#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – April 07 – (Interfax) – The three-month suspension by Lithuania and Latvia of broadcasts to their territory from Russian television channel RTR-Planeta is “indisputably a political decision that is beyond the common sense of journalism,” said the head of international relations at Russian state television and radio company VGTRK, Pyotr Fyodorov.
Fyodorov told the Vesti.ru website that the decision is questionable from a legal point of view because RTR-Planeta holds a European Union license for broadcasting in the Baltic countries.
“Here is an attempt, accusing Russia of one-sided coverage of events, to do the same by only leaving access to information from Ukrainian media or from the media of those Baltic states, whose sympathies are obvious to us,” he said.
#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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