Posts tagged as RT

RT ban in Latvia leads to international exchanges

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The decisions of Latvia’s media regulators to act against Russian propaganda channels have caused a counter-reaction from the channel RT (formerly named Russia Today), Latvian Television reported July 22. The pro-Kremlin channel  RT   has distributed statements from the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB), which criticizes the actions of Latvia and Lithuania in banning propaganda channels. Meanwhile, media experts in Latvia are calling for the regulator to explain itself more clearly in the international arena. The National…

LRT English Newsletter: So long RT, and thanks for all the fakes

Friday, July 10, 2020

Following Latvia’s lead,  Lithuania has banned RT  , seen by many as the main tool for Moscow’s propaganda. The Russian embassy in Vilnius described the move as “an unfriendly decision”. The state-owned broadcaster was banned due to its links with EU-sanctioned Dmitry Kiselev – who Latvia says is the head of RT, an allegation he denies – and not due to any possible violations by the broadcaster itself. In the…

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…