The Federal service for supervision in the sphere of Telecom, information technologies and mass communications reported the detection of violations of Russian law by the us TV channel “CNN International”. As noted, in accordance with the identified violations of the law on mass media will continue to decide on the imposition of “CNN International” warning for violation of the legislation of the Russian Federation and conditions of the license.
“Control of Roskomnadzor for the Central Federal district carried out a planned systematic observation in respect of LLC “Turner information programs and life style”. The company on the basis of the certificate of registration of mass media and universal broadcasting license in Russia carries out the broadcasting of the TV channel “CNN International”. In the activities of the TV channel “CNN International” the violations of Russian legislation on mass media that in accordance with the administrative code provides for administrative liability. The representatives of the channel caused by the Roskomnadzor for the consideration of administrative cases. Resolved the issue of making the channel a warning for the violation of the media law and licensing requirements in the broadcasting industry. Also the TV channel will be given the instruction about elimination of the revealed violations”.
The previous day the chief editor of RT Margarita Simonyan said that the US authorities require RT to register as a foreign agent in accordance with the law on foreign agents (FARA), which does not apply to media and lobbying organizations. The Russian foreign Ministry warned that Russia would take retaliatory measures “against information resources, including American, having an audience in Russia that receive financial support from the United States.”