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The United Kingdom launched an investigation on a series of programmes aired by Russian TV, RT.
Ofcom is in fact examining instances where Kremlin-backed news channel potentially breached UK broadcast laws on impartiality. Ofcom said it had monitored RT intensively since the news became public and was now examining a number of instances in which the channel potentially breached broadcast laws on impartiality.
RT, is facing seven new investigations after Ofcom said that it had seen a significant rise in potentially problematic material since the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal.
It said that not all cases necessarily related to the Salisbury attack.
The UK broadcast regulator repeated that it could ultimately revoke the channel’s licence to operate in the UK following the conclusion of its investigation, forcing the channel off air.
The regulator said that “since the events in Salisbury, we have observed a significant increase in the number of programmes broadcast that we consider warrant investigation as potential breaches of the broadcasting code. Ultimately, we may decide that the licence should be revoked because the licensee is not fit and proper, on broadcasting compliance grounds.”
Source : CNN, Guardian, Ofcom