit for the Francesko Jung circus from the Czech Republic to publicly exhibit its elephant. “Upon discovery of violations related to the animal’s welfare, the animal’s improper care and failure to comply with the animal exhibition conditions stated in the permit, the agency has made the decision to withdraw the issued permit,” the agency told BNS Lithuania. The document in BNS Lithuania’s possession…