#AceWorldNews – RIGA – April 15 – Latvia has suspended broadcasting Russia’s Rossiya RTR television channel for three months, the BBC said.
An “administration process” was reportedly launched against the First Baltic Channel, and Rossiya 24 TV channel was labelled as “creating problems” over their coverage of the events in Ukraine. Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian public broadcasters are considering a plan to set up a new Russian-language TV channel.
Chairman of the Russian Presidential Human Rights Council Mikhail Fedotov had said the ban on Russian TV channels in Latvia and Lithuania would violate the rights of television audience.
#AceMediaNews – KIEV – March 25 – Ukraine’s State Television and Radio broadcasting Committee recommended state TV and radio broadcasters to “correct” their program schedule “taking into account the need in neutralizing information onslaught from Russia”.
At a meeting that took place on Tuesday, the committee decided to increase the amount of news round-ups and, at the same time, lessen the number of other types of programs. “State TV and radio companies are recommended to submit in time their proposals on changes in relevant appendixes to broadcasting licenses to the National Council for Television and Radio Broadcasting,” the state committee said.
Earlier, the National Council for Television and Radio Broadcasting in Ukraine recommended the cable providers to “temporarily abstain” from retransmitting programs of Russia’s channels Vesti, Rossiya 24, Channel One, RTR Planeta and NTV-Mir within their cable networks.
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#AceWorldNews – ST. PETERSBURG – March 23 – Airliner Airbus A320 of air company Rossiya en route to the German city of Munich had to stop a take-off roll on the runway at St. Petersburg airport Pulkovo over technical problems, an official of the air traffic service of company Air Harbour of the Russian northern capital that manages the airport told Itar-Tass on Sunday.
The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon. “Airliner Airbus A320 has interrupted a take-off roll on the airport runway over a technical malfunction and steered to an airport terminal according to instructions,” the official said.
He did not note which technical malfunction in concrete resulted in failure to take off.
The airplane was carrying 170 people, the official said.
Meanwhile, no one was hurt in the incident, the St. Petersburg emergency situation department told Itar-Tass.
Passengers are waiting for another airplane to bring them to their destination.