Ofcom opens 15 investigations into RT’s Ukraine war coverage

The Guardian says TV station RT could lose its licence to broadcast in the UK after media regulator Ofcom launched 15 separate investigations into its news coverage of the war in Ukraine.

Ofcom opens 15 investigations into RT’s Ukraine war coverage

The Guardian says Kremlin-backed television station RT could lose its licence to broadcast in the UK after media regulator Ofcom launched 15 separate investigations into its news coverage of the war in Ukraine.

The English-language channel, once known as Russia Today and fronted by several British presenters and journalists, has repeatedly echoed President Putin’s narrative of the invasion. It has consistently referred to the invasion as a “special military operation” and focused on how Russia is supposedly protecting breakaway regions from Ukrainian aggression.

British broadcasting rules allows politically biased coverage providing the output still meets the standards of ‘due impartiality’ – meaning viewers are still exposed to alternative viewpoints.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/feb/28/ofcom-opens-15-investigations-into-rts-ukraine-war-coverage

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