Latvia has banned the state-owned Russian television channel RT, saying it is controlled by an individual who is under EU sanctions, the country’s permanent representation to the EU said Tuesday.
Dmitry Kiselev, the man that triggered Latvia’s move, was put on the EU sanctions list in March 2014 over his alleged role in promoting Kremlin propaganda in support of Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
According to the Electronic Mass Media Council (NEPLP), Latvia’s national media watchdog, RT and the network of channels operated by it are under Kiselev’s “effective control” and has attempted to present Latvia as a failed state.
But Kiselev, who in …read more
Source:: European Voice