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Russia’s communications regulator finds irregularities in BBC World News broadcasts

13:08 04/03/2020

MOSCOW, March 4 (RAPSI) – The Federal Supervision Agency for Information Technologies, Communications and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) has found irregularities in the broadcasts of BBC World News TV channel, the watchdog says in a statement.

During a random inspection it was found out that the channel had violated certain requirements set by the law aimed to protect children from receiving information harmful for their health and development; a document registering the violation was made, the statement reads.

Such a violation is punishable by fines ranging from 20,000 to 200,000 rubles (about $300 to $3,000) to be imposed on officers of organizations violating the law, whereas the infringement matter is to be confiscated.

Another violation found out during the inspection is the failure on the part of BBC World News to timely present legal deposit copies of documents in breach of a respective law and the Code of Administrative Offences. Fines imposed on officers of organizations committing such a violation range from 1,000 to 2,000 rubles ($15 to $30), whereas those imposed on corporation range from 10,000 to 20,000 rubles ($150 to $300); the infringement matter is to be confiscated.

The protocols registering the violations have been filed with a court, the hearings are to begin on March 12, the statement reads.

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Russia’s communications regulator finds irregularities in BBC World News broadcasts

13:08 04/03/2020 The Federal Supervision Agency for Information Technologies, Communications and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) has found irregularities in the broadcasts of BBC World News TV channel.
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